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Stolen truck recovered in Hillsboro

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A pair of pickup trucks were stolen Sunday just north of Marion, but one was quickly recovered.

A metallic blue 2012 Chevrolet Silverado and a gray 2002 GMC Sierra, both ½ ton 4x4s, belonging to Jon Thole were stolen sometime between late afternoon and 11 p.m., said Wilma Mueller, investigator for Marion County Sheriff’s Department.

The Chevrolet was equipped with OnStar, which can assist with recovery of stolen vehicles. OnStar was notified that the truck had been stolen, and it was located and recovered about early Monday in Hillsboro, Mueller said. The GMC remained missing.

Mueller said there are a couple of leads on the case. The thefts may be connected to the Wichita area, because a Jeep Liberty reported stolen from Park City was found near Thole’s home shortly after the thefts were discovered.

There is no indication whether the thefts happened simultaneously or separately, but Mueller said it would be a very surprising coincidence if they were stolen separately.

Last modified Aug. 15, 2012