Seymour police recovered three stolen trailers


Three trailers taken from a Seymour dealership between 2010 and 2014 have been recovered, police reported Tuesday.

According to a news release from Seymour Police Department Detective Sgt. C.J. Foster, the first theft involving an 2009 Elite horse trailer valued at $81,000 was reported Nov. 30, 2010, by the owner of Main Trailer Sales at 905 S. Commerce Drive.

On Aug. 2, 2011, the owner of that dealership on the far east side of the city reported the theft of a 2009 Elite two-horse trailer with a value of $12,500, and on Jan. 29, 2014, the theft of a 2013 Titan dump trailer valued at $6,500 was reported.

On Jan. 20, Seymour police received information from the owner of the dealership that an anonymous source had reported the 2013 Titan dump trailer was at a residence in Borden, Foster said.

Investigators with SPD and the Indiana State Police Sellersburg Post went to the residence at 17430 State Road 60 and found the 2013 Titan dump trailer, Foster said. It was confiscated and later returned to the dealership.

On Jan. 27, the owner of the dealership told SPD investigators they had received information from an anonymous source that the missing 2009 Elite two-horse trailer was at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, Louisiana. Bossier police checked that information out but did not find the trailer, Foster said.

Two days later, SPD received a report from the owner of the dealership about another call about the 2009 Elite two-horse trailer being at Louisiana Downs. Bossier police responded and located the missing trailer, but the identification number had been altered, Foster said.

On Saturday, the owner of the dealership told Seymour police they had received information from an anonymous source that the stolen 2009 Elite horse trailer reported missing in November 2010 was at a residence in Dora, Alabama, in Walker County. Police in that city were contacted, but SPD was told the residence was in Jefferson County.

At 1:30 a.m. Sunday, officers with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department recovered the trailer from a person who told police they had traded a $40,000 horse trailer for the 2009 Elite horse trailer eight or nine years ago, Foster said.

He said police have developed a suspect in the thefts, and that person also is a suspect in at least one additional trailer theft from the dealership.

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