Police don’t have
any leads in the theft of a tractor and trailer and are asking the public to
help them break the case in Lake Placid, FL.
OOIDA Life Member
Larry Campbell said his truck was stolen from an empty grass lot near the Moose
Lodge along Highway 27 some time between 10 p.m. Sunday, July 31, and the
following Monday morning.
Campbell, a member
of the Moose Lodge, did volunteer work in exchange for being able to park his
truck there. He said he has used the empty lot for quite some time, and has
never had any problems with theft or vandalism before.
According to police
reports, Campbell had only one set of keys for the truck, which were in his
home at the time it was stolen. So far, police have no leads in the ongoing
investigation, and have submitted the truck’s description to the national FBI
Campbell’s truck is
a blue 2000 Freightliner, with Florida tag A39009Q, which expired on July 31.
The truck has a large crack on the left front side of the hood.
Both of the truck’s
doors feature a large, circular decal depicting a bear and a mountain, with the
words “Campbell Transportation Services Incorporated” inside the decal. The
words “Monroe, Louisiana” are placed above the decal, and the words “Homer,
Alaska” and “Alva, Florida” are below the decal.
which was also stolen, is a white 2000 Wabash Thermal King reefer with Florida
information concerning the missing tractor-trailer should contact the Highlands
County Sheriff’s Department at (863) 699-3737.
– By Aaron
Ladage, staff writer