By Sally Voth -- email@example.com
WOODSTOCK -- The Shenandoah County Sheriff's Office is investigating various thefts scattered throughout the county in recent weeks.
The most expensive item stolen was a 1999 Chevrolet 2500 pickup. That was taken March 7 from a business in the 2000 block of Orkney Grade in Basye, Lt. Darcy Dellinger said.
He said the business had been broken into and ransacked, causing about $150 in damage.
The truck, which was worth more than $3,000, was found later that day on Runions Creek Road, Rockingham County, Dellinger said. A tool box on the truck had been damaged, he said.
A computer, tools and fishing gear were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at Tomahawk Pond on Orkney Springs Road, Orkney Springs, on March 5.
Forced entry was made into the vehicle, Dellinger said. The items taken were worth more than $1,400, he said.
A week earlier, tools and a four-wheeler were reported stolen from the 1000 block of Harman Road in Maurertown.
Forced entry was made into an outbuilding between Feb. 25-28, according to Dellinger. He said a 2001 Kawasaki Bayou 220 red ATV worth more than $1,000 was stolen, as were a welder and accessories worth more than $200 and hand and power tools valued at more than $200.
In another larceny, a Stihl Farm Boss orange and white chain saw, worth more than $200, was taken from a home's front porch in the 1000 block of Ridge Hollow Road, Edinburg.
That theft occurred between Feb. 16 and March 5, Dellinger said.
And, between Feb. 25-March 4, a red Murray 14.5 horsepower riding lawn mower was taken from a lot in the 7000 block of Back Road, Woodstock. The mower was estimated to be worth more than $200.
Anyone with any information on the thefts is asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 459-6100.