Truck carrying pain medication stolen in Pennsylvania

| 8/26/2005

Police in Middlesex Township, PA, are asking for information regarding a truck and trailer stolen from a truck stop on Thursday, Aug. 25.

According to a police report, the driver of the truck, whose name was not released, entered the Flying J Truck Stop in Middlesex to get a drink. When he returned, his truck and trailer – which was loaded with $150,000 worth of aspirin and other unknown pills – was missing from the lot.

The truck’s satellite link listed the last known location of the truck at Indian Peg Road near Route 74, the report said.

According to the Pennsylvania Patriot-News, this is the third theft of a truck and trailer carrying over-the-counter medication. The first incident occurred on March 16 in the parking lot of Boscov’s Truck Stop in Lower Paxton Township. The second occurred on April 21 near Bethel Township In Berks County.

Police described the latest stolen truck as a 2005 light blue Freightliner with Missouri license plate number 67813. The missing trailer is a white Great Dane with license number 987357. The truck number is 804, and the trailer number is 5551.

Anyone with information regarding the theft can contact the Middlesex Police Department at (717) 249-7191.