ATM found floating in creek in Farmington

FARMINGTON — Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office deputies recovered an ATM machine Friday morning that was found floating in a creek off the Housel Craft Road bridge just west of Miller South Road.

According to the report, Sgt. Harold Wix and another deputy found the ATM about 9:15 a.m. in the water just north of the bridge. Wix said it looked like the machine had been in the water for a long time.

Wix said it has not been determined who is the owner of the machine or how it got there.

The police report noted the front cover plate of the ATM contained a phone number for the Meta Bank. A call was made to an employee of that bank, but he was unable to give any information pertaining to the machine.

The machine was towed from the scene, the report states.

After a check with Warren city police, the report states there were no reports of ATM thefts in the last day or so.

Also near the machine, the report states, a single Ohio license plate was found. After a check of the Ohio registration, the report states the plate was reported stolen and replaced in September 2016.

The plate was registered to a Warren woman, the report states.

A Trumbull County 911 call sheet states a caller reported two ATM machines were found in the water.

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