Eminence theft

The theft of tools and equipment from the Eminence public works building last month have an estimated replacement cost value of $8,550, Eminence police reported. Among those items stolen were:

• Catalytic converter from the city’s bucket truck valued at $1,700

• Stihl Cutquik saw model T5500i with serial number #176290623 and $1,600 replacement cost

• Honda generator model #em1800 with $1,300 replacement cost

• Blue microfiber love seat with $1,100 replacement cost

• Stihl chainsaw model #MS290 with $500 replacement cost

• Four Dewalt 18-volt batteries with combined replacement cost of $500

• Stihl backpack blower model #BR430 valued at $470

• Dewalt pole saw with attachments valued at $330

• Stihl Weedeater model #FS55R valued at $300

• Dewalt 18-volt cordless reciprocating saw valued at $200

• Dewalt 18-volt cordless grinder valued at $200

• Dewalt 18-volt charger valued at $150

To report information about the theft to help police in the ongoing investigation, contact Eminence Chief of Police Mike Wells at 418-4184.

The theft of the catalytic converter put the city bucket truck out of service, which forced the city to improvise for decorating strings of lights for the city Christmas tree. Councilman Steve Metcalfe used a hook attached to a pole extension to reach to the higher part of the tree, which will be lit up officially for Christmas on Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.