Webster Resident Reports Radio Tower Stolen


UPDATE: The towers have been returned!  Follow up story here.

Crystal Ryan

Webster resident Richard Spahl, who owns and operates Spahl and Son Garage on 2 Lake Parkway, reported he was the victim of a robbery this week.

A 30 foot tall radio tower, separated into three 10 foot pieces, used for HAM or Amateur radio was removed from his property in the afternoon of Friday, May 18th sometime before 5PM.

Mr. Spahl said, the tower pieces were laying on the ground and were expected to be assembled and attached to the building after siding work was completed on his garage.  “They just disappeared” he told us.  The estimated cost of the tower is about $1,000.

THE LAKE 940 has learned the tower may have been seen in an old white or light blue pickup truck, driven by man with facial hair  wearing a baseball cap in the area of Reardon Road and Gaumond Road in Thompson.

Neighbor Crystal Ryan tells THE LAKE 940, “Mr. Spahl is such a great man. He’s heart sick over this” so she is trying to get the word out to everyone in the vicinity.  She has also checked with area scrap yards as well but so far no luck.

If you were in the area and may have seen anything suspicious at the intersection of Thompson Road and Lake Parkway you are asked to call Webster Police.