• Here’s a Happy Christmas Present

    In 1986, there were approximately 205,000 vehicles stolen in California. Many of those vehicles were recovered within the year, but some have never been located. A 1967 Mustang out of Salinas was one of those stolen nearly three decades ago.

    Recently California Highway Patrol’s Monterey Area VIN Inspector, Officer Christopher Menchen, was performing a VIN inspection on the vehicle. Though it was no longer in the DMV computer, he was able to connect it with the 1986 theft and locate the owner of the stolen Mustang.

    After 28 years, this Mustang is finally galloping home to its rightful owner.

    Linda Alsip was given the car back then by her late father. She had ordered personalized plates for it (LNDAZ67), prior to it being stolen and received them in the mail after the car was stolen. Remarkably, she has kept them all these years and is anxious to put them on the car.

    Linda has not seen the car yet but is scheduled to pick it up on Monday, December 22 at 9 a.m., at California Towing, 1080 Harkins Rd. in Salinas. She’ll be putting those personalized plates on it then.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on December 17, 2014

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log

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