The Christmas spirit eluded some this year as a Salvation Army trailer was stolen from the Marathon Ventures headquarters building, and an ATM machine was stolen from the D.J.’s Dugout sports bar.
The two-wheel flatbed trailer was stolen from behind the Marathon Ventures building on Fort Crook Road in the early hours of Dec. 23.
The ATM was stolen from D.J.’s Dugout between 2 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. Christmas Day.
Bellevue Police Capt. Dave Stukenholtz said the flatbed trailer had been donated to the Salvation Army and was being stored by Marathon, which has a sponsoring relationship with the Salvation Army.
“It appears that there is footage of a red, what they think is a Chevy pickup, that drove away with it,” Stukenholtz said. “But we couldn’t see any license plate numbers.”
According to a police report, the trailer was valued at $1,000.
Stukenholtz said thieves smashed glass doors valued at $250 at D.J.’s Dugout before tearing out an ATM and loading it into a U-Haul trailer stolen earlier Christmas morning from the Bellevue Rental Center on Galvin Road. He said the U-Haul was later recovered after being abandoned in Omaha.
He said video footage from a nearby bank shows the U-Haul pulling up to D.J.’s Dugout but does not display any useful identifying information.
The total value of damage and theft was estimated at $9,100.