A stolen SUV was found crushed at area scrap yard

Last updated: September 25. 2013 9:07PM - 1761 Views
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WYOMING — State police at Wyoming are searching for a man they suspect stole a 2006 Ford Explorer that was found crushed at a scrap yard.

An arrest warrant was issued Wednesday for Donald Mosley, 43, with known addresses as 2737 Hillcrest Road, Bear Creek Township, and 57 Mill St., Wilkes-Barre, charging him with receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and dealing in proceeds of unclaimed property.

According to the criminal complaint:

The Ford SUV was reported stolen by George Moses to the Wilkes-Barre Police Department on Sept. 9. It was taken from the area of 115 S. Main St.

A witness on Sept. 11 reported seeing Andrew Chewey, 29, of West Poplar Street, Plymouth Township, driving the Ford in West Nanticoke, who said he got it from Mosley about three weeks ago. He stated Mosley took to to a scrap yard behind ABC Scrap Metal in Hunlock Township.

State police searched General Metals and Auto Parts Recycling behind the scrap yard and found the crushed Ford among other vehicles that had been crushed. General Metals owner Jason Tricarico told police he did not know how the Ford ended up on his property, the complaint says.

Douglas Johnson, an employee at General Metals, identified Mosely as the person who dropped off the Ford. General Metals accepted it without the title, state police said.

Court records say Mosley is serving a one-year probation sentence that was imposed by Luzerne County Judge David Lupas on Nov. 19, 2012 for retail theft and theft by deception.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Mosley is asked to call Trooper John McGeary at 570-697-2000.

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