By Jessica mathews/

A Highland Township man was arrested after getting caught stealing a piece of construction equipment from a worksite.

Deputies with the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Highland Township substation were dispatched shortly before 8pm on Wednesday to the area of Clyde Road and Milford Road on a report of a stolen Caterpillar front-end loader driving down Milford Road. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the front-end loader and determined it was stolen from the Consumers Energy Pipeline worksite at Fish Lake Road and Clyde Road.

The Sheriff’s Office reports the suspect was a 37-year-old Highland Township man. He was lodged in the Oakland County Jail and Auto Theft Unit Detectives are continuing the investigation.