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Truck stolen from school


One of the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s trucks was stolen last Tuesday and recovered a few hours later at Crescent Bay.

A school employee, Dean McPherson, was working on the roof at Center School and looked down to see his truck being driven away by an unidentified man.

McPherson immediately called police, who combed the area but were unable to locate the truck.

McPherson said when he looked down, the suspect appeared to be changing his shirt and then took off, heading east on SR-174.

The truck had recently been filled with gas, so officers traveled several miles toward Wilbur hoping to pick up the trail of the truck.

Later the same day, Multi-Agency Communications Center dispatch received a call that the truck had been ditched at Crescent Bay on Lake Roosevelt.

Officer Chris McClanahan and Police Chief John Tufts arrived at Crescent Bay and found the truck had been driven up on some rocks, then abandoned. The truck was towed off the rocks and driven away by McPherson.

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