Thief takes landscaping trailer, equipment falls out

Man wanted, no description available

by: KOIN 6 News Staff

Posted: May 14, 2021 / 6:44 PM PDTUpdated: May 14, 2021 / 6:44 PM PDT

This landscaped truck trailer was stolen near Hillsboro on May 14, 2021 (Washington County Sheriff’s Office).

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – A man is wanted after allegedly stealing two vehicles, including a landscaping truck that caught fire when equipment fell from the open back door.

The incident began around 4:30 p.m. near 185th and Longacre, the The Washington County Sheriff’s office tweeted. The landscaper was on a construction site when a man stole the truck and trailer. But the back door was open and when the thief drove off, the equipment fell out.

Soon the trailer started sparking and caught fire, causing a lot of people to call 911. MPs spotted the truck near SW Blaine and 217, but the thief ran away. A deputy put out the fire.

When K9 units were searching for the suspect in the area, another car was reported stolen in Hillsboro as being just blocks away.

There is currently no usable description of the suspect.

KOIN 6 News will continue to follow this story.

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