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Posted January 14, 2011 EST

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Stolen Fire Truck Recovered In Texas
Swift action by the Citizens on Patrol and S.P.P.D Tuesday led authorities to the Seven Points fire truck stolen that morning. Between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, January 4, an unidentified man entered the brush truck at the Seven Points Sub Fire Station on Jess Hinton Road and drove off.

By that afternoon the truck was located in a field off Pritchett Lane, only a couple of miles from the fire station.

The Citizens on Patrol and the Seven Points Department of Safety's swift response allowed the stolen fire truck to be located quickly, said Fire Chief Joe Dobbs in a prepared statement.

There was nothing missing off the truck, but the department will have to pay to have the locks replaced, according to Deputy Fire Chief A. J. Kirksey.

The locks are about $100 each and are being replaced with push button remote locks, Kirksey said.

Authorities have evidence gathered from the truck and the scene along with witness descriptions of the suspect.

The fingerprint that was lifted from the fire truck will be back in three to four weeks from the Department of Public Safety lab, Seven Points Police Chief Curt Koger.

"We are confident with the evidence collected that the suspect or suspects will be swiftly apprehended and brought to justice," Dobbs prepared statement said.

Written by Cedar Creek Pilot

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