A Middlebury resident of Whittemore Road near Shadduck Road reported that his 2008 Red Chevy Truck was missing from his driveway around 7 a.m. Thursday morning and that the vehicle was most likely stolen overnight.
The vehicle is actually owned by Hocon Fuel of 20 Railroad Hill Street in Waterbury. The victim's personal vehicle had also been rifled through.
A few hours later a person walking the Bridle Trail off of Shadduck Road in Middlebury noticed a white pickup truck stuck along the side of the trail. When police investigated further, it was discovered that it was a 1994 Chevy pickup truck owned by Scott's Swimming Pools located on Washington Road in Woodbury. The truck was reported stolen from Torrington earlier that morning.
Middlebury police are theorizing that the perpetrator(s) most likely got the white pickup truck stuck and abandoned the vehicle, according to acting Chief Richard Wildman, before walking down Shadduck Road and onto Whittemore Road to steal the red pickup.
Middlebury police officer Kathy Blick is investigating both incidents.
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