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Lawrence and Douglas County

Lawrence and Douglas county

1968 Chevrolet Camaro stolen in Lawrence found Tuesday

April 10, 2012

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A Lawrence police officer on Tuesday morning in Shawnee County helped recover a 1968 Chevrolet Camaro that was reported stolen Jan. 5 from the 3100 block of Ousdahl Road. Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence police spokesman, said that the suspect was interviewed by a Shawnee County Sheriff’s deputy regarding the car and that the suspect in possession of the car claimed he had purchased it from a Lawrence resident. The Camaro, valued at $12,000 in the police report, was orange and black, but it had been painted all black when it was recovered, McKinley said.

Authorities are still deciding whether the man who was found in possession of the car Tuesday would face charges in Shawnee County or Douglas County, McKinley said.

Comments

John Hamm 2 years, 8 months ago

Perhaps, just perhaps, this individual was the victim of a scam. It's been known that people have bought houses and other items from individuals purporting to be the "owner."

Joe Berns 2 years, 8 months ago

Maybe, but painting it in that quick of a timeframe does not look well for the suspect.

Shane Garrett 2 years, 8 months ago

Was there a bill of sale? Title transfer signatures notarized? I am thinking not.

Laura Wilson 2 years, 8 months ago

Title transfers no longer require notarization.

That said, no vehicle (or mobile home for that matter) should be sold without a title. If you buy one without a clear title, you're asking for trouble (for example, could be stolen) or about $1500 to quiet the title through an attorney.

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