St. George Police warning of tailgate thefts


ST. GEORGE – St. George Police have been receiving reports of theft of tailgates. Four truck tailgate thefts have been reported to police since May 30.

Capt. James Van Fleet of the St. George Police said four stolen tailgates were all taken at night.  Two were stolen from a business, one from a hotel, and one from an apartment complex.  The vehicle-years that the tailgates were taken from have ranged from 2007-2012.

The Police Department is asking the public to lock their truck tailgates. Van Fleet said locking the tailgate could deter most criminals. He also advised that parking in a well-lit area and location that is visible to others can help lower the risk of theft, as most criminals want to go unnoticed.

If anyone has information about these truck tailgate thefts, please contact the St. George Police Department at (435) 627-4300 or submit a tip online at St. George Police Tips


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  • Kelli June 18, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Is a tailgate yet another thing that can be sold for drugs? These thieves will take ANYTHING!! Bolt down your porch furniture, everybody!

  • Tyler June 19, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Only four tailgates since May 30? That’s a laugh, I could see a warning from police if it was like over a dozen or something lol!

  • Oscar June 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Maybe if thieves would steal them all, it would cut way back on all the tailgating we have in this town!

  • Omg STG June 19, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    Lol, good point Oscar. This goes to show just how low of a crime rate we still have. Surprised.

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