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Saline County Sheriff's Report: Deputies investigate local connection to Sedalia stolen vehicle case

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Saline County sheriff's deputies questioned three Saline County residents and arrested two on suspicion of tampering with a motor vehicle after a stolen pickup truck was found in their possession.

Deputies were alerted to the situation by Marshall police, who stopped a vehicle Friday, Jan. 25, that had plates from a vehicle Sedalia authorities had reported stolen.

The vehicle stopped by MPD, however, did not match the description of the stolen vehicle.

After investigating further, deputies discovered the stolen truck at a Saline County residence. The plates belonging to the vehicle stopped by MPD were on the stolen truck, according to the sheriff's department report.

One of the subjects told deputies the truck was given to him so he could do maintenance work on it.

Editor's note: Our policy is to withhold the names of people allegedly involved in crimes until formal charges have been filed.

Waggin Wheel burglary
Saline County sheriff's deputies and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper responded to a reported break-in at the Waggin Wheel restaurant in Malta Bend Wednesday, Jan. 23.

When deputies arrived, they discovered the front door window had been broken, apparently with a vehicle lug wrench.

A 12-pack of beer and several individual beer containers were found on the property near U.S. Highway 65, according to the report.

Owners of the business later reported that one 12-pack of beer and two individual bottles of beer were missing.

A motorist stopped while deputies were investigating the incident and provided information about a vehicle seen in the area just before law enforcement officers arrived.

Money stolen
A Malta Bend man reported his girlfiend's wallet was stolen from a vehicle Jan. 11. He said the wallet contained $200 in cash, a checkbook and an ATM card.

Deputies later contacted the woman, who reported the wallet had been found with the cash missing.

Contact Eric Crump at ecrump@marshallnews.com