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By VINCE LUECKE
TELL CITY – Police continued Wednesday to search for a utility vehicle reported stolen Monday from a high-school band support group.
According to Tell City Patrolman Roger Smith, the Tell City Police Department was called to 800 N. 15th St. after the Kawasaki utility vehicle was noticed missing. Smith said the vehicle belongs to Tell City Band Boosters and had been stored in a locked building on school property.
“They were able to make entry by tearing down a portion of the chain link fence surrounding the property and then forcing open the building that contained the vehicle,” Smith said.
The utility vehicle is red and bears the “Tell City Marching Marksmen” logo on the sideboards of the cargo bed.
Anyone with any information pertaining to this theft is encouraged to contact the Tell City Police Department at 547-7068 or the department’s tip line at 547-9563. Callers do not have to give their names.
Police are also investigating the thefts of two trucks Monday night and Tuesday morning.
A service truck belonging to Linne’s Diesel Repair was located Monday night on Troy Ridge Road, not far from Brushy Fork Road.
The second theft took place shortly after midnight in Troy. A truck owned by Fella Home Improvement was taken. It was spotted in Tell City but the driver fled on foot. Officers and the city’s police dog searched for the suspect but were unable to locate anyone.
The Perry County Sheriff’s Department is working on the Troy theft while Tell City police officers are handing the theft from Linne’s Diesel.
Anyone with any information pertaining to any of the thefts, or other criminal activity, is encouraged to contact the Tell City Police Department at 547-7068 or the department’s tip line at 547-9563.
Tell City Police Lt. Alan Malone encouraged everyone to keep their vehicles locked and to never leave keys in vehicles.
“It’s something we repeat again and again, but the truth is people still leave vehicles unlocked and with the keys inside,” he said.
City police and sheriff’s deputies have investigated several break-ins in recent months, including multiple thefts from local storage units in and near Tell City.