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Officer Charles Tinsley
Public Affairs Officer
CVE Regional Office
Kentucky State Police
Playfourt Place
Morehead, KY 40351
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Recovery of Stolen Trailer

Date of News Release: 11/26/2013

(Morehead, KY) -- Officer Jess Staggs, Unit 4329, stopped a commercial motor vehicle for a random safety inspection at the Westbound Rowan County Scale Facility. The vehicle was being operated for Lincoln Carrier Inc. During the inspection Officer Staggs noticed the trailer had been sand blasted and the VIN removed. The trailer displayed an Alabama tag, which belonged to a 2002 Trail Mobile that was not the vehicle in question. Officer Staggs contacted Trooper Detective B.J. Caudill from Vehicle Investigations who was working the Morehead area at the time. Detective Caudill assisted Officer Staggs on locating the confidential VIN. Later the vehicle was confirmed stolen from Fleetwood Transportation out of Birmingham, Alabama. The vehicle was removed to and stored at the Rowan County Highway Department. This incident remains under investigation by Officer Jess Stagg.

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