According to police, the suspects pulled up to the property in a pick-up truck around 9:40 p.m. the night of July 30. Security footage shows the driver, a heavyset man wearing a T-shirt and shorts, getting out of professional landscaper houston the truck and walking around the property. Later, he is seen towing a ten-foot trailer loaded with stolen machinery. Security cameras also show a passenger getting out of the truck, but the images arent clear enough to distinguish the suspect. The stolen equipment includes a Scag Zero Turn Tiger Cat, a Scag walk-behind 48-inch mower, three Echo string trimmers and a Premier TL 142 trailer. According to police, the suspects truck has fog lights in the center of the front bumper, lights on the mirrors and across the top of the roof, a single break light at the rear of the cab and chrome steps on the sides of the truck.
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A heavy white man wearing a T-shirt and shorts got out of the driver’s door and walked toward a gated storage area, then a second person got out, but the video was too poor to make out their faces, police said. Another camera on North Main Street showed the pickup leaving the area with a 10-foot trailer in tow. The trailer contained several pieces of landscaping equipment, including a Scag Zero Turn Tiger Cat mower, a Scag walk-behind 48-inch mower and three Echo string trimmers. The trailer was a Premier brand TL 142 trailer. The storage area was locked with a padlock, but the lock was gone Tuesday morning, police said. The pickup truck has fog lights in the center of the front bumper, lights on the mirrors, a row of running lights across the top of the roof and a single brake light at the rear of the cab, police said. It also has tubular chrome steps on the sides.
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According to U.S. Census Bureau data for May, total construction spending was up 5.4% from one year ago. Non-residential was actually down a tad (2.9%), although the lodging sector posted a solid gain of 18.3%. That’s good news because hotels and resorts invest heavily in landscaping services. The residential sector, though, is what matters most to the majority of contractors and dealers. There’s really good news here as May spending was up 22.7% from a year ago. Furthermore, according to the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB), new-home sales in May jumped 2.1% from April.
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