Missing van

Deputies have recovered two vehicles that were reported stolen over the past three weeks. 

According to a press release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, deputies, investigators and Sylvania Police Chief Darren Myers have been working together to find the two missing vehicles — one of which was a truck, the other a 15-passengar van.

The truck that went missing was from Sylvania Truss Company, and the other one is a 2007 Chevrolet van that was reported stolen from Chestnut Grove Church in Ider on Sept. 27. 

The truck from Sylvania Truss Company was noticed to be missing between Oct. 14-18, and according to the release, Myers received a tip of its whereabouts. Once Myers, deputies and investigators arrived at a residence on County Road 9053 in Hammondville, they recovered the truck. 

The theft of this truck is still being investigated, and so far no arrests have been made. Arrest warrants are expected in the near future, the release reads. 

The Chestnut Grove van was recovered in a cornfield on County Road 112 in Sylvania, according to the release. Apparently information from “a concerned citizen” was what led to that vehicle’s recovery. 

The release said the Jacksonville State University Center for Applied Forensics has been called in to process the van in search of any forensic evidence that could lead to a potential arrest in this case. 

DeKalb County Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson thanked deputies, local police and concerned citizens for helping assist in locating the vehicles. 

“The deputies, investigators and Sylvania Police Chief Darren Myers have been working together in a recovery effort of both of these vehicles, and they both have been recovered with the help of concerned citizen’s tips,” Edmondson said. “I want to thank Chief Myers, deputies and investigators for the long hours that they have put in to finding these vehicles.”

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