Construction Trailer Theft and Arrest

(Gallatin County, Mont.)

At 7:15 Thursday morning, September 19, Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a stolen cargo trailer. Employees of a local building company reported that they had arrived at their work site on Cushing Drive to find that the trailer they use to store their tools was missing. The owners of the trailer turned to social media for help, posting photos and a description of the stolen vehicle on several of Facebook’s local marketplace pages.

Shortly after 2:00 p.m. the reporting party again contacted GCSO. A member of the Clarkston community had told him that his trailer was on Missouri View Lane and they had taken photographs of it. Deputies were notified and responded to the area.

The stolen trailer was located approximately 300 yards from where it had first been seen. But that was not all that deputies found in the area: a second trailer, half spray-painted silver, was stashed behind a tree nearby. The trailer had been reported stolen out of Manhattan the previous evening. Both trailers were secured and returned to their owners. Antonio Urbay, 51, was arrested and charged with felony theft.

Several items have been secured following the execution of a search warrant on a residence and additional warrants are being applied for. The search continues for the construction tools missing from the construction trailer. If you have any information regarding the tools, please call the Sheriff’s Office at (406) 582-2100.

The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the observant members of the Clarkston community who helped in locating the stolen trailers.  #####


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