LOCAL NEWS

Youth Football League Looking For Options After Equipment Stolen

Apr 26, 2019, 2:30 PM | Updated: 7:06 pm

PROVO, Utah – The Provo Youth Football League is working to find a solution after someone stole a trailer holding $25,000 worth of football equipment.

The theft, captured on video, happened at approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday across the street from Provo High School.

In the video, a dark-colored Chevy Tahoe can be seen pulling in front of the trailer. Someone exits the vehicle’s passenger side, hooks the trailer to the Tahoe, and then drives away.

Officials with the league noticed it was missing Thursday and called police.

Inside the trailer was 200 football helmets, 200 shoulder pads and 40 game pants, numerous footballs and other equipment that’s taken the youth league four years to build up from donations and purchases.

Now without the equipment, they are left in a bind — and practice starts in July.

“We’ve started a GoFundMe to try and raise funds,” said PYF President Garrett Deucher. “… It’s going to be about $25,000 to recoup those losses.”

Deucher added that the Provo High School area has a lot of minority and single-parent families.

“We scholarship a lot of kids,” he said.

The league is working with the Provo Police Department, checking Craigslist and KSL Classifieds for anyone trying to move equipment. As far as the trailer, police said an identifiable part is evidence of a sticker in the shape of a crown that was removed.

Police said in the past two weeks they’ve had about 10 trailers stolen in Provo, and they want to remind the public to put a lock on the hitch, the tire or both.

A gofundme* account has been set up to help replace the stolen equipment.

*KSL TV does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisers and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

Hundreds of protesters marched in Provo for abortion rights....
Michael Locklear

Hundreds protest in Provo to demand abortion rights

A crowd of roughly 300 people gathered in Provo Saturday night to demand abortion rights.
1 day ago
A structure fire nearby the Rio Tinto Stadium. (Credit: Scott Jones)...
Michael Houck

Business catches on fire near the Rio Tinto Stadium during Real game

Sandy Fire crews battled against a 3rd alarm structure fire near the Rio Tinto Stadium during the Real Salt Lake game Saturday evening.
1 day ago
A head on crash between a pick-up truck and a car. (Credit: UHP)...
Michael Houck

Police: One man dead, one in hospital after a crash in San Juan County

One man is dead, and another person is in the hospital after a head-on crash in San Juan County, according to Utah Highway Patrol.
1 day ago
A sign hangs in the offices of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America(Photo by Mario Tama/Get...
Michael Houck, KSL-TV & Associated Press

Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue over Utah abortion ban

'We are forced into motherhood'; Planned Parenthood and the ACLU filed a lawsuit against Utah's trigger law banning most abortions in the state.
1 day ago
FILE PHOTO: Utah County Attorney David Leavitt is pictured at a press conference in Salt Lake City ...
Michael Houck

Utah County Commissioner clarifies ‘incorrect’ quotes used in Leavitt mailers

Utah County Commissioner Ameilia Gardner sent a statement clarifying a possible endorsement of Utah County Attorney David Leavitt sent to local residents.
1 day ago
Air Force Thunderbirds...
Merri Moeller, KSL TV

WATCH LIVE: Warriors Over The Wasatch 

After a four-year break, the Warriors Over the Wasatch Air and Space Show is back at Hill Air Force Base.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

hand holding 3d rendering mobile connect with security camera for security solutions...
Les Olson

Wondering what security solutions are right for you? Find out more about how to protect your surroundings

Physical security helps everyone. Keep your employees, clients, and customers safe with security solutions that protect your workplace.
Many rattan pendant lights, hay hang from the ceiling.Traditional and simple lighting....
Lighting Design

The Best Ways to Style Rattan Pendant Lighting in Your Home

Rattan pendant lights create a rustic and breezy feel, and are an easy way to incorporate this hot trend into your home decor.
Earth day 2022...
1-800-GOT-JUNK?

How Are You Celebrating Earth Day 2022? | 4 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and Protect the Environment

Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we can be more environmentally conscious. Here are some tips for celebrating Earth Day.
Get Money Online...

More Ways to Get Money Online Right Now in Your Spare Time

Here are 4 easy ways that you can get more money online if you have some free time and want to make a little extra on the side.
Lighting trends 2022...

Lighting Trends 2022 | 5 Beautiful Home Lighting Trends You Can Expect to See this Year and Beyond

This is where you can see the latest lighting trends for 2022 straight from the Lightovation Show at the Dallas World Trade Center.
What Can't You Throw Away in the Trash...

What Can’t You Throw Away in the Trash? | 5 Things You Shouldn’t Throw in to Your Trash Can

What can't you throw away in the trash? Believe it or not, there are actually many items that shouldn't be thrown straight into the trash.
Youth Football League Looking For Options After Equipment Stolen