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Stolen trailers have been recovered

Have either of those trailers that were stolen earlier this month been recovered?

— Via email

Both trailers have been found, and Medford police say they have a suspect, though they won’t release any names until charges are filed, according to Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau.

The stolen trailers included a 2006 Fleetwood Gearbox 28-foot toy hauler and a 2006 Interstate 7-by-14-foot tandem axle trailer that had “Medford Heating and Air” printed on the sides. The Gearbox contained bow-hunting equipment, and the Interstate contained about $10,000 worth of copper scrap, police say. Both were reported stolen Monday, Jan. 4, and surveillance images showed a blue and white Doge pickup pulling them away.

On Jan. 8, a person who lives off Anderson Butte Road reported the Interstate trailer was on their property.

“They found some of the metal was gone, but most of it was in there,” Budreau said.

Police determined that the owner of the suspect vehicle was dead. After talking to family and friends of that individual, police tracked down their suspect, a man who lives in Tracy, California. On Jan. 12, police in Tracy recovered the stolen truck and determined the bill of sale on it had been forged. They also found the Gearbox trailer, though it’s not known whether the bow-hunting gear was recovered. The suspect was arrested, but it’s not known whether he is still in custody, Budreau said.

Send questions to “Since You Asked,” Mail Tribune Newsroom, P.O. Box 1108, Medford, OR 97501; or by email to youasked@rosebudmedia.com.