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Outcome: Through an investigation by CargoNet it was learned that a trailer reportedly stolen was not stolen but simply towed to another location and recovered.

Summary: A CargoNet forwarded an email from a CargoNet transportation member to the command center. The email stated that the CargoNet member’s trailer was dropped at a gas station in Graham, NC on a Wednesday  and reported stolen on Sunday. The member had called the gas station manager where the trailer was left and she said there was a great deal of police activity that Friday at 6PM but didn’t know why. She had surveillance but the police would not be picking it up until Wednesday. Additionally the trailer was not listed in NCIC. CargoNet called the police department, where a detective told CargoNet there were 3 other trailers parked near the CargoNet member’s trailer and a search warrant had been executed on a nearby trailer. The detective mentioned that the assistant manager on duty said she would be having the trailers towed from the yard because she did not want that kind of attention.  CargoNet then called the gas station manager and she told him that her assistant manager swore the CargoNet member’s trailer had already left and was not towed, but she provided CargoNet with the towing company’s information. CargoNet called the towing company and they confirmed that the trailer was indeed towed by them and secured in their lot.