In an effort to entice someone who knows a suspect, Commissioner Frank Gordon told KXRO on Thursday that the reward for information leading to a conviction in the theft of his trailer from Downtown Aberdeen has increased from $100 to $1000.
“Some guys would turn in their own mother for $1000.” – Commissioner Frank Gordon
Gordon says that 1 of 3 trailers featuring multiple political signs was parked on Heron Street, across from Safeway, and featured signs endorsing Gordon, a sign related to his opponent Randy Ross, as well as a sign supporting Grays Harbor Community Hospital workers.
Gordon said that the small trailer is “virtually identical” to 2 other trailers currently placed in Aberdeen. One located on Heron Street, replacing the missing fixture, and the other is located at his property on Simpson Avenue.
A police report filed by said that the trailer was attached to a concrete block by chains and a lock, and it appears that someone used a bolt cutter to cut the chains and take the entire trailer from the location.
Gordon said that he had moved the trailer to the location on Tuesday afternoon, and as of Wednesday morning it was missing.
The trailer carries a value of approximately $400 according to the report, including sign and license costs.
Gordon says that in addition to the APD report, a $1000 reward is being offered for information that leads to a conviction in the theft.
Based on the price of the trailer and signs, the theft is a misdemeanor.
According to Washington State RCW, Theft in the third degree is the theft of property up to $750, and carries a possible jail term up to 364 days in jail, not more than $5000 in fines, or both.