Update-Antioch police have recovered a disaster relief trailer stolen from a local church early this morning, but are still seeking the suspects
and thousands of dollars of equipment taken from inside trailer.
Antioch police are seeking two suspects who stole a disaster relief trailer with about $18,000 of new equipment from a church early this morning. Police Cpl. Barry Delavan said sometime between 4 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. two males in a black Dodge Durango stole the vehicle from the First Missionary Baptist Church at 640 E. Tregallas Road. The suspects managed to use tools to break off a lock to the trailer and connect it to their Durango before driving away, Delavan said. Surveillance video revealed the suspects in the act, but there was not a clear physical description of the two males. “Other than the vehicle involved, the black dodge Durango, there are no other leads at this point,” Delavan said this afternoon. The 28-foot, double-axle 2008 trailer is bright white with the church’s name and phone number in red writing. Phil Wright, pastor at the church, said a member noticed the trailer was missing when he showed up this morning to help prepare for the church’s annual Memorial Day picnic. He said the trailer was purchased last year but was just recentlyupgraded with between $17,000 and $18,000 of new equipment, including brand new John Deere generators, chain saws and cookers. “It just had all kind of things in it that they were no doubt interested in,” Wright said. He said the church was expected to have the trailer up and running for this summer to respond to potential disasters such as an earthquake or fire. “We wanted to be able to help our community, that was our goal,” Wright said. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448) or text us at 408-355-0999 if you have any information.
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