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February 26, 2014

Driver beware

APD investigating several auto thefts

Athens — The Athens Police Department has been involved in multiple cases involving motor vehicle thefts in recent days. Police recovered two stolen vehicles and is investigating other incidents.

On Tuesday, APD recovered a stolen Mazda that was found abandoned on U.S. Highway 175.

The Mazda 626 had been reported stolen to the Dallas Police Department last week. Sgt. Brett Morman found the car parked near the intersection of U.S. 175 west and Old Kaufman Road and verified its origin. The Mazda was removed by wrecker to be returned to its owner.

On Tuesday morning, APD received a report of a stolen car from the A-1 Auto Lot, a business that deals in used cars. Cpl. Billy Westover was dispatched to the dealership at 811 W. Corsicana Street.

The complainant told Westover that as the lot was about to open that morning, he discovered a 2001 Ford F-150 pickup had been stolen. The Pickup had been taken from the back lot behind the shop.

On Saturday afternoon, APD answered a call concerning a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of College Street that solved the mystery of a car reported stolen by a local citizen. Officer William Carlow responded to the location, where he found that a car had been abandoned. A check of the vehicle revealed that the car had been taken from a woman who reported her vehicle missing from the 100 block of Larue Street.

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