Diesel fuel worth $1,000 siphoned from construction site
Someone treated a Superior Township construction site like a free-for-all gas station over the weekend.
At some point over the weekend, the thief or thieves came onto the property at Geddes and Ridge roads, cut off the lock to the fuel tank and siphoned out 250 gallons of diesel fuel, Washtenaw County sheriff's Sgt. Geoffrey Fox said. With the price of diesel at $3.75 to $4 a gallon, Fox estimated the total haul to be worth around $1,000.
It would probably take a tanker similar in size to the one the fuel was taken from to carry it all, Fox said. “It’s something commercial grade,” Fox said of the truck that would be needed to haul it away.
Large diesel tankers are used to fuel equipment like bulldozers, excavators and graders on job sites.
At this point, no suspects have been identified. The sheriff’s office continues to investigate.