Stolen property recovered
by Chris Norwood
Dec 20, 2013 | 1230 views |  0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Talladega police are attempting to identify the rightful owners of several pieces of likely stolen property recovered in the past few days.

The first incident resulting in recovered property involved a car chase that began when a vehicle ran the stop sign at Washington and Grant streets, according to Police Chief Jason Busby. The chase ended at Talladega Downs, when the driver and passenger both bailed out.

The vehicle was subsequently impounded, and four car stereos were discovered inside the vehicle’s trunk. Busby said there was also a revolver in the front seat, some jewelry, small baggies, a set of digital scales and a bottle of gin inside the vehicle. A woman initially came forward to say the vehicle belonged to her, Busby said, but later withdrew the claim.

Officers also responded to a call on Naff Avenue Dec. 17, where suspects were found outdoors, allegedly burning the insulation off several pounds of copper wire.

“We’re still trying to trace the wire back to the source,” Busby said. As of Thursday afternoon, no arrests had been made in the case.

The same day, officers also responded to a call from a local pawn shop, where suspicious people attempted to pawn a large quantity of tools and other valuable items. The would-be sellers fled when the owners of the shop called police, according to Busby.

Investigators were still attempting to inventory all of the merchandise left at the pawn shop.

Anyone with information about any of this property should contact the Talladega Police Department at 256-362-4508 or call the anonymous tip line at 256-299-0011.

Contact Chris Norwood at cnorwood@dailyhome.com.