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Tips sought in missing Jackson County Roads truck

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for tips to find a county-owned truck that’s been missing since at least last week, but possibly since late November.

A 2019 Ford F-250 pickup with Jackson County Roads on its doors went missing at some point between Nov. 26 and Dec. 20, according to a press release issued Thursday afternoon by the sheriff’s office.

The county vehicle is marked Fleet No. 6172 and has an Oregon Publicly Owned license plate of E281820, according to sheriff's office Public Information Officer Mike Moran. The Ford is described as a white, two-door, regular cap pickup equipped with a Weatherguard rack and possibly a Weatherguard bed rail toolbox.

The truck was last known to have been returned to the Jackson County Public Works fleet on Nov. 26, according to Moran, after a vendor returned the vehicle from being serviced.

Moran said daily inventories are not common for organizations managing a large fleet of vehicles, and the vehicle was shared by multiple public works staff members. For potentially as long as several weeks, different public works employees believed the truck was just being used by another employee.

Public Works reported the vehicle stolen to the sheriff's office at 12:16 p.m. Dec. 20, Moran said.

When asked about any signs of forced entry where the vehicle was stored, Moran said police found "no indicators of anything amiss."

Anyone who spots the truck on the road is asked to call 911, Moran said. If the truck is found unoccupied on the street, witnesses are asked to contact non-emergency dispatch at 541-776-7206, and reference sheriff’s office case No. 19-26183.

Reach reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTCrimeBeat.

A truck similar to this was stolen from Jackson County sometime in the past month or so.