UPDATE: Stolen Airstream camper found; Spicewood man arrested

Stolen Airstream camper found

Burnet County Sheriff's Office deputies recovered ‘Mabel,’ a 29-foot 1971 Airstream Ambassador camper trailer. The Airstream, valued at $90,000, was reported stolen December 5 by its owner when he went to check on it December 5 at the Toy Shed, a Spicewood storage facility. Authorities arrested a 23-year-old Spicewood man. Courtesy photo

Mabel has been recovered.

The 29-foot 1971 Airstream Ambassador trailer was stolen from the Toy Shed, a storage facility in the 200 block of County Road 414 in Spicewood, between November 18 and November 20.

Dylan Harley Plemons, a 23-year-old Spicewood man, is in custody and charged with stealing the camper. The Airstream was valued at $90,000.

The owner of the Airstream reported it stolen on December 5 after he checked on his storage unit and found it missing. The owner also told the investigating Burnet County Sheriff’s Office deputy that the lock on his storage unit had been replaced, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

The classic Airstream trailer was distinguished by the name “Mabel” painted in orange on one side of it as well as featured on its license plate.

The owner of the Airstream had asked the storage facility owner about the replaced lock. The Toy Shed owner explained that, on November 20, as he was checking the property, he noticed the missing lock and the empty unit.

During the investigation, the deputy learned that a Spicewood resident had reported seeing a neighbor pulling an Airstream trailer onto a piece of property at about 6:30 a.m. November 20. The resident provided the man’s name and a description of the pickup truck pulling the camper.

On December 10, the deputy was able to locate the trailer in the 7900 block of County Road 404 in Spicewood “behind a green and white camper,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

A Burnet County constable located Plemons on December 11 and arrested him. He was booked into the Burnet County Jail on a charge of theft ($30,000 to $150,000 in value), a third-degree felony. He was being held on a $20,000 bond.

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