Sunday, November 28, 2010

Stolen Goods Found in Bush

This story was published by The Ypsilanti Daily Press on Friday, November 28, 1930.

Thirteen tire casings never used, wrapped in paper as they come in shipment, were recovered by Police Officer Hehman Oltersdorf, Thursday afternoon in a field covered by brush, northwest of the Highland Cemetery.

The tires were noticed by a hunter who was setting traps in the field and he immediately notified police.

Patrolman Oltersdorf took the tires to the city jail and upon further investigation found that they were shipped to the Smith Tire Co. 502 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, by the Brunswich Tire Corp. Akron, Ohio.

A representative of the Smith Tire Co, appeared at the city hall this morning and identified them as taken at the time the shop was broken into and robbed nearly three weeks ago.

At that time 25 casings, 35 tubes and small automobile accessories were stolen. With the find of 13 casings Thursday, 18 have now been recovered and 30 tubes found.

According to Mr. Oltersdorf there were no tracks in or near the snow covering the field and it is believed the tries had been lying in the brush for days.

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