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Video indicates thieves cut the lock and rolled off with Aurora Fire District's utility trailer

PMG PHOTO: JUSTIN MUCH - Aurora Fire District, 21390 Main St.Marion County Sheriff's Office is looking for whoever is responsible for taking a utility trailer from the Aurora Fire District.

AFD Chief Joshua Williams said the district reported the theft to MCSO, and deputies are seeking the culprits, helped out somewhat by security camera; the act was caught by a hazy video focused on the east side of the station.

AFD shared the video and reported on its Facebook page that at around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6 "these knuckleheads stole our Fire District trailer from the Aurora fire station. The trailer is a 10' single axle Big Tex. The trailer's lock was cut and off they went. As you can see they were in some sort of red SUV."

Marion County Sheriff's Office Lt. Chris Baldridge said the case is currently an active investigation.

Operations Chief Greg Dyke described it as a utility trailer, and he said at the time it was full of grass clippings.

"We used it for different odds and ends around the district, hauling lawn clippings, moving hoses, whatever we needed it for," Dyke said.

Williams said district personnel didn't notice it missing at first, then someone saw a lock on the ground that was snipped in order to release the trailer. He said the flatbed trailer could be equipped with sideboards, and it had a ramp on the back.

"It (the theft) is more of an irritation than anything else," Williams said. "It's not worth enough to file an insurance claim."

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