FOUND! Stolen NWTA Xtera trailer and ST240 machine...
The ST 240 Singletrack machine has been found!
Information below from the Oregon State Police press release:
Anonymous Crime Stoppers Tip Leads to Recovery of Stolen Trailer, $80,000 Trail Construction Machine; Investigation Continuing
"Oregon State Police (OSP), with the help of an anonymous tip reported to the Crime Stoppers program, recovered a trail construction machine and trailer stolen in late November from L.L. "Stub" Stewart State Park in northwest Washington County. The investigation is continuing and a suspect has been identified but not charged.
According to OSP Detective Chris Schinnerer, on Decembeer 30, 2011 OSP troopers went to a Forest Grove-area property following up on an anonymous tip that equipment similar to the stolen "Northwest Trail Alliance" trail construction machine and trailer was at the property. Detectives and troopers contacted the property owner and received his consent to search the area, subsequently finding the trail construcion machine concealed in a heavily forested area. The stolen trailer was also found and recovered.
Photograph showing where trail construction machine was found in its original condition. The trailer's appearance was altered and not in its original condition. (Photo: Oregon State Police)
OSP notified "Northwest Trail Alliance" that their property was recovered. No arrests have been made but Schinnerer said a suspect has been identified.
The trailer and trail construction machine were stolen late November after forced entry was made into an enclosed maintenance compound at L. L. "Stub" Stewart State Park. Inside the trailer were various tools, accessories and a ST240 trail construction machine valued at $80,000.
Crime Stoppers and "Northwest Trail Alliance" were offering a reward for information leading to an arrest in this case.
No other information will be released at this time pending the ongoing investigation. OSP thanks the Crime Stoppers program for helping publicize this case."
12/12/2011 UPDATE: Up to $2,000 REWARD is offered for information leading to an arrest and the recovery of NWTA's trail construction machine and trailer. Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating the case. Crime Stoppers case #11-45.
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Between 4:30 p.m., November 29, and 7:00 a.m., November 30, unknown suspect(s) forced entry into an enclosed maintenance compound at "Stub" Stewart State Park and stole NWTA's utility trailer containing ST240 and various tools.
Enclosed utility trailer is 18' gray Xtera dual axle and (had) "Northwest Trail Alliance" black logo with IMBA logo on both sides of trailer. The ST240 with various tools and accessories are inside the trailer. Trailer most likely has had logos removed or covered. Distinctive feature of trailer is right rear fender is dented and slightly bent, rear door has custom heavy duty hinge, and marine grade plywood floor inside is new (replaced in summer).
Oregon License plate: U449427 (plate could have been replaced by now)
Retouched photo showing more what it probably looks like now... (click photo for larger)
If you see the trailer or have information, call police hotline at 800-452-7888 immediately.