From the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
On Tuesday, March 24, 2009, a Crimestopper’s tip led to the recovery of numerous stolen vehicles and a stolen backhoe.
The Montgomery County Auto Theft Task Force received a tip that there was a stolen backhoe stuck behind a residence located in the 17000 blk. of Porter Lane. Investigators from the Task Force and D.P.S. Motor Vehicle Theft went to the reisdence and found a Case 580 Backhoe Tractor stuck behind a business and a residence. The owner of the business and residence was contacted and came to the scene.
Investigators verified that the backhoe was indeed stolen several days earlier from a construction site located off of F.M. 1314. Investigators checked several other vehicles on the property and identified numerous other stolen vehicles. A stripped 2007 Dodge Dually truck was located in the driveway and a stripped motorcycle was located in the garage.
Investigators checked a large barn behind the residence and identifed a cut up stolen Jeep and a partially stripped Jeep that had all identifiers removed. Investigators also found another Jeep on location that had been reported stolen in 1986. A license plate to a stolen truck was found in the barn, but the truck or none its parts were located.
It appeared that the barn was being used to disassemble stolen vehicles. In all approximately $75,000.00 to $100,000.00, were recovered. All of the recovered vehicles, with the exception of one Jeep, were stolen from Montgomery County. One person was arrested at the scene and charged with four counts of Theft By Possession and transported to the Montgomery County Jail.
Amyx, Walter Jay Jr.