Tulsa Police and local DJ looking for thieves and stolen music equipment

Monday, April 14th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A Tulsa DJ is also looking for a couple of thieves. They stole a trailer loaded with $100,000 worth of his music equipment. Items that took him more than 20 years to collect. News on 6 crime reporter Lori Fullbright has more.

Gregg Sturge has been in the DJ business for more than two decades. He's helped people ushered in new marriages, anniversaries, birthdays; you name it, until April 7th, when someone stole all of his equipment. "Sound, lighting, CD's, karaoke system, all the kinds of equipment deejays use in the business." Fullbright, "3,000 CD’s?" Gregg: "Yeah, 3,000."

All the cases were custom made. Two of them are 2 feet by 4 feet with lids that open up to hold those CD's. The DJ console is one of only a few ever made. It's black lacquer with zebrawood and has the company's name, Infinity, in neon, on the front of it. Gregg "This is wedding season and we're just trying to put together enough equipment to take care of the brides." To that end, other DJs have loaned Gregg their spare equipment so he doesn't have to cancel any engagements, but it's the music that'll be hardest to replace.

Gregg Sturge: "I had enough music to play the whole night for any era from the 1940's on, 65,000 song titles, but, one way or another, we'll get back to where we need to be." Gregg believes the thieves were actually after his trailer, then, probably figured they'd hit the jackpot when they saw all the electronic equipment inside.

Even though he has serial numbers, he realizes the items are probably gone forever, which is disheartening. Gregg: "I've done this for so long, it's just a big part of my life." A part that he hopes he doesn't have to rebuild from scratch. The thieves cut the locks off Gregg's trailer and took it from the 31st and Mingo area. It's a white, Wells Cargo trailer with blue fenders.

If you know anything about his Gregg's equipment, you can call the Crimestoppers tip line at 596-COPS. You don't have to give your name, and if your tip leads to an arrest, the Citizens Crime Commission will pay you a cash reward.