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SBI car stolen; police seek man who fled traffic stop

Posted February 13, 2009

— Garner police officers were searching Friday for a man who they believe ran from a traffic stop and stole a car assigned to a North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation employee.

Just before midnight Thursday, an officer pulled over an unidentified man for speeding. The man stopped the car on New Rand Road, got out and ran, according to police. The car the man was driving had been stolen, police said.

Ten minutes later, about a mile away, a logistics coordinator with the SBI reported that his government-issued car was stolen from his driveway. The license plate is PVW 3543.

Authorities are trying to find the man who ran from police and determine if he is responsible for stealing the SBI employee's car as well.

The unmarked SBI car is a four-door, white Oldsmobile that was made in either 2001 or 2002, police said. The car does not have antennas, tinted windows or tracking devices, police said.

Authorities said they do not have a good description of the man who got away.


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  • didisaythat Feb 13, 2009

    I see the usual LEO hatters are here. Nice to see ya'll again. Glad you are still so critical of the people that try and keep you safe.

  • retired and luv it Feb 13, 2009

    Wonder if he was a supervisor for Logistic and Support Section?

  • RonnieR Feb 13, 2009

    The only folks who take one home without paying the commuting fee, are public safety folks who are on call all the time and some, repair folks who are also on call that may take trucks with utility bodies on them.

  • ifcdirector Feb 13, 2009

    I wish I had a camera handy to take pictures of the places I have seen state government owned cars parked over the years. Would make a funny coffee table book if it weren't so sad that the government gives these people vehicles at our expense to take home with them.

  • SilverWolf Feb 13, 2009

    Hahahahahaha typical blunder by the cops made worse by a blunder by the SBI employee. I love it. What better press for law enforcement. A few less stops at Dunkin and possibly the unknown suspect may not have outrun the cops. hahahahahahaha

  • WHEEL Feb 13, 2009

    If the SBI has so many cars that they can't even keep track of the model year maybe they need fewer cars or better record keeping.

  • jse830fcnawa030klgmvnnaw+ Feb 13, 2009

    Was the SBI car's doors locked? If not, the employee is in big trouble...

  • Centurian Feb 13, 2009

    This was probably NOT a law enforcement car belonging to an Agent, but rather an SBI motor fleet car assigned to the "logistics coordinator" which is probably a civilian employee. However, stolen is stolen, either way.

  • JAT Feb 13, 2009

    Well, if my car was stolen, I doubt I'd know about it at midnight. Seems odd that it was reported stolen just 10 minutes after the guy fled from the cops. Maybe someone called the SBI guy and he went and looked in his driveway or something. I bet he didn't lock his car doors!

  • dxedame Feb 13, 2009

    Politically Honest NOT PC:
    I have the same security system you have! Got part of mine from Glock.