Archive for Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Police recover car stolen from Basehor business

November 23, 2005

A car stolen from a Basehor business in August was recovered Sunday in Nebraska, police officers said.

Police officers in Ogallala, Neb., recovered the vehicle -- a 2002 Buick valued at $10,000 -- after a relative of the suspected thief tipped Basehor police officers to its location. The car was stolen from Simple Simon's Pizza on Aug. 17.

The primary suspect, a 15-year-old male, is believed to have fled his Kansas City, Mo., residence. Efforts to locate the suspect have not yet been successful.

A Basehor police department spokesperson said a person driving the stolen vehicle in Ogallala was taken into custody; the spokesperson could not confirm whether the vehicle's driver was the person suspected of stealing the car.

The vehicle has been impounded and will be turned over to the restaurant's insurance company. Simple Simon's has been reimbursed by the insurance company for the vehicle, police said.

The person suspected of stealing the car was working at a construction site in Basehor. After being fired from his job, the suspect allegedly told co-workers he was going to steal a car, witnesses told police.

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