Skip to comments.Ashland buried treasure stolen?
Posted on 06/17/2012 8:48:00 PM PDT by bkopto
An Ashland woman says she buried a safe containing $262,000 in gold Krugerrands in her backyard two years ago. But when she went to dig it up earlier this year, it was gone.
On March 15, the woman reported to police that the safe was missing, but since then police have exhausted all leads and the case is dormant, said Ashland police Sgt. Jim Alderman. Police will not release the victim's name, because of the high dollar amount involved.
The case was complicated by the woman's refusal to let anyone conduct an extensive search of her property.
"She refuses to have her backyard excavated or allow anyone to search with a metal detector," said Alderman.
The woman told police she began buying gold in 2006. She said when she returned to dig up the safe, she found other containers of money and precious metals that she had buried, but not the safe.
According to investigators, there was no evidence of fresh digging on the property. They theorize that if the safe were stolen it could have happened shortly after it was buried in 2010. The woman was able to provide police with receipts for the gold, proving that it was at one time in her possession.
Tracking the coins is difficult because there are no serial numbers, said Alderman. There also are several local places where thieves could cash in precious metals without tipping off police.
Gold dealers are required to file a federal tax form only if someone turns in 25 or more Krugerrands or Canadian maple leaf coins at a time, according to Michael Cotta, owner of Rogue Valley Coin and Jewelry.
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“Not bad GD but you got one thing wrong... since Friday there are NO ILLEGAL Mexicans!!!”
In my capture of reality, the time frame was before Obozo freed his fellow illegals to vote for him.
Omigosh! Seeing a great post, and a wonderful response, from two of my very favorite freepers....I’m getting the vapors!
You know what? I’m heading out of here, and heading South, at least for half of the year. To a very Red State.
BTW, Portland might just get a reasonable Mayor, this time.
The trend is your friend.
I have no hope for Ashland, though. lol
I’ll be heading north thru Ashland later today!!! Look out I-5!!!
“Ill be heading north thru Ashland later today!!! Look out I-5!!!”
Have enough California Gas to get you to Grants Pass or Roseburg.
Then fill up there and try to get up I 5 as far as you can go.
When you hit Roseburg or Grant’s Pass, let me know.
I might be able to float you a loan for gas.
Go get ‘em, SW!