Maui police: Man caught washing stolen $57K backhoe

Maui police: Man caught washing stolen $57K backhoe

PAIA, Hawaii (AP) - Maui police say they arrested a man for stealing a $57,000 backhoe while he was washing the stolen equipment.

Police say the John Deere backhoe was stolen Monday morning from a cane field on Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar property in Paia.

A GPS tracking device on the machine led officers to Haiku, where they found Devin Fulcher washing it.

Fulcher was arrested, charged with taking the machine and released after posting $1,000 bail.

Fulcher couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Robert Fulcher says he's the 28-year-old's father. He says he hadn't heard about the arrest and doesn't know where his son is.

HC&S General Manager Rick Volner says in a statement the company appreciates police's quick action in recovering the backhoe.

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