Refuge Youth Center in North Phoenix reunited with stolen equipment

PHOENIX - "That day, I started praying so hard that it would come back today, and it did," explains Nick Miller, who works at The Refuge Youth Center in North Phoenix.

Prayers were answered at the center late Monday night.

They came in the form of a missing trailer, filled with thousands of dollars in surfboards, kayaks, and other outdoor equipment.

"I was just crying, like my heart was broken. Who would steal a trailer?"

The center says thieves cut through a lock and stole the trailer early Friday morning. Late Monday, the miracle they had hoped for arrived.

"I thought, 'Oh my gosh! I just found the trailer in my neighborhood!'" explains 14-year-old Brady Segedy, who located the trailer near his home off 17th Drive and Beardsley Road.

Brady took action and called his pastor right away, telling him the good news. But it wasn't just good news for the pastor.

"Life was crazy at the time," says Dominick Boggio. He now works at the center, but at the age of 15, he hit rock bottom, dealing with substance abuse and family issues.

Dominick remembers how the center got him on the straight and narrow and also helped him reach new heights.

The Refuge Youth Center has a lot to be thankful for, especially one of their members who took action when it was needed the most.

"It feels awesome," says Brady. "I come here a lot and I found something we use a lot. It's just exciting."

The center hopes authorities release surveillance video from a nearby building so they can catch the suspects who stole the trailer in the first place.

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