HANFORD — Kings County Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who dropped a receipt for bolt cutters at the scene of an attempted trailer theft.
Around 6:30 p.m. Friday, deputies responded to an attempted trailer theft at a home in the 9400 block of Iona Avenue. The sheriff’s office said the travel trailer’s tongue, which had been resting on a block, was sitting on the ground. A padlock that was securing the tongue had been cut.
Deputies found a paper receipt for bolt cutters that had been purchased at Tractor Supply Co. in Hanford. Surveillance video from the store showed an unknown man with short brown hair and a black sweatshirt buying the bolt cutters.
The sheriff’s office said the victim’s neighbor reported that their travel trailer had been stolen recently. The neighbor provided surveillance video of the 2013 Stealth by Forrest River three-axle trailer heading eastbound on Iona Avenue toward 10th Avenue. A white early-2000s Chevrolet Silverado extended-cab pickup truck can be seen hauling the trailer.
Authorities said the owner posted the video on social media and received responses from several people who had seen the trailer, license plate 1MC8459, in the Laton area. Deputies went to Laton but did not find the trailer or the pickup truck.
Anyone with information with information about this case is urged to call the Kings County Sheriff’s Office at 852-2720.