Stolen back hoe from Port Elgin found in Brockton

A back hoe similar to the one reported stolen from a Port Elgin construction site. (Photo submitted by Saugeen Shores Police)

Police in Saugeen Shores ran into a strange theft investigation.

A backhoe was reported stolen from a construction site on Peirson Avenue in Port Elgin.

Police believe it was taken sometime overnight Wednesday or early Thursday morning. It was owned by Barry’s Construction.

It was found around 9:45 p.m. on Thursday, recovered in a ditch on a side road in the Municipality of Brockton.