Seven vehicles, in various states of disrepair, were recovered in a sting conducted by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Among them was a gray Ford F-150 truck belonging to Idyllwild resident Shane Stewart.
Sgt. Doug Untener, of the Riverside Auto Theft Interdiction Detail, reported that Stewart’s truck, which had been stolen the night of Dec. 7, was recovered intact although others of the recovered vehicles were in the process of being stripped. “Mr. Stewart’s truck was in excellent shape from what I could see,” said Untener. He could not confirm whether or not Stewart’s laptop was also recovered. “It’s still an ongoing investigation. As far as I know the laptop is still outstanding.
“We’ve made one arrest so far and there may be additional arrests in the future,” said Untener. “This is an ongoing investigation.” He would not release details on the arrest.
Anyone with more information should contact Untener at 951-955-1700.