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Police: Fire hydrant stolen in Schenectady

Police: Fire hydrant stolen in Schenectady

Happened sometime after Jan. 17 car accident, authorities say
Police: Fire hydrant stolen in Schenectady
Police say they have zeroed in on a Ford F-250 pickup truck with a dull black finish.
Photographer: Provided

SCHENECTADY — A fire hydrant has gone missing in Schenectady, and city police believe it was stolen.

The incident happened after a car accident the afternoon of Jan. 17 at the corner of Cutler Street and Fifth Avenue, police said.

One of the vehicles in the crash struck the hydrant, detaching it from the ground. Shortly afterward, the hydrant went missing, police said.

A review of a street surveillance camera in the area lead police to believe a Ford F-250 pickup truck with a dull black finish was used to haul the hydrant away. The truck was equipped with a yellow snow plow with a homemade wooden box in the bed and appeared to have been driven by a man. Police have released photos of the truck.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the city police traffic division at 518-382-5211.

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