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Local Police Assist In Arrests Of Gentry Chevrolet Car Thefts

Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Officers from the Tracy City Police Department assisted in solving and apprehending two of the four persons involved in car thefts at Gentry Chevrolet in Kimball on New Year’s Eve.

On New Year’s Eve, three new Chevrolet Camaros, valued at $60,000, were stolen from Gentry Chevrolet in Kimball as well as three trucks and a 4 door Jeep from Cleveland, Tennessee.

While investigating an accident involving a Toyota Tundra truck where the driver left the scene on foot, Tracy City Officers discovered that the truck was one of the vehicles stolen from Gentry Chevrolet.

Also while working the accident, a female was reported missing by her father in Tracy City. She was later found in Monteagle and had in her possession a new Chevrolet Camaro key, which belonged to Gentry Chevrolet. She was apprehended by Tracy City Police Officers who contacted Kimball Police and Tennessee Highway Patrol CID and on their arrival at the Tracy City Police Department, the female confessed to her involvement in the vehicle thefts.

The female also told officers that she and two male accomplices had stolen gas from a BP gas station in Monteagle to put in one of the stolen Cameros. When Monteagle Police Officers investigated the gas theft, Monteagle Officer Brown spotted an orange 4 door Jeep in the WilcoHess parking lot. Upon checking the Jeep, it was found to have been the one stolen from Cleveland. A male in the Jeep was arrested and was also charged in the Gentry Chevrolet theft.

“This was a joint effort between THP, Kimball, Monteagle, and the Tracy City Police Department,” said Tracy City Chief of Police Tony Bean. “We were able to recover the stolen property and apprehend the subjects involved in the felony theft. Other vehicles recovered included motorcycles and a boat but the vehicles stolen just from Gentry Chevrolet were valued at $250,000.