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Stolen police vehicle recovered

Friday, June 8, 2012 12:42 PM
Last updated 7:19 PM
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An incomplete police interceptor and another vehicle reported stolen from Bobby Jones Ford in May have been recovered. Three men are in custody.

Authorities said a police interceptor that had not been outfitted with decals or emergency equipment, a white Ford F-150. eight sets of keys to incomplete police cars and a stuffed bobcat were stolen from Bobby Jones Ford the evening of May 31. Four license plates were reported missing from nearby Creighton Laircey Co. Police said one of the license plates was recovered in the parking lot at Bobby Jones Ford.

Authorities believe the thieves were planning to use the plates on the stolen vehicles.

The abandoned Ford pickup was recovered by Richland County, S.C., deputies Wednesday.

The police interceptor was recovered by Richland County officers Thursday. After officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle’s three occupants bailed from the car and attempted to run away.

Darren Jones and Brandon Bolton, both 20, and Christopher Anthony, 23 – all of Columbia – have been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.

The stuffed bobcat also has been recovered.

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TrulyWorried 06/08/12 - 02:29 pm
Stolen Bobcat

Kudos to our law enforcement people - doing a good job as always. Thanks for your service!!
And I know that the bobcat is glad to be back home.
Now the morons will be (hopefully) properly taken care of for their crime - wonder what it will be and how long they will be out of commission?

bdouglas 06/08/12 - 02:54 pm
"Stuffed bobcat" as in

"Stuffed bobcat" as in stuffed animal toy or one by a taxidermist? One of those would be quite the impressive haul since it would be rather conspicuous.

grinder48 06/08/12 - 03:10 pm

why is that period after F-150?

kharville 06/08/12 - 05:07 pm

I'm just glad to have my Bobcat back, as in Taxidermist Bobcat. Now it has more history to it and managed to find it's way back home like most good pets.

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