Responding to reports of a stolen Denton High School band trailer, Denton police Officer Patrick Black contacted band director Brian Wilson on Thursday, four days after it was stolen.
The theft occurred shortly before midnight Sunday, said police spokesman Lt. Preston Pohler.
It is not clear why the school waited until Thursday afternoon to file a report with police.
Wilson confirmed the white trailer was stolen by an unknown dark vehicle, which pulled up to the trailer in the high school’s front parking lot. The trailer was then hooked to the vehicle and driven away, headed northbound on Fulton Street.
Pohler described the trailer as white with a single axle and purple lettering on the side that reads “Denton High School Bronco Band.”
The trailer contents were reportedly a Yamaha 3000 inverter generator, podiums used by the marching band and a timpani cart.
Contents of the trailer could be valued at upwards of several thousand dollars, provided they were new and not known to be stolen from a high school band.
The police report cited theft between $1,500 and $20,000 as the crime committed.
Pohler said the officer who spoke to Wilson watched security camera footage of the theft, but that only a headlight from the suspect’s vehicle was visible while it pulled into the parking lot.