Canton Township Police were dispatched Aug. 14 to the , 40500 Michigan Ave., for a report of a vehicle theft, according to a police report.
At the motel, a man told police his company’s Ford F-350 truck, owned by Environmental Wood Solutions, had been stolen. The man told police he had parked his car the previous night and when he walked out at 5:50 a.m., the truck was missing. He told police the truck had a large toolbox covering the entire truck bed, the report said, containing “thousands of dollars” in tools. The man told police he would obtain serial numbers from his tools so officers can enter the information into police computer systems.
In the parking spot adjacent to where the work truck had been parked, police observed a black Ford Excursion with a punched-out lock and door left ajar, the report said.
The owner of the Excursion told police nothing had been taken from his car.
On Aug. 16, the man whose company truck had been stolen called police to say a Detroit resident called the company to report the truck had been sitting at St. Martins and Wyoming in Detroit. A company employee was dispatched to the location, and the vehicle was recovered on the street where the resident had instructed.
Police went to a work site in Van Buren Township later in the day to look over the truck and noticed damage to the ignition and to the exterior where the slide-out tool boxes were located. The man told police several tools were found to be missing, but he was able to provide serial numbers for several power tools. According to the report, police will search online for matches to the stolen tools.
Police closed the case, but will reopen it if any new leads are discovered or if any tools are recovered, the report said.
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