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.