Silver 1985 Corvette stolen twice in 24 hours, returned to owner

Published: Monday, October 01, 2012, 3:25 PM     Updated: Monday, October 01, 2012, 3:35 PM

The Associated Press By The Associated Press

ALBANY — Linn County authorities say a silver 1985 Corvette was reported stolen twice within 24 hours, but the owner has it back.

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports the owner, who wasn’t identified, called sheriff’s deputies early Sunday to report it missing, and officers found it later in a ditch.

The owner came to retrieve the sports car and the deputies left. But, say the deputies, the owner also left to retrieve something he’d forgotten. When he returned, the Corvette was gone again.

Later Sunday, police arrested 45-year-old Terry Trachsel after a brief standoff at his trailer. He was accused of unauthorized use of the vehicle, which was returned.

The paper said the investigation wasn’t complete and it was not known if Trachsel was suspected as well of the first theft.

– The Associated Press

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