Monday, November 16, 2009

Cookeville Police Recover Stolen Vehicle

Cookeville police say a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Jackson County was located cruising the streets of Cookeville about three o'clock in the morning. Officer Jeff Glass reports that he noticed the silver Chrysler van and confirmed that the tag number matched that of the stolen vehicle. He and other officers conducted what is called a "high risk traffic stop" near the intersection of Boatman Street and Darwin Street. They found two people in the van and took both into custody. After questioning, they let the passenger go, but charged the driver -- identified as 18-year-old Anthony Matthew Goldsmith of Jackson Passage in Bloomington Springs -- with theft of a motor vehicle. Goldsmith will be in court later this month.