SCDOT workers report stolen equipment from Rock Hill construction site

A state road crew reported this week that someone stole a piece of construction equipment they had rented from a Rock Hill business, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.

A crew with the S.C. Department of Transportation was working near the intersection of Highway 161 and Mount Gallant Road about 3 p.m. Wednesday when the theft occurred, according to a sheriff’s report.

When crew members were turning their equipment around “a short distance up the street,” someone reportedly took a walk-behind scarifier that is used to grind pavement.

The machine, valued at $3,500, was rented by DOT from United Rental in Rock Hill, the report states. Officers obtained the serial number and entered the machine into the National Crime Information Center.

Teddy Kulmala•  803-329-4082