By Dawn Cranfield
Burdick Construction Vehicle Stolen From Truckee Meadows Water Authority, Police Need Your Help
Reno, NV – Last Wednesday when a Burdick employee drove his service truck onto the Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) secured facility at Chalk Bluff, he never expected it would be stolen. However, when he arrived on Thursday morning for work, what he thought was a late April Fool’s Day prank turned out to be the beginning of a nightmare.
James Cranfield, Burdick mechanic, first drove around to the local jobsites, thinking he was the victim of a harmless prank. But, within half an hour, he found out he had been the target of a much more sinister crime; the service truck he used for his job as a mechanic at Burdick Excavating Inc., had been stolen.
Cranfield had driven the truck to TMWA and parked it in their
secured facility at 6:21 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, as confirmed by their inbound security cameras. But, when he arrived at 6:10 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, the truck and its’ contents were missing.
The 1993 white International service truck has a 4000-pound crane, air compressors, welder, air reels, acetylene reels, with the logo “Burdick Excavating, Inc.” on the side. In all, the loss totaled over $100,000 with the truck and tools.
If you saw anything between the hours of 6:21 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, and 6:10 a.m., April 4, at 9605 S McCarran Blvd. Reno, NV, please contact Detective Topoian Case #13-6209 775.334.2175 at the Reno Police Department.