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Stolen vehicle investigation moves forward

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Brazil City Police Chief Larry Pierce
Brazil City Police Department officials encourage local residents to keep an eye out for some recently stolen vehicles.

"There have been four reported stolen in the past month," BCPD Chief Larry Pierce recently told The Brazil Times.

"One was located the same day it was reported stolen by the owner, who went out to look for it. The other three have yet to be located."

According to Pierce, there is an odd twist to the case.

"Whoever is actually doing this, for whatever reason, they seem to be interested in older model trucks," he said.

Officials confirm investigators are currently looking for the following vehicles:

* 1991 GMC, gray two-tone pick-up truck, Indiana license plate NS 7714 was reported stolen on Dec. 23,

* 1992 Chevy, red two-tone pick-up truck, Indiana license plate XQ 9612 was reported stolen on Dec. 14, and

* A 1994 Chevrolet, black pick-up truck, Indiana license plate 859562 was reported stolen Dec. 29.

A 1991 GMC blue two-tone pick-up truck was reported stolen Dec. 7, however officials confirmed it was located later the same day in an area near the Edgewood subdivision on State Road 59.

Pierce said parking in a well-lit area and enabling the vehicle's car alarm are also good ways to protect a car or truck whether parked at home, while visiting someone or at work.

"Two of these vehicles were stolen without the keys being left inside the vehicles. We think this is someone who knows what they are doing when it comes to stealing cars," Pierce said.

"We urge everyone to make sure their vehicles are locked and secure no matter where they park."

If one of these vehicles is spotted somewhere, the public is also urged to contact authorities.

"Please report the location to the department," Pierce said. "The owners would appreciate getting their vehicles back as soon as possible."

To report information about this case, or any other, contact the Brazil City Police Department any time of the day at 446-2211.

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Two things:

1. Edgewood Subdivision is more than 5 blocks from 59.

2. "Two of these vehicles were stolen without the keys being left inside the vehicles." Does that mean the other two did have their keys in the vehicle?

-- Posted by JHeffner on Mon, Jan 3, 2011, at 8:13 AM

So FREEDOM .. give the trucks back! ; ) j/k

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Jan 3, 2011, at 11:19 AM

Ok,is it me or did freedom1 just give away way too much information? Maybe there are still a few out there that don't know how to do what all you described. Or where to buy what you need. Comments are great sometimes, but maybe instructions aren't needed. Hope they can catch whoever is doing it! Are these full size trucks or shortbeds?

-- Posted by Say it again girl! on Mon, Jan 3, 2011, at 2:49 PM

Maybe they need parts for their older truck?

-- Posted by indianamama on Mon, Jan 3, 2011, at 5:39 PM

I was the first victim. The 1991 GMC was a 3/4 ton full size truck with a shell covering the bed. We fortunately recovered the vehicle thanks to posting the theft on Facebook with a photo of the truck. Within 40 minutes a friend's parent spotted the vehicle abandoned. The damage was done however. This truck did not have anti-theft or security systems. It was locked under a streetlight in the driveway and stolen between midnight and 5am. It was not found near Edgewood Subdivision. That is a misprint and perhaps Chief Pierce will correct this. Yes, freedom1 did provide every young punk info on bypassing ignitions, but I hope other owners now know how vulnerable their vehicles are. I wish I had been aware. Invest in an security system. Less than $100. That is nothing compared to the extensive damage done to my truck.

-- Posted by mom840 on Mon, Jan 3, 2011, at 5:44 PM

Thanks for the comments freedom1! I do know the difference between long beds and shortbeds! Maybe you should learn that you start a sentence with a capital letter and use a little more punctuation in sentences also. You probably do know a lot about vehicles which is great. Right now we should all feel sorry for the people who have had their vehicles stolen. Good luck to the police in catching whoever is doing this.

-- Posted by Say it again girl! on Tue, Jan 4, 2011, at 1:48 AM

Well I read a lot about the security system.

How about the fact that all the vechicles mentioned have interchangable parts, perhaps they are being stolen for that reason, engine,tranny,rear end etc, to rebuild somebodys broke down but registered vechicle. They are all within a couple years of each other.

Maybe some body back there knows of somebody who has a truck that isnt running for some reason.????? JMO

-- Posted by T-REX on Tue, Jan 4, 2011, at 3:49 PM

Sorry, FREEDOM .. my comment was in jest. Didn't mean to get panties in a wad. I think you provided necessary information we all should be aware of and use to our advantage when protecting OUR own vehicles from theft.

MOM840 - I'm glad FB helped you get your vehicle back. It was a great idea to use it.

GIRL - It's you.

-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Jan 6, 2011, at 7:20 PM

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