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Man caught with stolen truck, trailer, splitters
WAKEFIELD — A 24-year-old Middleton man was arrested after allegedly stealing a pickup truck and trailer, carrying six log splitters from the McDonald’s restaurant parking lot, in West Ossipee.
Wakefield Police Department Lt. Mark O’Brien said the theft was reported at 9:45 a.m. on Thursday. The suspect was taken in custody within 35 minutes.
“It all just fell into place. Ossipee police put the report right out, and we had officers right there on Route 16,” said O’Brien. A Wakefield officer pulled the truck and trailer over after a short, slow speed pursuit. Thomas Sweeney, 24, of Middleton, was arrested without incident. He was charged with two felony counts of receiving stolen property, and two counts of disobeying an officer, a misdemeanor. He is being held at Carroll County Jail in Ossipee on $10,000 cash bail.
The stolen trailer was carrying six new Timberwolf brand log splitters with an estimated total value of about $30,000, O’Brien said. The name of the victim was not released, but O’Brien said the truck, trailer and equipment are part of the man’s livelihood as he sells the equipment at fairs for the manufacturer.
It was not yet known how quickly the victim could retrieve the truck and equipment, as the items are now evidence.
O’Brien credited the Ossipee Police Department with getting out the information so quickly after the truck and trailer were last seen headed south toward Wakefield.
There was no damage to the vehicle or its contents.
The following agencies are involved in the investigation Wakefield Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Department and the Ossipee Police Department. The investigation is ongoing. Additional charges are possible, O’Brien said.
O’Brien said a bail hearing for Sweeney is likely but had not yet been scheduled at 3rd Circuit Carroll County District Court.
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Larissa Mulkern may be reached at LMulkern@newstote.com.
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