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Over $400,000 in Stolen Property Recovered

(London, KY) - As part of an on going investigation by Kentucky State Police Special Investigations Detective Bill Riley, Indiana State Police and Sheriff Departments from Indiana an estimate of over $400 thousand dollars in property has been recovered in Laurel and Pulaski Counties.

This property such as Four Wheelers, Riding Mowers Flat Bed Trailers, Skid Loaders, Farm Equipment, Chain Saws and numerous other Tools and Equipment.

This property was being sold at the West 80 auction in Laurel County. The property recovered was reported stolen from Indiana and brought to Kentucky for Auction.

The Hamilton County Sheriff Department in Indiana has made one arrest in the case. A native of Laurel County Ralph Johnson age 44 of Indianapolis, Indiana was charged with Theft of Property, Burglary and Vehicle Theft on January 15, 2004 and lodged in the Hamilton County Detention Center in Indianapolis.

Anyone having information or may have purchased items such as those listed from the West 80 Auction is asked to contact one of the investigating officers:

Kentucky State Police Detective Bill Riley at 606-878-6622

Indiana State Police Detective Michael Minnicus at 317-776-9887

Hancock County Sheriff Detective Sergeant Jeffery Rasche at 317-477-1147

Hamilton County Sheriff Detective Todd Uhrick at 317-776-9887

Marion County Sheriff Detective John Radar at 317-231-8200.

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