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8:37 PM Fri, Sept. 21st

Officers recover stolen truck in Spring Valley, charge two men

Prescott police booked Joshua R. Harrington, 18, and Aaron Greene into the Yavapai County Jail March 3 on charges of motor vehicle theft after officers found them in a truck stolen in Prescott.

At 10:57 a.m., an officer spoke with a man who told him his truck was stolen from an alley in the 100 block of North Summit Avenue after he left his keys on the console and walked into a friend's shop to talk for about 10 minutes, said Lt. Tim Fletcher, spokesman for the Prescott Police Department. "When the man came back, his truck was gone, along with two firearms he kept in the vehicle," Fletcher said.

As the man talked with the officer, a friend who worked for Rapid Tow Company called the man and told him he saw his truck eastbound on Highway 69 and described the two men inside, Fletcher said.

The officer asked dispatch to call the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office and DPS and a DPS officer later found the car stopped at a Texaco station in Spring Valley with two men inside, according to the police report.

Prescott police detectives interviewed the suspects, found a paper in Greene's pocket with a phone number on it and later learned the suspects had sold the gun to this person before they were caught in Spring Valley, according to the police report.

"One gun was recovered in the vehicle and the other gun was sold to a person in Mayer who did not know it was stolen," said Fletcher, noting that the truck and the guns were later returned to their rightful owner.