Arrests made in stolen excavator case

August 30, 2018 12:08 PM

Two men are facing charges, accused of stealing a 10,000-pound excavator and trailer.

Jeremiah Simpson, 39, and Thomas Puff, 47, both of Copake, are charged with two counts of criminal possession of stolen property. 

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The machine and its trailer were taken from Bill's Trucking on Route 145 in Middleburgh. The equipment is worth an estimated $36,000.

Police say Simpson and Puff were hiding it on a rural property in Copake.


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