Press Release

Fish and Game Trailer Theft Suspect Sought - Public’s Help Needed

In early April, a thief made off with tens of thousands of dollars of big game live-trapping and monitoring equipment, together with the Fish and Game trailer they were stored in.

Now the public’s help is being sought to bring the case to a close. A reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the trailer thief.

The trailer, packed with drive nets, dart guns, and thousands of dollars in radio collars and other gear was stolen on the night of April 8th from the Fish and Game Headquarters parking lot in Boise. The theft was discovered the next day and photos of the suspect and his vehicle were quickly secured.

His identity, however, remains unknown.

Some of the items have been recovered, apparently dumped by the thief at several random locations between Boise, Mountain Home and Jerome. But the trailer, together with most of the other capture gear, remains missing.

“We’re anxious to hear from anyone who can identify our suspect,” Fish and Game regional investigator Kurt Stieglitz noted. “This theft is an affront to the sportsmen and women of this state who paid for this equipment and a major blow to our agency’s ability to properly manage Idaho’s big game populations.”

Persons with information about the trailer theft are asked to call the Fish and Game Nampa office at 208-465-8465, the CAP hotline at 1-800-632-5999, or the Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550.

Here are two photos of the suspect.

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Evin Oneale, IDFG
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The suspect's vehicle is a two-door Chevy Tahoe or GMC similar to this one.

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Evin Oneale, IDFG

The stolen trailer looks very much like this one. It is a 14-foot "Cargomate" manufactured by Forest River Trailer Company.

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Evin Oneale, IDFG

 

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