From: Hannibal Police Department
Date: September 19th, 2022
Contact: Chief Jacob Nacke
On Monday, September 19th, at approximately 1:55pm officers with the Hannibal Police Department received information that one of the stolen vehicles from Hannibal had been abandoned at the Meadows Camp Ground in Ralls County. A witness saw the occupants of the stolen vehicle leave in a blue Chevrolet Traverse. Northeast (MO) Emergency Communications Center, NECOMM, quickly provided surrounding agencies with the information. A Marion County Deputy saw the blue Traverse in the area of Broadway and Main and conducted a traffic stop. Officers quickly responded to the area and located the vehicle with five juvenile occupants. The juveniles were taken into custody without incident. Subsequent to the search of the blue Traverse two sets of keys and a handgun was recovered. The keys matched two previously reported stolen vehicles. Every vehicle that had been reported stolen has been recovered. “The level of cooperation on this case was amazing. Both the Marion and Ralls County Sheriff’s Departments, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and NECOMM were instrumental in helping make these arrests. Information was quickly disseminated and surrounding agencies began actively looking for the suspect vehicle which was subsequently located by a Marion County Deputy. I cannot thank our partners enough for the assistance they provide on a daily basis.” Chief Jacob Nacke.
Police Investigate Multiple Vehicle Thefts
The Hannibal Police Department is investigating numerous vehicle thefts in the last few days. Anyone with information regarding these thefts should contact the Hannibal Police Department Crime Tip Line at 573-221-0987 or visit our website at www.hannibalpd.com/citizens/crime-tips/.
The best way to prevent your vehicle from being stolen is to lock it, and remove the keys.
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