INDIANA, Pa. (KDKA) – A 23-year-old is facing charges after state police say they dug up a stolen ATV completely buried underground.
Police say Steven McCloskey from Homer City had a stolen ATV buried in the backyard of his house.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Morning Rain, Snow Showers On The Horizon
It all started when state police were called to a home in West Wheatfield Township where a 27-year-old whose ATV had been stolen allegedly told police he’d learned McCloskey was selling a “hot” ATV.READ MORE: Man Shot In The Head Inside Wilkinsburg Apartment
On July 9, a trooper went to McCloskey’s home in Buffington Township and saw a backhoe and freshly-distributed soil there.
With a search warrant, police then brought in a salvor and an excavator, which they used to dig up an ATV. Police say the ATV had been wrapped in plastic and completely buried — its wheels, tires and plastic removed and the VIN ground off.MORE NEWS: Travel Restrictions Tighten As COVID-19 Omicron Variant Concerns Grow
McCloskey has been charged with theft, receiving stolen property and destruction of vehicle identification number.