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Saturday, June 12, 2010


Here's a distressing e-mail message that we received yesterday. The author says it's about the Sellwood youth baseball league in southeast Portland:

Please take a good look at the picture of the trailer below. It belongs to Sellwood Baseball and was stolen yesterday at a home near Berkeley Park. In the trailer is all of the league's field equipment, including our newly purchased mower, drags, and other important equipment. Please pass this on to anyone you know in the Eastmoreland-Woodstock areas as well as Westmoreland and Sellwood, etc. neighborhoods.

What a dastardly deed. Granted, it's not a distinctive color or anything, but how many of these could there be around town? If you see it and think you recognize it, Portland police have been informed that it's missing; give them a call. Or if you'd like to contact the folks who are reporting it stolen, please e-mail me and I'll put you in touch.

Comments (3)

Trailer thefts are BIG in Portland -- have been for decades, esp. rental single car trailers. That one's probably in Cali by now. The Sellwood crew should post an APB to all used sporting goods shops in the West for some distinctive pieces of equipment.

Here's a start: http://www.playitagainsports.com/alllocations.aspx

Back when I kept my sailboat in my driveway, I would lock a spare trailer ball into the socket on the trailer whenever I parked it. The trailer was likewise always locked to the car whenever I was on the water.

No, this wasn't foolproof - it could have been easily defeated. But it did serve to slow someone down, and that was apparently enough to prevent a theft.

I note that parked construction trailers at job sites in my neighborhood are (1) alarmed, and (2) equipped with a "carjack" type immobilizer device on one wheel. There ought to be a lot of those on the market by now since the sleazo towing companies have had their activities curtailed.

Does this trailer have a license? I've seen a couple around the NW industrial area that appear to be identical but without any other identifying marks I'd hesitate to report them.

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