A trailer that was used for local mission related service, was stolen from First United Methodist Church in Murfreesboro.
Josh Markham with the church told WGNS that the trailer housed supplies that were used to repair local homes, build wheelchair ramps, plant gardens, paint walls and many other local services that were provided to the elderly and those of low income throughout Rutherford County.
A Murfreesboro Police Report filed on Wednesday showed that the trailer was not only locked, but also had a boot on the wheel to prevent it from moving. However, the thieves that took the trailer removed the wheel with the boot on it and installed a different wheel so that the trailer could be pulled away.
Right now, there are no known suspects in the trailer theft from First United Methodist Church on Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro.
Description of Trailer:
Black 16' tandem axle trailer with gray fenders. One wheel will not match as the thieves took off the wheel with the boot on it. It had aluminum tape on the roof and a small patch on the front. 1 side door and a rear drop gate. The dual axles have trailer brakes but they weren't hooked up. It had a standard 4 pin plug. Under the paint you can still see the old logo which reads "sight and sound."
MPD Incident Report 17-2431