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Border Patrol agents recover stolen vehicle near Blythe
April 27, 2017
BLYTHE, Calif – On Tuesday, April 25, Blythe Station Border Patrol agents recovered a stolen vehicle and arrested the driver and passenger during a vehicle stop today. Agents patrolling near the Arizona/California border on Interstate 10 encountered a suspicious vehicle and requested a records check on the license plate. The report came back showing that the vehicle, a Toyota Tacoma, was reported stolen.
After stopping the vehicle, agents questioned the driver and passenger. Agents also verified that the vehicle’s identification number (VIN) matched the VIN of the stolen vehicle.
After arresting the driver and passenger, agents turned the case over to the Blythe Police Department.
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