John Ross Ferrara / Sunday, May 22 @ 10:15 a.m. / Crime
Valuable Equipment Stolen From 2022 World Championship Jet River Marathon Racers on Eve of Competition, Curry Sheriff Says
Racers competing in the 2022 World Championship Jet River Marathon on the Rogue River reportedly had valuable race equipment stolen from the Jot’s Resort parking lot in Wedderburn on Friday night.
The theft, which occurred on the eve of this year’s competition, prompted a strongly worded Facebook message from Curry County Sheriff John Ward, who said that he will “leave no stone unturned” in the investigation.
“It just makes me sick that we have thieves in our county who steal from our visitors,” Ward said.
Read the full statement from Curry County Sheriff John Ward:
Everyone knows we have race teams from here and far in Gold Beach competing in the world racing championships. They come here and it brings People from all over who help our local economy out. We all enjoy participating in the event as spectators. Many of us locals volunteer our time to make the race event successful. It just makes me sick that we have thieves in our county who steal from our visitors.
Last night, someone walked through the parking lot of Jots and stole valuable equipment, fuel and tools that are very important for the race teams.
We will leave no stone unturned until we find these thieves and hopefully be able to return the tools and equipment to the race teams. We have some leads but we are asking the public for help to identify who is responsible for the thefts. If you have any information, please call the Sheriff’s Office. You can remain anonymous as well.