Three men are currently being questioned by police on suspicion of burglary.
The trio, aged 17, 18 and 21, were arrested in Little Dunmow following a burglary in an outbuilding in Boreham Road, Great Leighs, at 11.10pm yesterday.
When police were called to the break in, they searched the area with help from the force helicopter.
They discovered a John Deere ride on mower and a quad were among the items taken.
These have since been recovered.
The trio are currently in custody at Chelmsford police station.