Durham County

Dude, they found the crane ... and some other missing construction equipment.

The Durham Police Department recovered this stolen construction crane truck along with other construction equipment this week and made an arrest in the case.
The Durham Police Department recovered this stolen construction crane truck along with other construction equipment this week and made an arrest in the case.

A man was arrested this week in connection with a construction crane that was stolen on Sept. 21.

Law enforcement arrested Jerry Jeffries of Patterson Road in Durham and charged him in connection with the theft of the crane, according to a Durham Police Department news release. The crane, which was mounted on a truck, was located on Red Mountain Road in Rougemont.

Investigators served a search warrant at Jeffries’ home on Patterson Road and recovered several other stolen vehicles, including an Asplundh Tree Expert Co. truck and trailer, a Ford construction truck, two mini excavators and a John Deere skid steer.

Jeffries was charged with five counts of possession of a stolen motor vehicle as well as three counts of felony larceny of a motor vehicle, three counts of felony possession of stolen goods, one count of misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, one count of possession of stolen goods from a construction site and three counts of altering serial numbers.

The 2007 Sterling construction crane truck, worth about $100,000, was taken from Rosedale Creek Drive near Andrews Chapel Road around, according to police.

Jeffries posted a $25,000 bond and has been released from jail.

Joe Johnson: 919-419-6678, @JEJ_HSNews

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