Two of three stolen trucks recovered
Have any of those F-250s that were stolen been found?
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Two of the three F-250 trucks stolen over Thanksgiving weekend in Medford have been recovered.
Medford police responded to three businesses Sunday and Monday, Nov. 29 and 30 for reports of stolen vehicles. The first report of a stolen Ford F-250 was at noon Nov. 29 at Southern Oregon Pawn, 400 N. Riverside Ave., Medford, where a silver 1999 Ford F250, Oregon license plate number 189ETX, had been stolen. Surveillance video showed a light-colored F-350 dually pulling up to the business at 3:45 a.m. Nov. 29, with at least three people inside. They were caught on camera, though descriptions of the suspects were not available, nor was a license plate on the dually.
Surveillance video also captured the dually pulling up to J&L Muffler, 1111 N. Central Ave., at 11 p.m. Nov. 29, where suspects took a white 2004 F-250.
The third theft, a white 2001 F-250, occurred at Burk’s Custom Awnings, 5472 Crater Lake Ave. Police responded to that theft at 8:30 a.m. Monday, though no surveillance video was available.
The truck taken from Burk’s was recovered Dec. 1, at the intersection of Anthony Way and Antelope Road, said Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau.
“It was recovered, for the most part intact,” Budreau said.
The truck stolen from J&L Muffler was recovered Dec. 12 on private property in the 4500 block of Crater Lake Avenue, Budreau said. Various parts were missing, police said.
The vehicle stolen from Southern Oregon Pawn is still missing. Police have speculated that the thieves focused on this specific model because of missing security features that are built in to more modern versions of the vehicle.
Anyone with information about the thefts should call Medford police at 541-770-4783.
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