Melissa Young of S. Young Enterprises says a dump truck was stolen from their company yard over the weekend, with a large Freightliner truck going missing on May 28 in the early hours of the morning.
The truck has yet to be found, but GPS tagging pinged the truck in Fort Nelson, said Young, who’s hoping the public is able to keep an eye out for the missing truck.
“They drove it through our gate. They hot-wired it, and stole it in about two minutes, so they knew what they were doing,” said Young. “Our fence is ruined and our gate is on the side of the road.”
The Freightliner is a white 2020 model and may have scratches from being driven through their fence, she added, noting the piece of equipment is critical to the homegrown company, who’s expecting to complete several road construction jobs this summer.
“We have insurance, but it’s not going to cover the cost to buy a new one and it’s not going to cover our fence,” said Young, noting the costs are upwards of $60,000 to replace the truck and fix the damages.
Fort St. John RCMP said they haven’t had much luck tracking down the stolen vehicle, but are in contact with the Northern Rockies detachment in Fort Nelson.
“Northern Rockies detachment assisted with our investigation, executing a search warrant at a property in their area for the vehicle. Unfortunately the vehicle was not located and remains outstanding,” said Fort St. John Staff Sgt. Scott Watson.
Anyone with any information that could help locate the stolen truck are advised to call the RCMP or contact S. Young Enterprises.
Tom Summer, Alaska Highway News, Local Journalism Initiative.
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Tom Summer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Alaska Highway News