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Danny Johnson, owner of Danny’s Meats and Zone2Extreme, didn’t think he would ever see his missing snowplow or trailer again, but the equipment was found in a ditch in front of a Caledonia home.

Christy Moore-LaPlante, who lives off of Five Mile Road just west of Highway 31, called Johnson at about 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6 and told him that she didn’t want to get his hopes up, but she believed she found his plow and trailer.

The equipment was stolen from Zone2Extreme, 4542 Douglas Ave., between the night-time hours of Friday, Jan. 2 and early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 3. Johnson promised on his Facebook page that if someone offered up information that led to them finding the stolen equipment, he’d pony up some meat. Johnson received a phone call from Moore-LaPlante saying that someone must have dropped off the trailer and the snowplow sometime during the night.

Moore-LaPlante left the house at 6:15 a.m. and saw the trailer and plow near her house. When she returned home after doing errands all morning she heard the story on the radio that Johnson was looking for his plow and trailer, and was offering a reward to the person who found it.

“I was also really hoping the thieves were also not coming back to get it,” Moore-LaPlante said. “We didn’t solve this crime, but it’s great that we could tell Danny that we found it.”

Johnson said that the thieves must have gotten their truck stuck in the snow while they were in the process of leaving it on the side of the road.

“Whoever had it knew that it was too hot to try to sell since so many people knew about it being missing.” Moore-LaPlante said.

Johnson said that he plowed Moore-LaPlante’s driveway before he loaded it up to take it back to Zone2Extreme and told the woman she could have “as much meat as she wanted that will make her happy.”

“I’m more happy with the way this worked out,” Johnson said. “Everyone banded together and shared this on social media, and it was all over the news. It just shows you the power of the media.”

But Moore-LaPlante said she and her husband Jim talked about the reward and have decided not to take him up on the offer.

“Danny’s a wonderful person and he does so much for the community,” she said. “We’re just happy to support all of the wonderful things he does.”


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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.