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Missing mobile home turns up

John Gardner
jgardner@postindependent.com
Post Independent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” A mobile home that was stolen from the River Meadows Trailer Park on Easter Sunday has turned up more than 1,000 miles, and three states away.

The Mobile Home’s owner, Glenwood resident Ed West, 81, said that he was surprised again Tuesday morning when he received a phone call from Glenwood Police notifying him that his 1997 38-foot Fleetwood Bounder was discovered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

“They said that it didn’t appear to have been damaged or torn up too bad,” West said. “I’ll just have to go out and recover the vehicle.”

According to Police Chief Terry Wilson, a Minneapolis area police department contacted local authorities Tuesday morning and said they had found the stolen vehicle.

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“They were just checking on an abandoned vehicle,” Wilson said. “When they ran the numbers on the plate, they found that it was a stolen vehicle out of Glenwood Springs.”

West suspected a man that did some work for him previously had taken the Bounder, however Glenwood Police ruled the man out as a suspect. Currently, there are no suspects in the case, Wilson said. But he noted that the Minneapolis police would be conducting a search of the vehicle.

West woke up Easter Sunday to find that his mobile home was not where he parked it. Glenwood Police said that the vehicle was most likely stolen sometime during the night of Saturday, April 11.

Police use a nationwide computer database to track stolen vehicles. And West said that he was thankful that police did all they could and that the mobile home was found.

“It’s like a gold star for the police department,” West said. “I’d just like to give the police a pat on their backs for their efforts.”

Contact John Gardner: 384-9114

jgardner@postindependent.com


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