NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Highway Patrol has recovered two pieces of stolen construction equipment worth more than $100,000.
According to the THP, a 2007 Kubota Mini Excavator was reported stolen in Murfreesboro on Nov. 26. When Murfreesboro Police entered the excavator's information into state and federal crime databases, it activated a LoJack transponder concealed in the equipment.
A THP aviation unit on a separate assignment nearly a month later detected a signal from the stolen excavator, which was discovered at a homeowner's construction site.
Information developed during the investigation led to the recovery of a second piece of stolen equipment, a 2012 Caterpillar Mini Excavator that had been stolen on Dec. 5 in Williamson County.
This case remains under investigation.