DURHAM — Durham police have issued a warrant for a man they think stole a trailer containing low-grade explosives.
Police on Monday charged Derrick Dion Downey, 40, of Ludgate Drive with felony possession of stolen property. Downey was not in custody, and police think he might be driving a white 1991 Chevrolet pickup truck.
The trailer is a 2005 white Horton enclosed trailer that is 14 feet long and 8 feet wide. It has the words "Newkirk Electric Associates" on the side and contains copper wiring and electrical welding materials.
The trailer was stolen sometime Thursday from the parking lot of the Extended Stay Deluxe at 4919 S. Miami Blvd.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Downey or the trailer is asked to call Investigator H.J. Burwell at 560-4415, ext. 234, or CrimeStoppers at 683-1200.