SUBJECT: GPS Tracking of Fleet Vehicle Helps Deputies Arrest Auto Thief
RELEASE NUMBER: 2020-NR-005
CONTACT: Major Mark Rasure or Sergeant Joshua Wargel
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Dave Wedding
Shortly before 08:00 this morning Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the McDonald’s Restaurant located at 19700 N US 41 based on a tip from the White County (IL) Sheriff’s Office regarding the possible whereabouts of a truck and trailer that were stolen from their jurisdiction earlier this morning. According to White County (IL) investigators the stolen vehicle had been previously outfitted with a GPS locating device and its movement had been tracked to the McDonald’s parking lot near the I-64 and US 41 interchange in northern Vanderburgh County.
Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area and located a man asleep behind the wheel of a Ford F-550 pulling a goose neck trailer matching the description of the combination stolen from the White County (IL) business. Additionally, the trailer was toting a Ford F-250 that had also been stolen from the same business. As a result of the cooperative investigation Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Luis Flecha, 32, of Lexington, KY for three counts of auto theft.
Imaged Above is Luis David Flecha, 32, of Lexington, KY
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