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Whittier Police Investigate Recovered Stolen Truck Abandoned on Railroad Tracks
Posted On: June 29, 2017
On 06/29/17 at approximately 5:00 pm, officers were dispatched to the 14700 block of Spring St. in the City of Santa Fe Springs regarding an abandoned truck. The passenger side of the truck was partially resting upon a set of seldom used railroad tracks used for utility purposes only. Officers immediately confirmed the truck was unoccupied and that there were no trains scheduled on today’s date.
Upon further investigation it was learned the “company” truck was stolen earlier in the morning from the San Pedro area and contained several 55 gallon containers of fuel, which were still present during the investigation. As a precaution, the Los Angeles County Arson and Explosive Detail responded, cleared the containers and confirmed they were safe to remove and transport. The stolen truck described as a Red 2002 Ford F-150 was recovered at the scene and the registered owner has been notified.
While we continue our investigation, we would appreciate any help from the public. If you have any information about this case, please contact Detective Perez at (562) 409-1850 or our Crime Tipline at (562) 567-9299. For media inquiries only, please contact Public Information Officer John Scoggins at 562 244-0045.
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