Stolen truck found wrecked
A Peabody resident’s stolen pickup was discovered wrecked in Chase County hours after it had been taken.
With evidence pending, the incident is still under investigation; however, Peabody Police chief Bruce Burke said the 1997 Nissan pickup was reported stolen from the 800 block of Olive St. at 7:20 a.m. Sunday.
Police discovered an abandoned vehicle northeast of Peabody they believe to have been discarded by an unknown suspect.
“We believe it is related to the theft,” Burke said. “We think somebody left it there and walked into town and then took the Nissan.”
He said the Nissan’s keys had been left inside of it, along with a quarter-tank of gas, and tools.
Burke did not know the extent of the damage to the truck.
Last modified Feb. 23, 2017