Police Seeking Information on Suspects in Theft of Tractor from Cochranton Business

| May 16, 2022

COCHRANTON, Pa. (EYT) – Meadville-based State Police are asking the public for help in identifying the suspects involved in a theft of a tractor from Miller’s Area Shopper Auction in Cochranton.

According to police, a 1999 Case International C50 tractor was taken sometime between Friday, May 13, around 11:00 p.m., and Saturday, May 14, around 7:00 a.m. from Miller’s Area Shopper Auction at 4177 U.S. Highway 19, in Cochranton, Crawford County, and recovered near the parking lot of Aunt Bee’s Restaurant at 17408 Smock Drive, in Cochranton.

While the vehicle was parked in the parking lot near Aunt Bee’s Restaurant, the two pictured individuals walked to the Geneva Truck Stop–located at 17458 Smock Drive in Cochranton–and purchased some items. One individual purchased a yellow Viswerx hoodie with reflective material on the garment, a Turbo Torch, and a roll of 16 gauge wire. The packaging for these items was located on the stolen tractor by the complainant, according to police.

Geneva Truck Stop had surveillance of the two individuals in the store around 4:10 a.m. and 4:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 14.

The tractor is described as a red 50-horsepower 2WD tractor with a sunshade roof over the seat of the tractor.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact PSP Meadville at 814-332-6911. The incident number is PA22-600934, and the investigating officer is Trooper Northcott.


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