Burglary/Thefts: Vehicle recovered after being stolen from driveway

Talbot Fisher
For The Register-Mail

GALESBURG — A motor vehicle was reportedly recovered after being stolen from a driveway in southeastern Galesburg Sunday morning.

Officers were called to a residence in the 400 block of Day Street at 9:44 a.m., where they were told that a green, 1995 Ford Explorer had last been seen in the driveway at about 10:30 p.m. the night before. The victim also explained that the spare keys to the vehicle were missing from his home. The vehicle was placed into LEADS as stolen.

At 11:20 a.m. the same morning, police were notified by the vehicle’s owner that it had been located in a backyard in the 300 block of Ohio Avenue.

Officers made contact with the resident of the Ohio Avenue address, who seemed to be surprised that a vehicle was in his backyard, which could be accessed by an alleyway.

The keys were found in the ignition and the vehicle was returned to its rightful owner.

Police continue to investigate the theft.

Vehicle with keys left inside reported stolen

A vehicle was reportedly stolen from in front of a northeastern Galesburg residence Friday morning, and was recovered the next day.

Officers were called to the residence at 7:43 a.m. in the 200 block of North Whitesboro Street where the victim explained her black, 2016 Jeep Cherokee had been last seen parked in front of the home at about 11 p.m. the night before. She advised the key had been left inside the vehicle.

The vehicle was placed into LEADS as stolen.

On Sunday, the vehicle was recovered by the Knox County Sheriff’s Department. The report does not state the location where the vehicle was found, but notes it was abandoned with no keys. There was minor damage to the rear bumper, with the rear license plate apparently removed and stolen.

The vehicle was towed and the owner notified.