Moultrie Observer

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February 22, 2013

Pieces removed from truck left with mechanic

MOULTRIE — Jose Ramon wanted a man to fix his truck. What he got was, to say the least, unsatisfactory.

Ramon, of Dorsey Road, told Colquitt County deputies Thursday that some time ago he left his 2004 Ford F350 with a man he knows for the man to fix it. Since then, the man has been incarcerated several times, but he always promised when he got out of jail he would fix the truck.

On Monday, Ramon received a call from Cox Truck and Van. The wrecker service had been called to remove some vehicles from the mechanic’s property on Sylvester Drive. When they got the F350 back to their lot, the CTV workers thought it was too good to scrap, so they hunted down the owner.

Ramon said he went to CTV and found his truck … missing its wheels, tires and about three-fourths of the engine and with two front seats swapped with others. Repairs will cost thousands of dollars, he said.

He couldn’t say what might have been done to the truck’s interior because the mechanic has the only key. And he’s back in jail.

Other thefts

Sheriff’s Office

• Mack Dekle, owner of Boggy Pond Plantation, told deputies Thursday that an envelope containing $600 was taken from his desk drawer at the plantation between 7:30 and 11 that morning.

• Melody Dawn Allen of Coolidge, told deputies Wednesday that her medication was taken from her car Feb. 9 while she was at a party in Moultrie.

• Brett Asbell, 2000 Old Adel Road, reported Thursday that someone pried the locked hinge off his shed door and stole his toolbox, which contained an assortment of battery-powered tools. The box and tools were valued at $487. He said each of the tools has his initials — BGA — on it.

Recovered property

Sheriff’s Office

• Sabreena Michelle Yates, 100 block of Doerun, called a deputy to do a vehicle inspection on her Kawasaki motorcycle. When the deputy ran the Vehicle Identification Number through the state computer, it came back as having been stolen in Lawrenceville.

Yates said her boyfriend had found the motorcycle on Craigslist.com, and they had bought it June 9 from a man in Dawson. She didn’t remember his name but she gave the deputy a description. The man said he didn’t have a title to the motorcycle because he had used it in drag racing.

She also said the bike was damaged when they got it and they had replaced several parts and painted it.

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