Band's stolen trailer recovered, more than $25,000 worth of gear missing
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies in Ascension Parish say a trailer loaded with at least $25,000 worth of band equipment that was stolen from a Prairieville neighborhood Monday night was found in Baton Rouge. Unfortunately, it was emptied of all of the gear that was once inside.
California rock band Pullman Standard made a stop in Prairieville Monday night to make a recording when they said someone cut the lock on their equipment trailer and hauled it off. It was stolen from a neighborhood off of Highway 73 near I-10 in Ascension Parish.
The trailer was located in the 700 block of North 8th Street in Baton Rouge at around midnight Tuesday. Ascension Parish deputies said the victim was able to positively identify it, but the expensive contents once inside were long gone.
Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives are now working with BRPD to canvas the area to see if anyone heard or saw anything. The trailer was processed as evidence.
Band members of Pullman Standard say there could have been as much as $50,000 worth of musical equipment in the trailer that was accumulated over eight years.
Authorities said the trailer was likely stolen some time between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. Tuesday. The lead singer of the band said his equipment was insured under his vehicle policy, but he found out Tuesday that the policy likely won’t cover theft.