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Couple seeks return of items taken from truck

Boxes/totes containing personal items, military records taken when couple stopped here while moving

An area couple is calling on the community to help with the return of items taken from their vehicle when they stopped in Medford.

On July 11, Joan and Dean Feltes were moving to a new house from Augusta to Phillips. While on the way, they stopped at Hardee’s on Hwy 13 in Medford.

“We were traveling in a black Ram pick-up with yellow stripes, pulling a brown trailer. This truck would have been parked next to a white Jeep Cherokee that I was driving,” Joan explains.

It was only later at their home in Phillips that they discovered several boxes and totes that were in the back of the pickup truck had never made it to their new home.

As Jean notes, the pickup truck has a snap cover so in order to remove the items an individual would have had to unsnap the cover, take them and then reattach the cover.

Jean explains that the missing boxes/totes would have been labeled “office.” Inside they contained numerous framed awards, family pictures, numerous signed and framed old Packer player pictures, a The Guess Who signed photo, a bowie knife, framed sports magazines, military challenge coins, Packer bobble heads and statues, baby pictures of Dean and his brothers, an old picture from high school, a Chicago Bears helmet signed by Walter Payton and Gale Sayers, an award plate from Aruba and one from Quebec. The most cherished of the missing items was the Honorably Discharged certificate Dean received from the United States Air Force in 1979.

“My husband is a 100% disabled Veteran who served his country proudly,” Jean said.

She noted that while none of the items would be worth much to anyone else, they are sentimental to her husband. At this point, they would just like to get the items returned and are calling on the community to come forward if they know of anything or have seen anything.

“If you have seen any of these items, or know who has them, with no questions asked, please drop them off at Dixon Greiner Realty at Highway 13 South in Medford and give them to Luke Dixon,” Jean said. “I am hoping that there is still some good in this world and that the items can be returned as soon as possible.”