A Springfield public works truck stolen outside the city’s sewage treatment plan has yet to be recovered.
The 2006 white Chevrolet Silverado 3500 pickup was stolen sometime on Aug. 11 from a fenced-in area outside the Springfield Treatment Plant on South Highway 50, according to Sarpy County Sheriff’s Capt. Monte Daganaar.
A locked gate was pried open, and thieves stole the truck with the keys inside. The truck was last seen around 11 a.m., and city workers noticed it was gone the next morning.
The truck has not been found, and no suspects have been identified, Daganaar said. An inventory list submitted by the city to the sheriff’s department and its insurance company shows $3,159 worth of tools and equipment were on the truck, including a plow mount, tool box and shovels. The value of the truck and materials was estimated at $50,000 in the police report, but city clerk/treasurer Kathleen Gottsch said she wasn’t sure if that value was correct.
An insurance claim is still processing, and the city doesn’t know how much it will be reimbursed for the stolen vehicle, Gottsch said at a Tuesday budget workshop. Council members said the truck had high mileage, and doubted the city would receive much in the way of insurance money. It’s unlikely money will be set aside to replace the truck in the 2013-2014 budget.