Tree service business owner searching for stolen equipment

FORT OGLETHORPE, Ga. (WDEF) – A Catoosa County small business owner is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the return of his business’s equipment.

Craig Burchfield has owned ASAP Tree Service in Fort Oglethrope at 1999 Dietz Road for 20 years. He says that on September 27, someone stole his company’s white 1999 GMC Sierra pickup truck and a stump grinder attached to it. Burchfield admits to leaving his keys inside his truck, but says nothing like this has ever happened to him in the area.

He said: “I have lived here for 20 years and I felt safe living here. Nothing was stolen from me. My family also lives nearby. I’m just devastated. I just want my stump grinder and my pickup truck back.

Burchfield is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the return of ASAP Tree Service equipment. He says he’s had calls about people spotting the equipment, but he hasn’t been able to find it yet. The equipment bears the company name on both the truck and the stump grinder.

If you spot this equipment or have any other information that would help Mr. Burchfield and ASAP Tree Service recover their equipment, you can call them at 706-858-8517. You can also contact the Catoosa County Sheriff’s Department for information.

Veronica J. Snell