Stolen vehicles recovered in Smith County


A stolen vehicle that was cut into pieces, burned and placed on a trailer was recovered on a property near Tyler State Park. 

Smith County Precinct 4 Constable Josh Joplin received information about suspicious activity at the property off Farm-to-Market Road 14 near the state park.   

Joplin and Deputy Constable Terry Brunk went to the property and found a burned and cut up 2003 Chevrolet Suburban and a 1994 Jackson 16-foot enclosed trailer.

The Department of Public Safety and the East Texas Auto Theft Task Force officers from Tyler were called to assist. They located vehicle identification numbers from the suburban and enclosed trailer.

The suburban was identified as a stolen vehicle from Whitehouse and the enclosed trailer stolen from Wood County, according to a news release from Joplin.

The thefts are still under investigation.


Crime and Breaking News Reporter

I started working at the Tyler Morning Telegraph in June 2016. I am a retired U.S. Air Force Sr. Master Sergeant. After a 21-year military career, in Security Forces, the military police of the Air Force, I went back to college and studied journalism.

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