State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the theft of a commercial wood chipper.

The equipment was stolen from the parking lot located at the intersection of state routes 443 and 183, in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said the area is a equipment staging area for Penn Line Services Inc., owner of the chipper. The theft occurred sometime between Monday, Dec. 31, and Wednesday, Jan. 2. The chipper is red and white in color with state registration plate of SME954V. The equipment number is 215-185, and is affixed to the hitch.