U.S. Fish & Wildlife Truck, Cargo Trailer Stolen

The feds are seeking the public's help in finding out who stole a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service pickup truck and cargo trailer over the weekend outside of Belhaven.

It happened Friday night or Saturday morning at the shop at the Pungo Unit of Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, that's on Refuge Road in Hyde County.

A news release says the thief or thieves came in through the back gate of the maintenance yard and broke into the main office. Once inside they took the keys and credit card for the 2006 white Ford pickup truck and a 20-foot fully enclosed white cargo trailer.

The trailer was loaded up with four-wheelers, marine radar equipment and power tools. The F150 Ford has FWS logos on both front doors and "Fire Management" written in red on the tailgate. The 2001 Continental cargo trailer also has "Fire Management" written in red on its back doors.

"It's possible the truck and trailer are still in the area, so we need folks to call us if they see them - or even if they think they see them. Or, it's possible the truck and the thief are long gone. If you know of someone who left town over the week-end, we'd appreciate that information," said refuge manager Howard Phillips. "Of course, by now they have likely removed the decals and possibly even painted the truck and trailer."

Those with any information should call Law Enforcement Officer Frank Simms at 252-216-7504 or Refuge Manager Howard Phillips at 252-796-7517.


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  • by mdlschoolenglish Location: 7thgrade on Jun 21, 2011 at 08:19 PM
    your grammar is "demonstrative" of sleeping in English class
  • by Larry Keeney Location: United States on Jun 14, 2011 at 09:41 AM
    The snide remarks in this list of comments is demonstrative of societal ills that is actually a cancer eating away at the values we should be seeking after; respect, law abiding and honor. Hope no one belittles or is disrespectful of any of such authors if they are victims of a crime.
  • by Chuck WireWiggler Location: ChazWorld, Hyde Branch on Jun 13, 2011 at 05:38 PM
    knew where the keys where, knew where the credit card was, knew how to access the office. Drove off with the truck and trailer. Waitin' for CSI Hyde to get all over this one.
    • reply
      by Boats on Jun 14, 2011 at 01:57 AM in reply to Chuck WireWiggler
      a. Don't hold your breath waiting for CSI-Hyde. b. The feds (FED-CSI crowd)will trump card the Hyde boys anyway.
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      by WOW on Jun 14, 2011 at 04:57 AM in reply to Chuck WireWiggler
      CSI-Hyde?? You're kidding, right? They were probably in on it.
  • by News to who? on Jun 13, 2011 at 04:32 PM
    And why is this surprising or even news? This equipment belonged to the tax payers and tax payers are robbed every day. Why doesn't it make the news every time someone uses an EBT card or get a "gubment" check to pay their rent. It's no different than this truck and trailer being stolen. Someone thought they were entitled to something that someone else paid for so they took it just like they do with welfare.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 13, 2011 at 02:29 PM
    You mean to tell me the government dont have(gps) tracking devices on these vehicles.Man most construction companies have it on all their trucks.The cost cant be that much more.
  • by CONCERNED Location: ENGELHARD on Jun 13, 2011 at 09:04 AM
    These men and women are fighting a huge fire and their equipment gets stolen. My goodness what has the world come to........ Their houses are probably not in the fire zone.............
    • reply
      by concerned citizen on Jun 19, 2011 at 12:18 PM in reply to CONCERNED
      Please do not talk down on the Hyde CSI, These guys work for long hours for hardly any pay, and when they do do something good they never get commended, its just the condemming the gossipers love.
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