At approximately 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, Ukiah resident Danny Christensen was working on Orr Springs road west of Ukiah 50 feet down an embankment. Upon returning to the road side, Christensen found his 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 work truck had been stolen.
According to Franke, Christensen’s wife, her husband was “was working about 3 miles up Orr Springs road. The truck was on side of the road while he was working about 50 feet down the embankment with power equipment.” When Christensen returned to the vehicle he, “literally saw the truck driving off followed by the white Ford car.”
Christensen’s stolen Dodge Ram 2500 truck is two door and grey/silver in color. The truck has a white utility box on the back with missing doors on the passengers side. Upgrades Christensen had done to the vehicle include installing a Pioneer stereo with Kicker brand subs, amp, and speakers. The truck’s license plate is California #7F96048.
Inside the vehicle was Christensen’s work equipment including 3 Stihl chain saws, gas cans, hedge trimmer, complete mechanics tool set that he painted orange, multiple hand clippers, tiller box for BCS tiller, climbing robes and gear, and rain gear. Franke said all of this equipment was “Literally everything he uses to make a living.”
Franke also said her husband had done all of the Christmas shopping on Saturday and those were stolen as well.
Franke said they reported the stolen work truck to the California Highway Patrol and the Ukiah Police Department is aware and a BOLO has been issued. She requested any Mendocino County resident with information regarding the vehicle contact her at (707) 272-8627. Members of the public can also contact California Highway Patrol dispatch at (707) 467-4000.