FAYETTE—Police are searching for those responsible for stealing more than 150 bales of hay from a Moose Hill Road barn Tuesday night.

Maine State Police Trooper Dane Wing said between 150 and 200 square bales were taken sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning from the barn at 129 Moose Hill Road.

The hay had been set aside earlier this year to feed three horses kept at the barn, Wing said.

Roxanne Turner, whose parents own the barn, said she discovered the theft Wednesday morning when she went to feed the horses.

Turner said the theft occurred as her parents slept in the nearby house.

“To have them drive up knowing mom and dad are sleeping makes us nervous,” she said.

Turner said the family was already taking steps to add security to the property.

Wing asked anyone with information about the theft to call Maine State Police at 624-7076.