PORT CHARLOTTE — The Sheriff’s Office took two separate reports Monday of thefts of semi-trailers and a semi-truck that had been parked only a few blocks away from each other. At about 10 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the Enterprise Drive area of Port Charlotte concerning the theft of a black, 53-foot Fontaine Hydraulic trailer. There was no tag on the trailer, but it had TH55 in white lettering on the neck. It had three axels with wheels on two of them. The victim had a video that had a poor quality image that showed someone had cut the fence on the property at about 3:30 that morning, hooked up the trailer to a semi-truck and driven away with the trailer.
About an hour later, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from a man who reported that his Kenworth truck and a 43-foot white refrigerator trailer had been taken from area of U.S. 41 and Como Street. The man said he had not been feeling well and left the truck along the shoulder of the roadway. The truck and trailer were there on Sunday but they were gone by Monday morning. That truck is described as a burgundy 2003 Kenworth sleeper semi-truck with yellow lettering — Degeriane Transport — on it and Florida tag number F2996K. It was pulling a 43 foot white refrigerator trailer with Florida tag number 1575CI. The victim was able to provide a photograph of the actual truck and trailer. After taking the second theft report, deputies working these cases suspect that the semi-truck seen in the video taking the trailer from the Enterprise Drive scene may have been the same one reported stolen from the Como Street location. Anyone with information concerning either of these thefts is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 941-639-2101, or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).
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