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07/31/2014

Stolen A.T.V. Recovered Six Years Later

July 24, 2014:  the Scott County Sheriff’s Office recovered a Honda ATV that was reported stolen on March 25, 2008.

Sheriff Mc Clain received information that the stolen four wheeler was going to be transported to Scottsburg for the purpose of selling it.  Communication was established with the person that currently possessed the ATV and the parties involved agreed on a place to meet. 

The investigation was redirected when Deputies noticed the A.T.V. in the rear of a truck that was traveling on Wardell Street in Scottsburg.  Deputies initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and upon investigation, confirmed that the A.T.V. in the rear of the truck was stolen; the driver of the truck was briefed on the investigation and questioned.

Upon interviewing the driver, he advised Deputies that he had purchased the A.T.V. some two years ago and paid $1,200.00 for it.  He also provided information as to whom he had purchased the A.T.V. from. 

Sheriff Mc Clain was pleased with the investigation, stating that tips from the public are very important  in our crime fighting efforts .

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