Theft and joyride

State police said, on March 17 around 11 p.m., someone stole an excavator from the Western Construction site in Jefferson and drove it a quarter mile north on Icebox Rd. Police said the operator then drove off the road and over a wire fence. They left the excavator in the woods after causing $200 worth of damage to 60 feet of the fence and $6,000 worth of damage to the road.

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