Tips needed to help solve gravel pit burglary

Tri-County Crimestoppers

The Perkins County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in solving a recent theft.

Sometime between Dec. 24, 2017 and Jan. 17, unknown person(s) accessed the Foster gravel pit, operated by the District No. 3 Roads Department in Perkins County, located at 31760 Road 771, just inside Perkins County and about seven miles south of Brule. 

A front end loader was used to remove approximately 200 cubic yards of dirt from the pit. The dirt was loaded on a semi-truck. It was estimated that the semi used to move the dirt took about 20 cubic yards at a time, which would have taken about 10 trips from the pit to the end destination. 

Total loss was about $250. Tire tracks from heavy equipment were found in the pit, and semi tire tracks were found leaving the pit westbound on Road 771 and leading north into Keith County. 

Tri-County Crimestoppers will pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for your anonymous information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this or any other crimes. 

All you need to do is call Tri-County Crimestoppers at (308) 284-4600 and give us your information. You can also visit our web site at and submit your tips online, or visit our Facebook page. 

We don’t want your name and you will remain completely anonymous. 

The Grant Tribune-Sentinel

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