Between January 22nd and 26th, nine tailgates were stolen from various pick up trucks on the west side of Hesperia.
All the tailgates were stolen from white full size pickups, including Ford F-150s, Ford F-250s, GMC Sierras and a Chevy Silverado. All the vehicles were parked in driveways, three of which were on the 7000 block of El Cajon Lane.
Seven of the tailgates were eventually returned. One the owner found at a salvage yard while looking for a replacement.
According to the Hesperia office of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department, residents should lock their tailgates to avoid becoming a victim.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to call the Hesperia station at 947-1500 or WE TIP at 1-800-782-7463.