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Vestal Man Charged For Stealing Construction Equipment

Photo: Broome County Sheriff’s Department

A Vestal man is accused in the theft of excavation equipment from sites in New Hampshire and Virginia.

The Broome County Sheriff’s Department says it has arrested 26-year-old Mark Phillips Jr. and have charged him with Criminal Possession of Stolen property, a felony.

Officials say they received a tip of two stolen excavators located in the Town of Triangle.  Upon investigation of the tip a third excavator was located.  All three pieces of equipment, valued at over $60,000 a piece, have been seized.

Sheriff’s have determined that two of the excavators were stolen from a business on October 2nd in Plainfield, New Hampshire.  The third excavator was taken from a property in Salem, Virginia on September 27th.

Phillips was arraigned in Town of Chenango Court and sent to the Broome County Jail without bail.

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