Authorities looking for stolen trailer
by Associated Press Wire and Megan Thornton
mthornton@cherokeetribune.com
November 29, 2012 10:11 AM | 2007 views | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A trailer containing five cribs and mattresses was stolen Wednesday morning from behind The Hope Center in Woodstock. As of Thursday evening, the Woodstock Police Department has not located the missing trailer.
A trailer containing five cribs and mattresses was stolen Wednesday morning from behind The Hope Center in Woodstock. As of Thursday evening, the Woodstock Police Department has not located the missing trailer.
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WOODSTOCK — Local authorities are on the lookout for a trailer stolen from a Woodstock nonprofit organization planning to give its contents — five new cribs and mattresses — to new mothers.

Lori Griffin, director of communications for The Hope Center, said some local individuals have made donations to make up for the loss after thieves reportedly broke the locks to the trailer and drove away.

Brittany Duncan, spokeswoman for the Woodstock Police Department, said the theft occurred sometime between 6 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, just before the trailer was reported stolen.

“We’re hopeful that everything will be recoverable in one way or another,” Griffin said.

The Hope Center, located on Highway 92, is a non-profit pregnancy resource center that provides help to pregnant women and mothers and has been in operation for the past 20 years.

Griffin said the five cribs, valued at about $250 each, were to be given to women who had completed the center’s 16-week “Earn While You Learn” program that includes prenatal care and childbirth classes. She said five others are still on the waiting list for a new crib.

“These aren’t just donated items with donor money, but they’re also something the girls have spent a long time working towards,” Griffin said.

Griffin said she hopes whoever stole the trailer decides to return it along with its contents.

“It’s probably someone having hard times, but that’s exactly what we’re here for,” Griffin said. “But it’s kind of pitiful here at the holidays for someone to do that.”

The trailer is a 2002 model white, enclosed trailer with The Hope Center logo on it. The tag number is TL6Y131.

Duncan said investigators continue to follow up on leads. Anyone with information is asked to call Woodstock Police Department at (770) 592-6030.
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WallyC
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November 29, 2012
If the trailer was 'missing' how do they know the locks were cut? Were the locks securing the trailer to something?

The opening paragraph sounds like the trailer was locked, the locks were cut and the cribs were stolen. Further in the article it says, twice, that the trailer is missing. If so, then the opening paragraph should have said 'stealing the trailer containing five baby cribs...'

Clarity in writing please. It makes a difference in journalism.
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