Sheriff’s Office: Two Vehicles Stolen, One Recovered

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The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a pair of thefts that occurred over three days.

On February 17, the sheriff’s office said a Honda CR125 dirtbike was reported stolen from the yard of a residence on Old Main Street.

Two days later, an older model Green Polaris Ranger with homemade wooden doors was reported stolen from the yard of a residence on East Harrison Street in Milton.

On Tuesday, February 20, the sheriff’s office said the Polaris Ranger was recovered in Ottumwa. Lieutenant Jason Bell of the Ottumwa Police Department says the stolen vehicle was found at 7:30 AM on the 300 block of North Weller.

27-year-old Dallas Tapley of Ottumwa was arrested at the scene and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He was transported to the Wapello County Jail and later released.

The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office says additional charges are pending.

Ottumwa Radio News will keep you updated on this developing story.

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