KIBBY TOWNSHIP – Police say thousands of dollars in construction equipment and tools were stolen from two companies working on TransCanada’s Kibby Wind Farm over Memorial Day weekend.

Maine State Police are investigating the theft of about $30,000 worth of equipment and tools belonging to Reed & Reed Construction of Woolwich from the Kibby Township site in northern Franklin County, Trooper Scott Stevens said Wednesday.

The construction site is about 8 miles off Route 27 and off the Gold Brook Road, a well-maintained logging road.

At a Kibby Wind Farm power line site in nearby Jim Pond Township, a 30-foot flatbed trailer was stolen, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies are investigating the theft of the black, 2005 gooseneck trailer owned by Air II LLC of Blountville, Tenn., Lt. Niles Yeaton said. The company is working on the Kibby project in connection with Cianbro Corp., which is doing a power-line portion.

At the Jim Pond site, an equipment trailer was broken into and an undetermined number of items were taken, Yeaton said. The owners are making lists to determine what is missing.

State police believe the thefts may be linked, but Yeaton said he had not seen any evidence to connect the two.

Anyone with information on the Kibby Township case can call Maine State Police at 1-800-452-4664.

Anyone with information on the Jim Pond Township case may call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department at 778-2680.

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