The Idaho County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two stolen trucks.
Lawrence Lyons of Kooskia reported returning home the evening of May 15 to find his brown/tan 1997 Ford F350 diesel truck stolen from his shop. He further reported a gold Ford Ranger had been left at his home on Smith Creek Road
Lyons noted that his missing truck had about $400 worth of fuel in it as it had two white slip tanks with diesel. The truck also had a tool box with an estimated $1,000 worth of tools.
A friend contacted Lyons and told him he had seen the truck near the town of Greer being driven by a white male.
Through a records check, the Ford Ranger was stolen out of Washington. During a search of the vehicle, a Stihl 024 AV chainsaw was found in the bed, a GPS on the floor, a damaged Samsung cell phone behind the driver’s seat, a 2018 graduation gift card and 1.9 grams of marijuana. Fingerprints were taken from the vehicle. A note was also found in the glovebox saying something to the effect of “the school taught me to be a government spy.”
The owner of the vehicle was contacted and said none of the items found belonged to him except the GPS as it was in the truck at the time it was stolen. He did not know anything about the spy note.