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Durham Police Trying to Locate Stolen Trailer

Posted June 22, 2007

— Durham police are trying to locate a stolen trailer containing low-grade explosives.

It was stolen sometime Thursday from the parking lot of Extended Stay Deluxe at 4919 South Miami Boulevard.

The trailer is 14 feet long and eight feet wide and has a Michigan permanent license plate B413462 on it. It has the words “Newkirk Association Inc.” on the sides.

The trailer contains copper wiring as well as materials used for electrical welding.

Anyone with information about the trailer’s location can call the Durham Police Department at 919-560-4427.


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  • jmcnugg Jun 24, 2007

    your right, i hope someone else ,besides the Durham PD, is looking into it....the Durham PD is very horrible at theft investigations... among other things

  • cherikw Jun 24, 2007

    I hope someone beyond the Durham Police dept is looking for this trailer. I'm sure it moved on down the highway when it was stolen - doubtful it stayed in Durham.

  • Lookelou Jun 24, 2007

    @twoube Notice how the title of the article changed after your post

  • ladyblue Jun 24, 2007

    Thank you I'm glad to learn that this explosive material is the stuff you use when welding. Cooper must be cheap in Michigan or that driver would made better arrangements when leaving the truck parked. He probably should have put the cooper to bed in his room and slept in his truck. Folks hang around motels looking for victims to steal from and they love out of staters. It's a shame a man can't even carry his equipment needed to work and do an honest job for the ones that don't want to work.

  • WRALwontdeletemyaccount Jun 23, 2007

    Undoubtely Cadweld, which burns, but is NOT explosive... more hyperbole, less facts. Such is the news media these days...all the sensationalism, all the time.

  • joco cruiser Jun 23, 2007

    I also worry about gas tanker drivers with tool belts.

  • At Work Jun 23, 2007

    It was unattended I imagine because the contractors were from out of town and had to sleep somewhere and a hotel seemed like a good place at the time. You also have to remember that they say you can use nails and gas etc. to make explotions so think about all the carpenters with nails in there tool belts and the gas tanker drivers.

  • gopanthers Jun 23, 2007

    Lady Blue I don't know anything about low grade explosives myself. But I imagine a lot of Low Grade Booms can eqaul one large Boom.

  • ladyblue Jun 23, 2007

    Mrtwin-Sounds like the Safety Director forgot to tell this driver never to park a truck of that size at the motels cause someone will want to know what's inside. Once they see the cooper, they are gona take the truck and whatever may be inside it. It's hard to do but people must think like everyone is a thief these days and try to prepare for it. Will someone explain low grade explosive, and if they can hurt or kill anyone. The news loves to leave us hanging.

  • mrtwinturbo Jun 23, 2007

    From the Newkirk Association Inc. Website:
    No facet of Newkirk Electric’s operations receives more attention or focus than that of issues connected with safety. Through our dedication to safety training and the continual integration of new safety systems and guidelines, Newkirk has maintained a solid safety record throughout its long history. Today, Newkirk follows a policy of Proactive Prevention, directed and managed by its full-time Safety Director and field safety staff.

    Um OK sure