An Elkton, MD man has been arrested after a police officer spotted a backhoe traveling down Route 40.
At 10:40 p.m. on Sunday, an Elkton police officer found it curious that a yellow Caterpillar backhoe was travling on the shoulder at an odd hour and without a support vehicle.
A traffic stop was made in the area of the Elkton McDonald’s at Route 13 and 40.
The operator, later identified as 40-year-old Joshua Parlier of Elkton exited and fled on foot. After a brief, foot chase Parlier was apprehended without further incident.
Police learned the backhoe, valued at $30,000 was stolen on November 30 from a construction site located on Otts Chapel Road, near Newark.
Parlier was charged with nine Maryland traffic citations and two criminal charges.
He was taken to Cecil County Detention facility and held without bond.