Local man arrested for Quincy truck theft
Last updated 7/24/2013 at 8:31am
A Quincy farmer, who had offered a $2,500 reward for information that would help him recover his stolen truck and trailer, could pick up his own reward after spotting them just outside Grand Coulee.
Kevin Weber, of Weber Farms in Quincy, a pilot, flew around the countryside Saturday in his private plane, trying to find his truck and trailer, which had been stolen sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.
He spotted them near Grand Coulee in Lincoln County and alerted the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Lincoln County deputies, assisted by Grant County deputies and Grand Coulee Police, found the stolen 1997 Peterbilt dump truck and Beall pup trailer, and also found a utility trailer stolen from Weber Farms, on property along SR 174, the highway to Wilbur.
Deputies suspect the owner of the property was attempting to dismantle and obscure the stolen vehicles from view, the release stated.
Deputies were aided in the search by Grand Coulee police.
While sheriff deputies were investigating the scene, Heeb drove up and was recognized by Grand Coulee officers as the suspect.
Heeb was taken to Lincoln County Jail on theft charges.