New Details Emerge in Mysterious Case of Stolen Chincoteague Pon - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

New Details Emerge in Mysterious Case of Stolen Chincoteague Pony

Posted: Updated:
Door front facade of Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department featuring a pony, the mascot of the island town. (Photo: WBOC) Door front facade of Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department featuring a pony, the mascot of the island town. (Photo: WBOC)

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. -- Chincoteague town officials have new details about the mysterious case of a pony stolen from a corral two weeks ago. 

Roe Terry, spokesperson for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company, who is also tasked exclusively with looking out for the Virginia-based ponies, said there's been a break in the case.

"A white full-size pickup, a dually pickup with a white horse trailer, was seen inside the corral within the time frame of the missing pony," said Terry.

A second car may also be involved.

"A little white, small electric car single-seater we think belongs to someone here on the island," he said.

"We haven't been able to confirm that yet, but evidently someone came by the fence and saw two people supposedly trying to catch a pony, and they stopped and said something to them," said Terry.

The news is still a shock to many in town.

"I can't believe it," said David Langsburger. "I mean it's been forever. It doesn't make any sense to me. Why would anybody do that?"

Jonh Clarke of Georgetown, Del. is asking similar questions.

"I know it's broken a lot of people's hearts, but I have a feeling that before the dust all settles they'll find out who did it," said Clarke.

Main Street's Sundial bookstore owner Johnathan Richstein says ponies and horses are a huge tourist attraction for the island and the local economy.

"Back in 1947, Margaret Henry published her famous children's book Misty of Chincoteague," said Richstein, a book that later went on to gain worldwide success.

Ever since, Chincoteague has been renowned for its annual pony swims, pony penning and just about everything to do with horses.

The fire department says it hopes the new information will lead to the culprits.

"Thank God we've got all the loyal supporters of the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company out there helping us.  Thank you very much," said Terry.

The missing pony named Dreamer's Faith is about five-months old, light brown with white markings on her left side and has the number 15 branded on her hip.

Authorities urge anyone with information to contact the Chincoteague Police Department or the volunteer fire department with information about the persons responsible or information about the whereabouts of the pony.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Historic Seaford Diner Torn Down

    Historic Seaford Diner Torn Down

    One of the last remaining 1950's diner cars on Delmarva is now nothing but rubble.

    The Seaford Eagle Diner was ripped down Tuesday morning so the owners can re-build a new restaurant on site. Owner Serkan Darilmaz says the diner was in such bad shape that renovating it would've come at an astronomical cost.

    More

    One of the last remaining 1950's diner cars on Delmarva is now nothing but rubble.

    The Seaford Eagle Diner was ripped down Tuesday morning so the owners can re-build a new restaurant on site. Owner Serkan Darilmaz says the diner was in such bad shape that renovating it would've come at an astronomical cost.

    More
  • Price Comparison: Where to Buy Crabs Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Price Comparison: Where to Buy Crabs Over Memorial Day Weekend

    For many people on Delmarva, a favorite way to spend the Memorial Day holiday weekend is by enjoying blue crabs. If you're planning on buying crabs for carryout - either live or steamed - prices vary widely depending on location. Check out the price list for an idea about how much it will cost you to buy crabs from some local places in the area. Unless otherwise noted, prices listed are for #1 (large) males.

    More

    For many people on Delmarva, a favorite way to spend the Memorial Day holiday weekend is by enjoying blue crabs. If you're planning on buying crabs for carryout - either live or steamed - prices vary widely depending on location. Check out the price list for an idea about how much it will cost you to buy crabs from some local places in the area. Unless otherwise noted, prices listed are for #1 (large) males.

    More
  • Milford Marine Center Needs Your Help Finding Thief

    Milford Marine Center Needs Your Help Finding Thief

    The Taylor Marine Center in Milford is looking to a catch a criminal before its too late.

    President Dirk Van Rees says security footage shows a man walking onto three boats stored on the property for the winter. Footage shows him taking off batteries, nets, fishing rods and hundreds of dollars of personal items like electronics.

    More

    The Taylor Marine Center in Milford is looking to a catch a criminal before its too late.

    President Dirk Van Rees says security footage shows a man walking onto three boats stored on the property for the winter. Footage shows him taking off batteries, nets, fishing rods and hundreds of dollars of personal items like electronics.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices