Trucker stopped for transporting ‘stolen’ trailer

The driver of a Southwestern Motor Transport 18-wheeler was briefly detained Wednesday night during a traffic stop performed by the Uvalde Police Department because the company had failed to remove the attached trailer from a list of stolen trailers.

The incident occurred just after 9 p.m., when United States Border Patrol agents patrolling East Main Street ran the driver’s license plate.

“It came back as stolen out of Harlingen, Texas, so they relayed the information to us,” said Uvalde Police Department Lt. Mariano Pargas. “An officer made the stop in the 300 block of East Main Street. We contacted the company and, after further investigation, it was determined the trailer was no longer considered stolen.”


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