Disaster preparedness trailer reported stolen from Mt. Shasta hospital

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
A Mount Shasta Police Department photo of a trailer identical to the one that was reported stolen from the Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta parking lot sometime between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017.

The Mount Shasta Police Department reported that a trailer containing disaster preparedness tools and equipment disappeared from the Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta parking lot sometime between 4 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 29.

The MSPD reported that someone apparently hooked up to the approximately 15 foot long trailer and drove away with it and more than $50,000 worth of equipment it held.

Mercy Mt. Shasta facilities director Billy Gansel said the missing trailer was filled with decontamination tools that were purchased several years ago with funds from a state grant distributed by Siskiyou County Public Health.

The trailer has a door on the passenger side, doors to the rear, a starlightcargo.com emblem on the front, and a California plate of 1220718, according to the report on the MSPD Facebook page.

Gansel said the missing trailer included two decontamination tents, hazmat suits, respirators, and a couple of generators that have mostly been used for training. Because “it would not be useful to anybody who isn’t trained to work with it,” he assumes it was the trailer itself that was desired by whoever took it.

He said a locking system has been installed on another identical trailer and the dump trailer that remain at Mercy.

Anyone with any information is asked to notify MSPD at (530) 926-7540 or contact your local authorities.