Man arrested for stealing travel trailer

From Region 8 News at Six
Published: Sep. 25, 2023 at 5:07 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 27, 2023 at 10:03 PM CDT
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HARDY, Ark. (KAIT) - One person has been arrested after a travel trailer was stolen from a Northeast Arkansas town.

Hardy Police Chief Scott Ross told K8 News on Tuesday that the trailer had been recovered in Tate County, Mississippi.

34-year-old Jordan Romero was arrested in connection to the theft.

“The person who tipped off police knew the trailer was stolen thanks to the K8 News article,” Rose said.

The sheriff’s office also discovered multiple firearms inside the stolen camper.

“They executed a search warrant and found some weapons. Right now, they’re still doing a thorough investigation trying to determine what is and isn’t stolen.”

The Hardy Police Department began searching for the stolen Jayco 32-foot travel trailer after it was taken from the Woodland Hills Storage Units off the Highway 63 bypass on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Video surveillance footage shows a white Chevrolet single-cab pickup backing up to the travel trailer and driving away with it.

Police Chief Scott Rose said the thefts are a trend the area is seeing.

“We’ve had kind of an increase in thefts, not only in Hardy but in the Sharp County area. We’re unsure if these are tied together, but we want to find out. We want to capture the suspects,” Chief Rose explained.

Rose added multiple callers had reported seeing the vehicle in the Lawrence and Randolph County area.