Friday, January 11, 2019



Stolen Poughkeepsie DPW truck found in Deep South

POUGHKEEPSIE – A stolen truck belonging to the City of Poughkeepsie has been located more than 1,200 miles from the city hall loading dock where it was stolen on December 5.  At the time of the theft, surveillance video helped make Robert Warren, 55, a person of interest in the case.

The 2005 Chevrolet pickup belonging to the city's Department of Public Works is in the impound yard of the Mobile, Alabama Police Department. 

Poughkeepsie Police Chief Tom Pape said his department received a call from the Mobile PD on Wednesday to confirm that the impounded truck was owned by Poughkeepsie.

“Apparently the truck was involved in a number of crimes down in the Mobile, Alabama area, so the truck is being held down there pending further investigation for them,” Pape said.

When asked if the thief had removed the City of Poughkeepsie seal from the doors of the truck, Pape said "I would kind of hope that the bad guy did but I don't know."   

It has yet to be determined if the person of interest was with the truck at the time it was seized.


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