Mesa Verde National Park is seeking the public’s help in an investigation of a white construction trailer suspected stolen from the park last weekend.
Park rangers are investigating an alleged theft of a white utility trailer taken near the entrance to the park on Nov. 26 about 3:25 a.m., according to a news release.
The white 20-foot double axle pull-behind trailer displays Colorado license plate DSI238. It was carrying two Honda generators and other equipment valued at more than $40,000.
The missing equipment was owned by a contracting company clearing hazardous rocks from the main park roadway.
“As a result of this theft, road work will take longer than anticipated and increase traffic delays on the road coming into and out of the park,” the news release states.
A security camera at the park entrance shows a black pickup truck entering the park at 2:48 a.m. A black pickup truck is then recorded on the video leaving the park with a white trailer at 3:25 a.m.
The park asks anyone who has information about the suspected theft to submit a tip. An anonymous tip line has been set up by the National Park Services Investigative Services Branch to aid in the investigation.
Call or text the National Park Service Tip Line at 888-653-0009. Report tips online at go.nps.gov/submitatip, or email tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Information from public is very helpful to investigators. If you have information that could help find those responsible, the park asks you to please submit a tip,” states the news release. “You don't have to tell us who you are, but please tell us what you know.”
A park public information officer said Thursday that there are no updates available on the case at this time.