2 stolen motorcycles, 4-wheeler found during routine patrol
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:57:51 GMT —
Two motorcycles, a 4-wheeler and various other items that were previously reported stolen were discovered during an APD officer's routine patrol near a storage facility.
On Aug. 30 at 9:30 a.m., APD officers were sent to 36 Western Plaza on a stolen trailer.
Upon arrival, officers spoke with the victim, who stated that he and his family were in the process of moving from Tennessee to California. He stated he was pulling an enclosed trailer loaded with their personal belongings along with two motorcycles, one being a Harley Davidson. When he awoke in the morning and was preparing to leave, he noticed the trailer was missing from his vehicle. Officers made the report and a broadcast was put out to all officers to be on the lookout for the trailer and motorcycles.
On Sept. 1 at approximately 10:20 p.m., APD officers on routine patrol were near Plains and Bell. They observed a man loading or removing items from a nearby storage facility. Due to the time of night and recent thefts from storage facilities, they stopped to identify the individual and make sure the storage unit was his and that he was not burglarizing it.
While they were talking to the individual, they observed a Harley Davidson motorcycle inside the storage unit that matched the description of the one stolen on Saturday.
Officers ran the tag number and it was in fact the missing motorcycle.
At that time, officers obtained and executed a search warrant on the storage unit.
Officers located another stolen motorcycle that was reported stolen on Aug. 14 and stolen Polaris 4-wheeler that was taken on Aug. 29.
There were numerous other items that were seized from the storage unit until it could be determined whether items were stolen or not.
Casey Douglas Brittain, 34, was arrested and charged with three counts of theft of property over $1,500 less than $20,000 and booked into the Potter County Correction Center.
This incident remains under investigation and additional charges are possible.