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Fairview radar trailer apparently stolen

Reward offered for information

A Fairview Police Department traffic radar trailer located on Northeast Hancock Street and 213th Avenue was stolen sometime after 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21.

Fairview police are offering a reward of $500 for information leading to the recovery of the radar speed enforcement trailer. Police are also offering a reward of $500 for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for the theft.

The unmanned white Decatur Electronics radar trailer, which displayed Fairview Police badge emblems on the left, right and rear sides, was reported missing at about 4 p.m. Oct. 24, police said.

The trailer was used in traffic enforcement and monitored the speed of vehicles traveling northbound on 213th, said Fairview Detective Brad Robertson.

'It's not clear why somebody would want something like that,' he added, saying whoever stole it may have wanted to sell it for scrap metal.

He added that the trailer's tires were chained and blocked, rendering the trailer immobile, but there was no damaged material on the scene.

'Whoever took it must have wanted it really badly,' he said.

If anyone has information about the trailer's whereabouts, call the Fairview police at 503-674-6200 or 503-823-3333 or visit Fairview.or.us.