An eight month investigation into a stolen Caterpillar skid steer has come to a close.
Troopers arrested Eric Frisbie, 37, of Rose who denied his role in the stolen piece of equipment.
Investigators say it was taken from a site in Palmyra and valued at about $35,000.
The 37-year-old denied his involvement in the theft, despite troopers finding the skid steer with a ground-off serial number and new paint job. A search warrant was executed in mid-July.
However Frisbie wasn’t arrested until July 28.
That was the same day he brought what troopers described as a fake bill of sale. At that point, he was arrested for criminal possession of stolen property. It’s a felony charge that will be answered in local court at a later date.
Troopers said the arrest and end of the investigation came while they were working another case.
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