Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Stolen Vehicle Found Crushed At Scrap Yard

Cookeville police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the apparent theft of a vehicle this month, which ended up in the scrap heap at a local metal recycler. The victim says he bought the vehicle -- a 1989 Mazda -- earlier this month, at about the same time as he was moving out of his apartment. But he says before he could move the vehicle, it went missing, and he told police that whoever took it had to have a trailer because the car wouldn't run. Meanwhile, police also investigated the possibility that the car may have been towed from the scene by the owner of the apartment building -- but that turned out to not be the case. Just as they were about to enter the car into a national database as stolen, the owner called them and said he had located it at PSC Metals -- where it had been crushed. Detectives are now following up on information about who brought the car to the recycler and how the suspect came to be in possession of it.