BCSO: Thieves steal trailer filled with Boy Scout equipment

BCSO: Thieves steal trailer filled with Boy Scout equipment

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Investigators with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office are searching for the people responsible for stealing a utility trailer filled with Boy Scout equipment.

The sheriff's office said the theft happened at a home on Courtney Road in Sangaree on Monday. The victim told deputies that someone had stolen his trailer which was parked in his front yard.

According to the victim, he left for work at 8:15 a.m. on Monday and when he returned at 6:15 p.m. the trailer was gone.

Troop Committee Chair Scarlett Ritenour learned of the news via text message. She says the troop bought the trailer in 2008, but worked for nearly ten years to accumulate much of the equipment inside.

"It's going to be difficult making the change from we have almost everything we need to get up and go somewhere as early as next week, to going hey guys we have nothing," she said.

The victim told investigators that he used the trailer to transport Boy Scout camping equipment; the trailer was valued at $2,500 with Boy Scout camping equipment valued at $2,000.

The victim described the trailer as a white 2008 Freedom enclosed utility trailer with Boy Scout Troop 776 Summerville logos on each side, a silver "BSA" plate on the back left side, model 6X12SA, VIN Number 5WKBE121381001035.

"In the scout law, the very first thing they're taught is a scout is trustworthy," Ritenour added.

"We try to teach them the principles of becoming a trustworthy citizen and to have something like this happen to them, it's really rough."

If you have any information you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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