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SCU Trailer Theft

August 18, 2010 by Bailey Urban


Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators arrested a Weatherford man at his place of business in the 2300 block of Tin Top Road, after conducting surveillance in connection with a trailer theft.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler said an investigation led SCU investigators to what they believed a “chop shop” was concealed in the storage portion of the workshop. Investigators said the investigation began when a trailer was reported stolen earlier this month in the 400 block of Harmony Road. The stolen trailer was described as an 18-foot utility trailer with pipe rails, an electric wench and steel wheels.

The investigation led SCU members to Philip Davis Welch Jr, 49, who also resided at the workshop, where he is believed to have torn the trailer apart, repainted it and filed off serial numbers in an attempt to sell it for a profit.

Investigators said Welch was found at the workshop and was in the process of dismantling and painting a trailer matching the description of the stolen trailer in an attempt to disguise it. The suspect was questioned and a search warrant was executed.
During the interview, Welch told investigators he purchased the stolen trailer.

Investigators verified the trailer as the one reported stolen and discovered suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia inside the living quarters of the workshop as well as inside Welch’s vehicle, which was also seized on the belief that it was used in the commission of the felony theft.

Welch was arrested, charged with theft and taken to the Parker County Jail. As of Tuesday afternoon, Welch remained incarcerated. His bond has not been set.

Drug charges against Welch are pending lab results of the drugs found inside Welch’s vehicle and living quarters. An additional arrest in the case is anticipated, pending the ongoing investigation.
Trailer Theft

Sports Calendar

Thursday, March 5

  • Aledo Ladycats JV at Brewer Tournament, Time TBA

  • Aledo Ladycats Varsity at A&M Consolidated Tournament, College Station, Time TBA

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Southwest and Arlington Heights Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Granbury Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Weatherford Tournament, Times TBA.

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats at Boswell
    Aledo Middle School at Stephenville

  • Aledo Middle School vs. Brock at Brock High School, 4:30 pm

Friday, March 6

  • Aledo Varsity at Chisholm Trail Tournament, all day

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity Black and Orange at Bearcat Brawl at Split Rail Links and Golf Club.

  • Aledo Bearcats vs. Burleson at Bearcat Stadium, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *Senior Night & District Game

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Monday, March 9

  • Aledo Ladycats at Burleson Centennial, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

Thursday, March 12

  • Aledo Bearcats Varsity at Abilene Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats JV at Boswell Tournament, Times TBA.
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Richland Tournament, Times TBA.

Monday, March 16

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats Varsity Orange at Brock High School Tournament at Canyon West Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats JV vs. Joshua at AHS Baseball Field, 6:00 pm. *District Game
    Aledo Bearcats Freshmen at Joshua, 6:00 pm. *District Game.

Tuesday, March 17

  • Aledo Ladycats and Bearcats JV at Lake Ridge JV Tournament at Mansfield National Golf Course.

  • Aledo Bearcats at Granbury, JV 5:30 pm and Varsity 7:00 pm. *District Game

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