Stolen work truck, equipment located in California

Home surveillance footage captured a red 1992 Chevrolet S10 truck being stolen Wednesday at approximately 6 p.m. from the owner's residence located at 255 W. 100 South, St. George, Utah, April 12, 2017 | Image courtesy of Kelson Erwin, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – A work truck reported stolen earlier this month has been located in California and retrieved by its owner. Unfortunately the individual alleged to have taken the truck has yet to be apprehended.

The theft of a red 1992 Chevrolet S10 loaded with cleaning supplies was reported by St. George News April 14. The truck’s owner, 22-year-old Kelson Erwin who runs Dixie Window Cleaning, asked for the public’s aid in locating his truck as well as the person he suspected to have taken it.

“Not only was my truck stolen from me, but so was my work,” Erwin told St. George News.

Home surveillance footage captured a red 1992 Chevrolet S10 truck being stolen Wednesday at approximately 6 p.m. from the owner’s residence located at 255 W. 100 South, St. George, Utah, April 12, 2017 | Image courtesy of Kelson Erwin, St. George News

The person Erwin alleges took the truck was a man that a friend of his gave a temporary job to cleaning windows while Erwin was out of town. Once the job was done the man was dropped off at a church and paid. The man then walked over to Erwin’s home and took his truck.

The action was caught on surveillance cameras Erwin has set up around his home.

Erwin took to social media asking for help soon after.

A few days later he received a call from St. George Police about his truck.

“They told me my vehicle was found on the side of the road by California Highway Patrol and that it had been towed to a tow shop in that area,” Erwin said Monday.

Erwin went to California to retrieve his truck – an experience that left his wallet a little lighter after paying a $450 bill for towing and impound fees on top of travel costs.

“Getting your vehicle stolen is a really painful experience,” he said. “Not only do you lose the vehicle, you have to pay to recover it.”

Still, Erwin has his truck back, as well as the window cleaning equipment that was taken along with it.

As for the man who took Erwin’s truck, he hasn’t been found yet, Erwin said.

St. George News reporter Kimberly Scott contributed to this story.

Email: mkessler@stgnews.com

Twitter: @MoriKessler

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8 Comments

  • dogmatic April 26, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Maybe windows need cleanen in Californication.

  • dogmatic April 26, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Heck the poor guy was probably in the back cleaning windows when CHP towed the truck off.

  • livebeyond April 26, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Moral of the story: don’t leave keys in your vehicle

    • comments April 26, 2017 at 7:38 pm

      not sure he did. if u watch the orig video the thief fumbles around trying to get it to run–i’d guess he broke the ignition switch or rigged it.

  • comments April 26, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    At least the meth addict didn’t try to sell off the window wash stuff. I dunno what that stuff is worth but is a ’92 s10 even worth paying the impound and going to CA to retrieve?

    • comments April 26, 2017 at 7:24 pm

      guess if there was 1000 bucks worth of ladder n things it was probly worth it

  • comments April 26, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Let’s get a gofundme goin’ and get this guy upgraded to at least a 2000 s10

    • Rainbow Dash April 27, 2017 at 11:25 am

      I agree! I’d contribute! If people around here can raise $20,000 for that Hurricane woman who murdered her baby, surely we can double that -at least- for a guy who actually works for his living.

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