Reward Offered for Information on Skid Loader Stolen From Dodge County Fairgrounds

(Beaver Dam) The company which had a $75,000 skid loader stolen from the Dodge County Fairgrounds last month is offering a reward for information leading to its recovery. FABCO Inc., of Madison, is offering a $5,000 reward in an effort to find the 2009 Caterpillar Compact Track Loader. According to Dodge County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Jo Anne Swyers the machine was stolen between 7pm and 10:30pm on August 23rd. The loader was locked and the keys were not in the ignition at the time. It appears that someone backed a trailer up to the skid loader, drove it onto the trailer and left the fairgrounds. Authorities say the theft occurred during a busy time when vendors and exhibitors were taking down displays and booths. The skid loader is a yellow 2009 CAT model with a fully enclosed cab. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dodge County Sheriffs Department or the anonymous We-Tip hotline at 800-78-CRIME.