Questions remain concerning vandalized McCook Public Power utility truck

Published: May. 18, 2019 at 11:18 AM CDT
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A McCook Public Power utility truck was vandalized sometime between late Friday night and early Saturday morning east of Stockville. An image of the truck has been attached to this story. Still no word as to who broke out a window and pried open the utility boxes on the disabled truck, stealing over $15,000 in specialty equipment. The Frontier County Sheriff's Department is investigating. No comment from them yet on the investigation.

General Manager of McCook Public Power District Clint Bethel asks if anyone has any information to please contact the Frontier County Sheriff's Department or the district. He says the tools stolen are very specialized, and should be easy to recognize as so.


General Manager of McCook Public Power Clint Bethel reports over $15,000 in damages and stolen specialty equipment from one of their utility trucks which broke down east of Stockville Friday. Crews were out restoring power after tornado activity.

After the truck broke down, crews locked the truck and left it east of Stockville Friday night. Deputies from Frontier County found the truck Saturday morning and did a routine check. They discovered the driver's side window had been broken out, and the utility bins were pried open. Upon further inspection it was discovered that over $15,000 worth of specialized tools were stolen.

Bethel says the tools should be easily recognized. Stolen items include an underground locater, specialized crimping tools, and Dewalt tools.

The Frontier County Sheriff's Department is investigating at least one clue, according to Bethel.

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