(01/07/2011)
Spencer Newspapers is reporting several stolen vehicles have been discovered in Roane County, including one from Calhoun County.

Deputy Bo Williams of the Roane County Sheriff's Department said a 1999 Ford F250 flatbed pickup taken from an East Resources shop at Letherbark, Calhoun County, was recovered about 200 yards off an oilfield road in the Grannies Creek area on Dec. 30.

The truck was stolen from the Letherbark business, culprits reportedly cut a lock to a gate to gain access to the vehicle.

Deputy Williams said a witness said the vehicle had been there a few weeks, according to Spencer Newspapers.

Williams said it was probably used in a break-in at the Newton Store the night of Dec. 14.

A store security camera showed two persons in a similar truck drove up to the store that night, forced their way inside and left with an ATM machine.

The machine, which contained an estimated $1,800, was found without the cash along Uler Road, the paper reported.

Williams said the center portion of the truck's back window was broken and the ignition switch was damaged.

State Trooper P.S. Fisher said a 1999 Dodge pickup stolen from the Elkview park and ride on Dec. 27 was found on Ambler Ridge Road on New Year's Day.

A 2000 Jeep Wrangler taken in mid-December from a park and ride at exit 91 of I-79 in Lewis County was found sitting on blocks along Big Pigeon Road. The vehicle had been stripped and burned.


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