Police investigate ATV thefts in Sangamon County

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SPRINGFIELD - Sangamon County authorities are seeking the public's help in their investigation into a series of ATV and zero-turn mower thefts throughout the area.

According to Crime Stoppers Coordinator for Sangamon and Menard Counties Mike Badger, the thefts have been reported in all parts of Sangamon County, with a concentration of thefts being reported in rural areas in the county's eastern side.  Badger says in many cases, ATVs were removed from garages or other outdoor buildings, and pushed or driven away from the area.

Authorities also say the person or persons responsible for these incidents may also be responsible for reports of residential burglaries in rural areas.  If you have any information about these thefts, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at (217) 788-8427.

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