PHOENIX - A witness tracked down and retrieved stolen engineering equipment worth $3,000 in Phoenix.
Phoenix police report that on September 27 an engineering company was using a "utility line locating transmitter" near 7th Avenue and Buckeye Road when it was stolen.
Engineering crews were using the device to locate main water lines.
A witness reportedly told police that he spotted the transmitter outside a liquor store near 15th Avenue and Pima Street.
When he went to retrieve the transmitter, he was allegedly confronted by 52-year-old Kenneth Andrew Porter, who attempted to leave with it. The witness was able to yank the equipment from Porter and followed him until police arrived.