Local mom's phone call leads to stolen goods and arrest of 3 teens
7:45 PM, Oct 1, 2013
11:13 PM, Oct 1, 2013
WARREN (WXYZ) -
Just two months after financing the purchase, Amanda Myers' 2002 Dodge Caravan was gone. It had been stolen from in front of her Warren home near Van Dyke and Eight Mile Road.
But Amanda didn't just call police. She called several pawn shops in the area in hopes that the thieves might try to sell her valuable camera equipment that she left in the van Monday night.
Amanda's phone calls paid off Tuesday morning. Around 11:00 a.m. Warren police called to say they recovered most of the camera equipment from a pawn shop that is just two blocks away from Amanda's home.
We're told employees of the pawn shop were already made aware of Amanda's stolen items and when some teenagers tried to sell the photography equipment, the employees stalled while they called Warren Police.
Warren police took two 19-year-old men and a 15-year-old into custody. All are facing a charge of Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property.
Amanda's van has not been located, but insurance is paying for a portion of a rental car.
The 2002 Dodge Caravan is red in color with a license plate of BPJ 3492. Amanda says she also put a WRIF Dave & Chuck The Freak bumper sticker on the rear of the van.
Anyone who might have information on the location of the van is urged to call their local police department.