Ongoing investigation

A red 2011 Polaris Sportsman Quad with an Ashtech Z GPS unit mounted on the front was among the items stolen from the construction site for the new Prospect Elementary School. –CONTRIBUTED

A red 2011 Polaris Sportsman Quad with an Ashtech Z GPS unit mounted on the front was among the items stolen from the construction site for the new Prospect Elementary School. –CONTRIBUTED

Police continue to seek suspects in theft

PROSPECT — Police continue to investigate a major theft that occurred between Jan. 11 and Jan. 13 at the site of an elementary school that is under construction.

Resident Trooper Matthew Comeau on Thursday said police have received many tips on the incident. Police were able to obtain video stills of a suspect vehicle in the incident. The images show an older model, possibly Ford F250, green pickup truck that is pulling a dual axle trailer with a white tank on it, he said.

According to state police in a release, at least two people unlocked a gate and drove onto a construction site at 75 New Haven Road, Route 69, and stole several items, including a quad and GPS unit valued at $48,000. The thieves also are believed to have siphoned about 800 gallons worth of red-dyed diesel fuel from several machines, police said. The stolen items include an 1,800-watt generator and a 2011 Polaris Sportsman quad with an Ashtech Z GPS unit mounted on the front.

Anyone with information can call the Prospect Resident Trooper’s Office at (203) 758-6150 or Troop I in Bethany at (203) 393-4200.

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