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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.

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

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