A pickup that was reported stolen last week was recovered over the noon hour Monday when the father of its owner spotted someone driving the vehicle in the southeast part of Great Bend and called law enforcement.
The individual who called 911 around 12:20 p.m. then followed the 1995 Chevrolet S-10 pickup to Fifth and Pine St., and then to the alley behind the 400 block of Plum St.
Capt. Bob Robinson at the Great Bend Police Department said a male and female got out of the pickup at 405 Plum St. and fled. Thinking the suspects could be in the house at that address, police got permission from the owner to go inside, but it was empty.
Although there was some “radio chatter” about a possible shotgun, Robinson said the investigating officer in charge reported no sign of a weapon.
Officers continued to search for the suspects, who were reportedly seen around Eighth and Pine, but they were not found.
The pickup was turned over to the Barton County Sheriff’s Office, where the original theft case was filed last Wednesday. According to BCSO reports, the owner said it was taken from the Great Bend Redi-Mix Plant at 410 Washington Ave., sometime between Saturday, Sept. 15, and, Tuesday, Sept. 18.