Woman Surprised When Police Find A Stolen Van In Her Back Yard

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 22:23
Location: 13300 Hearn
Offense: Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle (Penal Code Section 31.07) State Jail Felony
Case Number: 1701110024

Corpus Christi Police recovered a stolen van in the back yard of a home located on the 13300 block of Hearn Road after a neighbor saw the van on the news and called Police.

Corpus Christi Police received a call at 10:23pm from a person who said they saw the van presented on the news as a Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers Crime of the Week which the person recognized as in the back yard of their neighbor’s house. Officers met a 30 year old woman at the home and found a van in the back yard which was the stolen vehicle reported on the news. Officers saw the ignition to the van was broken and the van was empty of the contents.

The van was the property of an electric repair company which was reported stolen from an apartment complex located at 5445 Alameda on January 11th. Corpus Christi Crime Stoppers featured the van as a Crime of the Week because of its unique, identifying marks and the contents of tools housed in the van at the time the vehicle was stolen.

Officers impounded the van and identified the residents of the home in which the vehicle was found. No arrests were made as Detectives gather more information to specifically identify a person responsible for the theft.

Detectives would still like any information from the public about this case and if you have any more information to provide, call the Corpus Christi Police Auto Theft Task Force at 886-2600.