Stolen trailer found in field, but jewelry taken

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UPDATE: Amber Pope called KATU Sunday night after her story aired and said her trailer was recovered in a field in Boring, Ore.

Someone recognized the trailer and called the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office, according to Lt. Robert Wurpes.

Pope said someone emptied the trailer, taking the jewelry she used for her fundraising business, along with the lights and spare tires.

Pope said a Beaverton woman contacted her and offered to donate some jewelry to replace what was stolen.

Original story below.


TROUTDALE, Ore. - January 3, 2006, was the worst night of Amber Pope's life.

She was driving drunk when she crossed the center line and slammed into another car.

Pope and her passenger were rushed to the hospital, a visit that would prove to have a deep impact on her life.

"That was a scary time in my life and I want to give back a little and get my stuff together and that's what I was doing," Pope said.

Eight years later she still visits hospitals, not as a patient but as a fundraiser.

But now that fund-raising business is on hold, after someone stole her trailer, full of all her supplies, from her own driveway Saturday morning.

So she's going door-to-door, hoping somebody saw something that could help.

Luckily she has one neighbor that is extremely observant.

Duke Nguyen got his first surveillance camera when somebody messed with his truck, and he kept adding to his arsenal, now he has 28.

Sure enough he got footage of a SUV circling the block a few times, then pulling into Amber's driveway, hitching up the trailer and driving off.

Now she's hoping somebody will recognize it and do the right thing.

"If you see anything suspicious, a neighbor pulling a trailer in their garage, it won't hurt to call Troutdale police. It won't hurt for them to check it out. If you feel like it is suspicious it probably is so anything helps," Pope said.