Ottos Man Imprisoned in Connection with Stolen Police Station Truck Allegedly Involving Officer

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A resident of Ottos is currently serving a prison sentence in connection with the theft of a truck from the Langfords Police Station compound three weeks ago.

Allegations suggest that a police officer was involved in the theft.

On Saturday, August 26, around 4:14 a.m., a truck loaded with building materials, which had been parked in the station’s yard, mysteriously disappeared right under the nose of the police.

Sources indicate that police investigations led to a man who confessed to selling the stolen lumber but denied stealing the truck. Instead, he claimed that his stepfather, a known offender, had stolen the truck and given it to him to sell the building materials. Initially, the truck had been concealed in a wooded area.

However, before the Ottos man could retrieve the vehicle and sell the items, the police intercepted it and brought it to the Langfords Police Station compound.

According to the source, the Ottos man alleges that he enlisted the help of a police officer to steal the truck and paid him $5,000 for his assistance.

Reportedly, the suspect has refused to disclose the officer’s identity to investigators and is currently serving a seven-month prison sentence for his role in the incident.

Earlier reports had mentioned that the police had seized the truck, which contained tools and lumber.

It was suspected to be linked to a reported theft of building materials from a construction site.

A few days later, an on-duty police constable claimed to have heard the truck being driven in the early morning while he was in the bathroom.

He asserted that he immediately pursued the vehicle and searched the vicinity but could not locate the truck, which had turned onto Friars Hill Road.

Later reports indicated that, during the truck’s escape, a piece of lumber fell from it and struck a resident of Marble Hill who was walking along the road.

The driver did not stop and continued on his way. Subsequently, a complaint was filed at the Langfords Police Station.

The truck was eventually discovered by members of the Special Services Unit, concealed in bushes in Bolans, on the same Saturday night, August 26, but all the building materials had been removed.

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