In Salford PA, Troopers Solve A Crime That Wasn’t

SKIPPACK PA – Occasionally what looks like a crime, smells like a crime, and appears to be a crime, well, might not be a crime at all. Just ask members of the Pennsylvania State Police Troop K barracks at Skippack.

Troopers responded July 1 (2021; Thursday) to the call of a 51-year-old Souderton representative of owners who were keeping a backhoe stored on a Ridge Road, Salford Township PA, property. A theft of motor vehicle crime was to be reported, according to the claim. The Case-brand backhoe, often used for excavating tasks, had disappeared and was seemingly stolen.

The troopers looked into the matter, digging (figuratively) for clues. They discovered information that confirmed nothing was amiss … except perhaps a lapse in communications.

“Subsequent investigation,” troopers wrote in a public information release distributed Monday (July 12), “found that the backhoe was not stolen” but instead “had been moved to a different job site.”

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