Reward offered for tips in theft of forestry equipment, trailer in Bay County

BAY CITY, MI — A reward has been offered for information on a Christmas Eve burglary that resulted in forestry equipment and a trailer valued at a total of $15,000 being stolen in Bay County.

On Dec. 24, a suspect or suspects stole the following items from a residential property on M-61 near North Flajole Road in rural Gibson Township:

· 2019 side-by-side SnowFire snowmobile trailer with license plate number E053470

· Two chainsaws

· Stihl grapple hook

· Three gas cans

· An oil can

· Otter Outdoors fishing sled

· A custom padlock

· Stihl steel chaps

· Stihl forestry helmet system

· Two-and-a-half inch Ace hammer

· Log vice

· Wood wedges

The perpetrators may have used a four-wheeler to haul the snowmobile trailer from the property. The trailer contained the other items.

CrimeStoppers of Bay County is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrests and convictions of the thieves. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling 1-800-422-5245.

Bay County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the theft, confirmed Sheriff Troy R. Cunningham.

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