Stolen Police Association BBQ Smoker Found

By Jane Geelan-Sayres
|  Monday, Jun 17, 2013  |  Updated 7:45 AM CDT
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 Dallas Police Association Custom Smoker Stolen Friday Night

Dallas Police Association Custom Smoker Stolen Friday Night

A custom smoker used for fundraisers by the Dallas Police Association was stolen Friday night, according to vice president Fred Frazier.

Surveillance video shows two people cutting through the fence where the smoker was stored and then hooking up the 20-foot cooker to a truck and driving away.

The custom smoker is valued at $10,000 and is often used for fundraisers for fallen officers, their families, and was most recently used to help raise money for a fallen Dallas firefighter.

The smoker was found Saturday night on Carpenter Street in South Dallas. According to the Dallas Police Department's Facebook page, someone called 911 to let officers know they had spotted the vehicle police believed was used in the theft.

Police responded to the area of Antler and Jim Miller Road and conducted a traffic stop. Two people were arrested on unrelated warrants and according to the Facebook post, during an interview, detectives were able to get enough information which lead to the location of the smoker.

The smoker was just a few weeks old when it was stolen and had only been used for two events so far. The smoker was being stored at the Dallas Police Association's building at 1412 Griffin Street in Dallas.

The building where the smoker was stolen from is also clearly marked as a facility for police.  

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