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ATV Stolen Out of Man’s Yard with Stolen Trailer

One man's trailer is stolen so thieves could steal an ATV from another man's driveway. The stolen ATV remains at large.

Caledonia police are asking for the public’s help locating the person or persons who stole an all-terrain vehicle from a man’s yard last week using a trailer they stole from another resident.

According to police reports, the homeowner first noticed one of two ATV’s parked near his garage was missing last Wednesday, but he believes it was taken the night before.

Witnesses say they saw a trailer next to the man’s driveway and only one of his ATV’s but assumed one of the man’s kids had used the trailer to take the ATV in for service, the report reads.

A combination lock was cut and found next to the tongue of the trailer, and police say they ran the VIN of the trailer but it didn’t immediately come back as stolen. The trailer was removed by tow truck and impounded.

Officers were called, however, on Thursday for a report of a stolen trailer from another village resident’s driveway.

Police say they responded to that address and advised the owner – who provided a title with matching serial numbers – that the trailer was taken and used in an ATV theft earlier in the week. The owner of the trailer was given the address of the impound lot and advised he could pick it up there after paying the tow bill.

The ATV is described as a blue and white, 2012 Polaris Raptor 90cc worth almost $3,000.

If anyone has any information about this theft, they are asked to call Caledonia Police at (262) 835-4423.

JQCitizen August 26, 2013 at 11:34 PM
What neighborhood?
Caledonia Retiree August 27, 2013 at 05:13 PM
I wonder if they stole a truck to pull the stolen trailer so they could steal the ATV? No problem, I'm sure the efficient Caledonia Police Dept. is on top of the whole matter... I wonder why they didn't contact the owner of the trailer after they determined it was used to steal the ATV until he reported it stolen? Too busy eating donuts I guess.
montefrazer August 27, 2013 at 09:16 PM
They ran the vin and still didn't contact anyone? Might as well let the trailer sit. By the time he pays towing and storage fees, be cheaper to just buy a different one.

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