It wasn't all that long ago that Batavia police reports included the odd-sounding occurrence of a 53-foot semi trailer stolen from the parking lot of Party Lite Worldwide Parking lot, 601 Kingland Drive.
It turned out that semi-trailer theft is not nearly as rare as one might think. Batavia Det. Sgt. Shawn Mazza said back in November that there had been maybe a half dozen such reports in 2013.
Now comes the news that what goes around comes around, and Batavia can say that it has found a trailer reported stolen out of DuPage County.
Batavia police reported at 9:32 a.m. Jan. 2 that a semi trailer reported stolen in DuPage County was found at Accuride Distribution Center, 950 N. Raddant Road. Naperville Towing towed the vehicle from that location.
Accuride Wheel End Solutions supplies both steel and aluminum wheels and a range of wheel-end components for commercial vehicle, fleet and aftermarket customers, according to the Accuride website.
Two other "good news" items involving found property were in this past week's Batavia blotter:
Lost Wallet Returned to Owner
A clerk at the Windmill City Liquors, 101 S. Batavia Ave., told police he found a Visa debit card, according to a report at 12:05 p.m. Dec. 28. Contact was made with the owner, who then came to the Police Department to pick up his property.
Purse Found at TGI Friday's
A purse was turned over to the Batavia Police Department from the manager of TGI Fridays, 490 N. Randall Road, according to a report at 10:35 p.m. Dec. 27. It was determined that the purse belonged to a subject in Elgin, but attempts to contact the subject were unsuccessful.