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Gatesville wants stolen city truck, tools back

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Posted: Saturday, December 7, 2013 4:30 am

Gatesville wastewater Superintendent Fred Weaver said Friday he wants the city’s truck back.

The truck was stolen from an employee’s driveway in Belton on Wednesday night.

A statewide notice was issued to law enforcement agencies for its return, Weaver said.

The 2009 white F-250 Ford pickup truck with a city of Gatesville logo on the sides has exempt plates, he said.

The pickup had city tools, two chainsaws and two deer rifles in the truck when it was taken. The keys were inside.

The tools belonged to the city, but the remaining items, including the two deer rifles, were personal property of the employee who was “on call” for Gatesville’s water and sewer departments.

Because he was on call, the vehicle was parked at his Belton home.

Weaver said firearms were not supposed to be in the vehicle.

Disciplinary action was taken against the employee, but he still works for the city, Weaver said.

“We need that truck and tools. Anyone who sees it, please call it in,” Weaver said.

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