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Police are investigating after a wood splitter was stolen from the Marys River Gleaners on Friday night.

The log splitter was stolen from the Gleaners’ location at 1300 SW Philomath Blvd., according to police. A coordinator for the Gleaners told police the splitter, which is a 22-ton Papé brand machine and is grey and red, had been locked with a padlock.

She said the organization’s spare splitter was locked up when she discovered one of the machines was missing. She provided police with a list of people who had access to the padlock.

The Gleaners donates food and wood to low-income, disabled and elderly residents in the community. The group takes part in the Linn-Benton Wood Share program by picking up donated wood, chopping it and delivering it to people who use wood as a primary source of heat, said Patty Nobles, secretary of Marys River Gleaners. Nobles said the wood splitter was donated last year by Papé Machinery in Eugene.

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Lillian Schrock covers public safety for the Gazette-Times. She may be reached at 541-758-9548 or Follow her on Twitter at @LillieSchrock.