BCSO requesting information regarding theft of ATVs


GATESWOOD — The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is requesting assistance from the public in regards to the theft of two ATVs at hunting camps near Highway 112 in the Gateswood community.

According to a release issued Monday by the BCSO Criminal Investigations Division, both thefts were reported Thursday, Feb. 18.

“We are requesting assistance from the public with the prevention of any other thefts from hunting camps,” according to the release. “Now that hunting season is over, please do your best to secure any high value property that may be stored at unoccupied locations. Consider posting no trespassing signs, install a gate to your property and lock it, keep items from view of the roadway, remove the keys to any vehicles or otherwise disable them, consider installing lights and or cameras. Make your property less attractive and harder to access to reduce criminal activity.”

The vehicles are described as a green 2011 Polaris Sportsman 600 4 by 4 and a red 1997 Honda TRX 250 FourTrax. The Polaris has a unique basket attached to the rear of the ATV.

Anyone with information regarding these ATV thefts, or if you or anyone you know has recently purchased an ATV that you suspect is stolen, please contact Cpl. Nick Richerson with the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. Call the Criminal Investigations Division at 251-972-8589 or Central Dispatch, 251-937-0202.

Always report any damage or thefts. Information from your “minor” incident may help solve a more substantial case.