A Marion County sheriff’s deputy was called to a Summerfield storage business early Tuesday morning after a trailer belonging to a pest control company went missing.
When the deputy arrived at Audrey Smith Storage, located at 14535 S U.S. Hwy. 441 in Summerfield, he was told by the owner of A Step Above Lawn, Pest, and Termite LLC, that a trailer belonging to his company had been stolen from the storage facility, a sheriff’s office report states.
The owner, who rents space in the storage facility, said the 2017 homemade utility trailer had been parked on the property near a dumpster.
The trailer, valued at $1,500, was described as a 6-by-10-foot, open-air trailer with diamond-shaped metal walls. It had a plaque on the back step with the name of the pest control business on it. And the owner said it was empty when it last seen on the property Monday at 6 p.m.
The owner also told the deputy that he had contacted several employees to make sure they didn’t have the trailer, the report says.
The deputy entered the trailer into the sheriff’s office’s computer system as stolen and other units were alerted to be on the lookout for it. He then provided the pest control company’s owner with a report number.
Earlier this month, a 75-year-old Villager reported that his boat was missing from his storage unit at Rolling Acres Self-Storage in Lady Lake. A 73-year-old Village of Hadley man reported that his boat was stripped in April while it was being stored at the same facility. And a Tennessee man reported missing property from the facility in April as well.