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May 15, 2014

Deputies rebuild stolen trailer, return to owner

CLAREMORE —

Beverly and Roger Kerr of Rogers County are proud residents after deputies arrived at their home Wednesday to return a trailer stolen from their property in February.
Deputies originally recovered the utility trailer in pieces while searching suspect Ronald Ward’s home in Claremore. Deputy Quinton Tucker said a search warrant was served after the trailer was spotted outside of the residence. 
He said the sheriff’s office received prior knowledge from two confidential sources that Ward, 55, had been involved in several thefts across the county.
While searching his home, deputies recovered large amounts of marijuana and crystal meth, as well as additional stolen trailers that are in the process of being returned to the rightful owners.
Tucker said original parts from the Kerr’s trailer had been removed and the sides of the trailer were spray painted to make it look like a different model.
“Rather than finding a bunch of parts and throwing them aside, deputy Tucker and deputy Virgil Carter took the initiative to develop the information to find a victim,” said Sheriff Scott Walton. “They were encouraged enough from contact with the Kerrs, to spend their own time and effort putting it back together.”
For just under two months, Tucker and Carter worked to reassemble the trailer using metal provided by B & M Metal Works. Dunlap Wrecker Services allowed them to store the trailer at their shop until it was complete.  
Tucker and Carter are members of the agency’s THUG Task Force. 
“Our task force continues to do what we want them to do, and that is to put the worst guys and gals in Rogers County behind bars. These guys go above and beyond everyday they show up to work,” Walton said. “They work so many hours and never gripe, never ask for anything except for another opportunity to put a bad guy in jail.”

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