Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Elyria – A city of Elyria employee spotted a truck fire early Tuesday morning and called the Police. The truck was located on the access road along the tracks between South Abbe & Olive Street.

When Officers arrived the truck was fully involved. The witness was able to obtain a plate number before Officers arrived.

When Firefighters arrived they pulled an Engine up behind the truck and attempted to extinguish the blaze but this was a stubborn one. Once they thought the fire was out it sparked up again. After another blast of water Firefighters Police inspected the interior and found no body inside. Officers did locate markings on the truck door identifying the vehicle as 4011 from North Royalton.

The truck was then released to Mugs Elyria Auto Service and was taken to their yard.

Police then received a call from Gelco Corporation on Garden Street reporting the truck stolen. According to the owner the initial value of the truck was $15,000.00.

Firefighters were later called to Mugs after the truck caught fire again. It was quickly extinguished and didn’t spark up again.

The Elyria Police Department is investigating the theft and arson.



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