Moultrie Observer

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December 18, 2012

Stolen cotton truck taken to Statenville

MOULTRIE — Cotton trucks speeding down Colquitt County roads this time of year aren’t unusual, but the theft of one used for a drive to Statenville is somewhat of a mystery.

BCT Gin Co. reported Monday that one of the large trucks used to haul cotton was taken.

The truck later was found in Statenville, an employee said on Tuesday.

The truck was located there Monday night, and Colquitt County officers staked out the vehicle to see if the thief would return. That didn’t happen, so on Tuesday it was processed to see what evidence could be gleaned.

The gin employee said they expect to get the truck back today or  Thursday.

In another unusual theft, Dora Hernandez of the 100 block of Magnolia Avenue reported that a man who stopped at her residence and spoke with her and then left returned and loaded her toddler’s bicycle into an SUV and drove away.

Hernandez reported that the man came to the door and asked her questions, but because of a language barrier she could not understand him. The man left in a blue Chevrolet Tahoe but returned a short time later and loaded up the red bicycle. Hernandez tried to tell the man to stop.

She described him as a heavy set black man about 6’ 4” tall with dreadlocks.

In other thefts:

• Jack Sutton, 5700 block U.S. Highway 319 North, Norman Park, reported Monday the theft of two shotguns, groceries and a wrist watch with a total value of $451.

Sutton told the officer that the thefts occurred over a five-year period.

• Frank Jackson, 1900 block Sylvester Highway, reported Monday the theft of a Vizio 24-inch flat screen television, Nintendo game system with four controllers and a hand-held game system with three games during a burglary of his residence.

Jackson reported that he found a door had been pried open when he returned home. The estimated value of the property was $600.

• Brent Millican, 1900 block Sylvester Highway, reported Monday that a Pioneer stereo valued at $140 was taken out of a 1995 Chevrolet Caprice. The back seat of the car was damaged in an attempt to get into the trunk.

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