MUNROE FALLS, Ohio (WJW) — Local police and Boy Scouts are asking for the public’s help after all of their camping equipment and trailer were stolen.
The 16-foot white Look Trailer is always locked and parked at Twin Falls Methodist Church on N. River Road in Munroe Falls. But when Boy Scout Troop 172 members and leaders arrived for their regular weekly meeting on Monday night they discovered the trailer had been stolen.
A broken lock was found on the ground and Assistant Scout Master Lee Thomas says there were marks on the pavement where the trailer had been dragged off the property because a wheel lock that was in place.
“They hooked it up and dragged it out of the parking lot,” said Thomas. “You’re like. ‘oh my goodness all of our camping gear is in the trailer — we store everything in that trailer!”
Inside the trailer were at least 8-10 tents, tarps, sleeping bags, cookware, cast iron dutch ovens, skillets, patrol boxes, water coolers, and lanterns, as well as many many other items worth thousands of dollars.
“We’ve estimated, including the trailer itself, about $18,000,” said Thomas.
Most of it was paid for through years of fundraising.
Munroe Falls police are asking the public to keep an eye out for the trailer which has a large Boy Scouts logo sticker on the side and many stickers of camping locations they’ve visited on back.
A GoFundMe was set up for the troop.
Anyone with information about the missing trailer or items inside can call Munroe Falls Police at (330) 688-7494.