Reward offered in Rock Springs trailer theft investigation
At far left, a surveillance camera photograph of the utility trailer being stolen. On the right, a stock photograph of the stolen 2006 Cargomate utility trailer. Photo courtesy Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office.
Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office seeks public’s help
by Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office
September 4, 2008
The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office in Rock Springs is seeking help in its investigation into the theft of a utility trailer.
According to Sheriff Rich Haskell, on the late afternoon of Sunday, August 31st, the trailer was stolen from a private lot just east of Knight Oil Tools on Foothill Boulevard west of Rock Springs.
Haskell said the thief or thieves forced entry onto the fenced, padlocked and chained lot and hauled the trailer away with what is believed to be a late 1990s or early 2000s blue Ford Explorer SUV.
The theft was caught on a surveillance camera belonging to Knight Oil Tools, which provided the Sheriff’s Office with the digital images of the theft.
Haskell described the stolen trailer as a white 24-foot tandem-axle Cargomate with a side door on the passenger side and a drop-down ramp rear door. The trailer is fitted with a standard bumper-hitch tongue and all four wheels are white. The trailer’s front end features a diamond plate panel. Its value has been established at $6,000. The trailer contained a dinette set, household items, and important personal papers,
The trailer’s owner is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the trailer and all its contents. A reward of $1,000 is being offered for information leading to the recovery of the trailer only.
The Sheriff’s Office is requesting that anyone who has seen the trailer or has information about its theft or whereabouts call in. Haskell said calls will be handled with discretion.