Troopers Stop SUV, Arrest Driver After Owner Reports Auto Theft

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

HILLSBORO (October 29, 2012)—Department of Public Safety troopers Sunday swarmed a Chevrolet Tahoe that had been reported stolen a short time earlier, arrested the driver and returned toe truck to it’s owner.

A Robinson man at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday reported someone had stolen his Chevrolet Tahoe and Robinson police began a search.

Shortly thereafter a representative from OnStar, an onboard satellite communications system installed in many General Motors products, contacted police and told them the system had tracked the stolen SUV to Interstate 35, in West, where it was northbound on the highway.

A DPS communications officer said he notified troopers in Hill County that the SUV was headed their way and one of them set up a surveillance location just south of Hillsboro.

Within a short time, according to the report, the trooper saw the suspect SUV, notified other troopers in the area and together the officers stopped the truck and arrested the driver.

Police notified the owner that his truck had been recovered and he drove to Hillsboro to retrieve his Tahoe.


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