Vehicles recovered in Pott County

By The Mercury

Deputies with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office have recovered two missing vehicles, earlier reported as stolen, but they are still asking the public for help in their disappearances.

Sheriff Greg Riat said the sheriff’s office was notified Sunday by an employee of Bub Hull that they had found a stolen 2004 Chevrolet pickup at a business in North Topeka just off of Highway 24.

Riat said the vehicle had initially been reported stolen on May 10.

The Topeka Police Department and a Pottawatomie County sheriff’s detective responded to recover the vehicle, which Riat said was missing items that were originally on it.

The loss will likely exceed $10,000.

On Monday, the sheriff’s office recovered a 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada from the Blue River, near the Marshall, Pottawatomie County Line.  Riat said the owner had reported the vehicle as stolen early the same day from Topeka.

The vehicle was located when a fisherman on the Blue River, north of Olsburg, noticed what appeared to be tire tracks going over a high embankment into the river.

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, the Marysville Dive Team, Corps of Engineers and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. The vehicle is considered a total loss at $3,500.

Anyone with information on either of these cases is asked to contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office at (785) 457-3353.

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