Archives for month: October, 2011

The Wrong Way to Acquire Junk Cars

This story illustrates the dumb wrong way to acquire junk cars! Four people were arrested Friday for allegedly attempting to steal a junk car to sell for scrap, and one of the four was also charged in a previous similar case, police said.

The detective said the four were at someone else’s property on S. Jefferson Avenue on Friday and were loading the vehicle onto a trailer when a relative of the owner saw them and called police.

A report by Officer Ryan Moore says the suspects had tried to load the old vehicle onto a trailer, but left when they saw the owner’s relative.

Detective Gragg said the “come-along” pulling equipment the suspects were using had broken and they left to get more equipment.