HARRODSBURG - Harrodsburg police arrested a Mercer County man Wednesday in connection with the theft Saturday of tools and equipment from Wilmott Construction at 1170 Louisville Road.
Police said Jason Lake, 20, of 470 Gritton Road, was charged with burglary and theft by unlawful talking more than $300 after an investigation by city police and the Mercer County Sheriff's Department.
Lake was arrested after questioning, and more than $17,000 worth of stolen equipment was recovered. The equipment consisted mostly of power tools and heavy construction tools. Police said the investigation continues and they expect to recover the remainder of the missing property.
Lake was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center. Bond has not been set.