$600,000 In Stolen Travel Trailers Recovered In Linwood

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600,000 have been recovered from Linwood, Michigan State Police detectives from the Tri-City Post report. The case began when investigators from the Lagrange County Sheriff’s Office, in Lagrange, Indiana, asked troopers to help locate and recover the stolen travel trailers after several RV manufacturers in their area reported thefts of new trailers from their facilities. Some of the stolen units were re-tagged with bogus vehicle identification numbers and were sold to unsuspecting businesses in other states, including Michigan. The suspects also provided fraudulent supporting documentation to further legitimize the criminal enterprise, a media release states.

Lagrange detectives tracked multiple stolen campers to Huron Trails Auto Sales in Linwood. In total, 17 travel trailers were recovered. Models included both fifth wheel and standard pull behind models, ranging in lengths from 25 to 43 feet. Huron Trails Auto Sales cooperated fully with the investigation and is considered a victim in the case. The travel trailers were towed to the Tri-City Post. Once there, investigators specializing in stolen vehicle recovery and identification worked with the manufacturer to identify the VIN through the factory build documentation.

With President Obama in the White House, I would recommend requesting tours at least a year in advance! There is a White House Visitor Center that we visited. We spent about 45 minutes there. There are some nice exhibits, the adults enjoyed them, the girls did not. There is an area in the center that has activities for children (puzzles, coloring pages, etc.) Then it is a short walk to the White House for a photo op outside. We did secure a very easy tour of the Capitol through our Senators office.

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