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Port Orange Observer Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 1 year ago

Spruce Creek High School band trailer stolen from parking lot

Surveillance video shows a white truck towing the brand new trailer away in the middle of the night.
by: Jennifer Kirschner Staff Writer

Spruce Creek High School Band's new trailer was stolen the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, Port Orange Police reported. 

According to an incident report, SCHS band teacher Robert Bosma called police at around 8:12 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9, after being notified by the school's principal, Todd Sparger, "that the chain to the gate had been cut and the trailer was missing." Surveillance video footage shows a white four-door truck entering the west gate of the student parking lot. The truck could possibly be a GMC or Chevrolet, police reported.

The truck went to the trailer, hooked up and left through the same gate. The trailer, valued at $8,500, is white and measures 28 feet. It has two "The Car Shop Trailer Sales" decals: one located on the tongue and one located on the front of the trailer, police reported.

Bosma told police he had been at school for a band fundraiser from 7:22 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and, when he left, the trailer was parked in the student parking lot on the north end of campus. Police reported that the school held a basketball tournament from Dec. 7-8 with teams from across the state.

The trailer was a product of the SCHS Musical Performing Arts Association's fundraisers, including the annual door-to-door Luminary Fundraiser, which has been a tradition for 26 years. 

Video footage of the incident has been circulated online and anyone who has any information about the robbery is asked to contact Port Orange police.


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