In the early hours of Saturday morning, on October 28, 2023, at approximately 3:12 a.m., a deputy with the Gillespie County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) initiated a routine traffic stop on a rental pickup truck towing a Coleman travel trailer. The reason for the stop was the absence of lights and a license plate on the travel trailer.
Upon approaching the vehicle, the deputy noticed that there were several Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plates on the travel trailer that appeared to have been tampered with. This raised suspicions, prompting the deputy to request additional assistance.
Further inquiries revealed that the driver of the pickup, a lone male individual, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest issued by the Cedar Park authorities. The warrant was related to a Theft of Property case, with a value ranging between $2,500 and $30,000.
As the investigation continued, it was uncovered that the Coleman travel trailer itself had been reported stolen from Cedar Park. The outstanding warrant against the male driver was directly linked to the theft of this trailer.
The 35-year-old male, a resident of Bertram, Texas, was taken into custody on the warrant and subsequently transported to the Gillespie County Jail. Given the connection between the warrant and the stolen travel trailer, the GCSO has announced that no additional charges will be filed in this regard. However, they have hinted that there may be other pending charges in this case.
The GCSO received invaluable assistance from the Fredericksburg Police Department during the traffic stop and the subsequent investigation.