Thursday, May 14, 2015

Vernon County Sheriffs Office: Suspect caught during undercover stolen property sting

Two people were taken into custody
and a  briefcase was recovered
.
Two people were taken into custody early Thursday morning following an undercover surveillance operation. Detectives received information about a briefcase belonging to a car dealer that contained over 30 vehicle titles and keys that had recently been reported stolen. When the new information was received, a surveillance detail was set up in Nevada around 12:30 am Thursday.

Undercover deputies followed a suspect on foot for a short time and then using unmarked cars, was able to locate the vehicle they believed contained the stolen brief case around 1:30 am driving through Nevada. In an attempt to keep from getting into a pursuit, deputies trailed the vehicle until it stopped at the Casey’s store on Osage where the car was surround by marked patrol cars that were waiting a nearby. Two people were taken into custody at that time and the briefcase was recovered.

Police on scene

A Sheriff’s Office K-9 was able to locate what is believed to be methamphetamine during the incident. The names of the suspects have not been released pending the filing of formal charges. The briefcase containing the car titles was released back to the owner late Thursday morning.