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Pastor offering $1,000 reward after theft from local church88 Shares[WLKY]
Updated: 11:22 PM EDT Aug 14, 2018
LOUISVILLE, Ky. —
Pastor Ronnie Caswell arrived at Forestpark Community Church Friday and within a few minutes, his heart sank. The spot where the church's trailer had been parked was empty.
"You realize nobody's borrowed it. I have the key and the trailer's been stolen," Caswell told WLKY.
Thanks to the church's surveillance cameras, the crime was captured on video. At 5:27 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 6, a man in a car was seen getting out to inspect the locks. He drove off but returned at 5:46 a.m. in a pickup truck.
Within minutes, the locks were cut and the church's trailer, used to transport motocross bikes and displaying the logo 'Putting the Cross in Motocross,' was being driven off.
The church is located in the 5000 block of South Watterson Trail, and according to Caswell, the trailer has sat in the parking lot, untouched for six years.
He said Forestpark Community Church has been involved with 'Motocross Ministry' for 15 years. During that time, he estimated hundreds of youth have benefited.
While no bikes were inside the trailer, replacing the trailer will cost about $4,000, and until that can be done, kids involved in the ministry will be unable to participate.
It's why Caswell told WLKY he was digging in his own pockets and offering a $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
"We've got someone that callous living that close to us all, so I'm more than happy to put a reward up and see him get caught," he said.
The truck involved could be a red Chevy Colorado. Based on the time it took the suspect to leave and return with a pickup truck, the pastor believes the culprit lives just a few minutes away.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Louisville Metro Police Department, who is investigating the theft.
Sorry pastor I am calling you out because people in your church refuse to get their trailers registered and pay a annual fee.
You sir created this mess.
I am calling out all these people.
Get it through their heads....they do not register these trailers in Kentucky!
How can a police officer find your trailer if they have no power to pull anybody over....they can't do it.
These very same people are the one's that fight us not to have a vin number stamped in the same location across all Utility trailer lines....and all must have a valid license plate that when a police officer pulls them over can very easily find if was stolen.