A payloader stolen from a construction site in Hartford over the weekend has been found dumped in the river near New Britain Avenue.
After searching most of the morning, construction workers found the equipment in the Park River, about a mile from the job site. The payloader had been used in the construction of the CTfastrak busway project near Flatbush Avenue, according to workers.
Because the riverbanks were too steep and overgrown to easily remove the payloader, contractors had to drive it up the river to get it out.
Police are investigating the theft.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call state police.