June 20, 2013

Additional pickups stolen in area

Additional pickups stolen in area
One person in custody
By Jerry W. Kram

Two more pickups were stolen in the area on Saturday, June 15, according to Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halvorson. He said there is reason to believe that the thefts are related to five pickups that were stolen on May 30 and 31.
Halvorson said the Sheriff's Department received a call about 6:30 a.m. that a 2007 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab was stolen out of the RV Park in Parshall. The department received a second calll about 10:40 a.m. that a 2008 GMC Sierra Dually was stolen in Van Hook Park.
That evening, Sheriff's Deputy Cody Smith spotted a black pickup with an orange lift kit in the parking lot of the New Town Cenex C Store, which matched the description of one of the stolen pickups. The vehicle left New Town, heading east on North Dakota Highway 23. Smith, assisted by New Town Police Department Officer Andrew Eisenschenk, stopped the vehicle about a mile east of New Town. Upon running a standard vehicle check, they found that it was the vehicle stolen from Parshall that morning.
The driver of the vehicle was a 16 year old male from New Town. The juvenile was turned over to the Three Affiliated Tribes Police Department for prosecution. The pickup was returned to its owner.

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