Searching for Stolen Trailer - UPDATE

Update:  March 31, 2017 at 1:10 p.m.

Location: Paducah Police Department

Suspect: Wilson W. Walker, 53, of the 2000 block of Broad Street, arrested on a charge of theft by unlawful taking (parts from vehicle, more than $500)

A man has been arrested in connection with the thefts of two trailers and a lawn mower.

A white Ford SUV belonging to Wilson W. Walker was located Thursday evening after it was identified through surveillance video taken about 7 a.m. Wednesday. The video showed the SUV leaving the area of the 3200 block of Kentucky Avenue with a stolen trailer.

The SUV was impounded, and Walker came to the police department today to talk with detectives. Walker admitted having stolen the trailer, owned by Jason Decker, and another trailer and lawn mower in a separate incident.

Detectives served a search warrant early this afternoon at Walker’s home and located the lawn mower. They recovered both stolen trailers from a location in Livingston County.
Walker was charged with theft by unlawful taking and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

Update:  March 31, 2017

The Paducah Police Department has located the Ford SUV pictured in the surveillance photograph.  The investigation is on-going.


Time: 8:55 a.m.
Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Location: 3200 block of Kentucky Avenue, Paducah

Paducah police are seeking the public’s help in locating a white Ford SUV believed to be involved in the theft of a trailer Wednesday morning.

Jason Decker of the 3200 block of Kentucky Avenue told police at 8:55 a.m. Wednesday his black trailer, valued at about $3,300, was stolen from his driveway. Surveillance video from a nearby business showed a white and black Ford SUV with Kentucky registration leaving with the trailer about 7 a.m. The numbers on the license plate appear to be 335.

The missing trailer is a single-axle Trail Master, 6x14 feet, with two gates.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 270-443-TELL. Tipsters also may access the Online Tip Form. Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.