What looked to be a legitimate Craigslist transaction of a 2006 Camper/ Utility Travel Trailer turned out to be an illegal one. A former employee of Wild Blue Equipment located at 804 Bensdale in Pleasanton, is now a suspect in the case according to Pleasanton Sgt. Investigator Johnny Gonzales.
On Sunday, March 11th Pleasanton P.D. received a call about a missing Camper/ Utility Trailer from the Wild Blue Equipment Company. Upon investigation, this was the same trailer sold during a hotshot deal.
“One of our officers was asked to accompany a Medina County man who was interested in buying a trailer that he found on Craigslist for a very reasonable price. The officer stood by as the man went to the location, used the combination he was given to the gate and entered the facility to pick up the trailer on Saturday, March 10th. Our officer did check the man’s I.D. and everything seemed to be legit,” stated Sgt. Gonzales.
Once Wild Blue Equipment Company called to report the missing/stolen trailer, the information began to add up and Pleasanton P.D. was able to locate the purchaser who resided in Medina County thanks to the previous officer checking the ID in the initial purchase.
“We contacted Medina County Sheriff’s Department and they worked with us to locate and confiscate the trailer. It was taken to South Texas Towing in Hondo and will be returned to the company. We were able to use leads from the purchaser and we believe a former employee who was fired a day prior to the sale is responsible. We will be making an arrest shortly,” added Sgt. Gonzales.
According to the Pleasanton P.D. the individual from Medina County is being questioned on the specifics of the transaction. There is no guarantee he will be refunded any of the money in which was spent on the illegal purchase.
The trailer was believed to be valued between $13,000- $15,000 according to the Pleasanton Police Department.