The White County Sheriff’s Office received a Criminal Damage to Property report, Tuesday, from Jason Barton of Norris City. Barton told officers he had incurred damage to his farm tractors within the last few weeks. Both a 2006 New Holland TG275 and a 1993 John Deere 8560, located in different fields, have developed operating problems within the past couple of weeks. Barton said a mechanic at Little Tractor Company of Harrisburg believed he smelled gasoline in with the diesel. Further tests are being conducted to reveal the cause of the problems. He also told officers when he went to check on two other tractors on his farm property in Enfield, he noticed four wheeler tracks leading up to his equipment. Barton was unsure if anything had been done to the equipment but was going to have it checked out.
The White County Sheriff’s Office took a report Wednesday morning from Daniel E. Kendrick of Carmi. Kendrick, who works for Franklin Well Service of Vincennes, told officers the company had equipment near 1850 CO RD 1400E in Carmi that had been vandalized. The company had been performing oilfield work in the area and left the worksite on Tuesday around 2:00 PM. When Kendrick went to check on things around 10:50 AM Wednesday, he noticed a tractor had been unhooked from a trailer that was loaded with a fracking pump and engine. The tractor was then moved and the trailer fell to the ground causing unknown damages to the equipment. He also told officers around 1:28 AM Thursday (this) morning a tandem truck was moved at the location and driven around through a field and parked back at the original spot facing the opposite direction. No items appear at this time to be missing.