Vehicles stolen from school

CAMP VERDE - Respect for public property is taking a hit at school.

The Camp Verde Marshal's Office continues to investigate the theft of vehicles from the Camp Verde Unified School District. These were not student cars - they belonged to the district itself.

The vehicles were reported missing April 27, apparently driven right out of the bus barn lot on Apache Trail. Transportation Director Stacey Barker said a 1999 Chevy Lumina and a 2004 GMC van were gone, along with 58 gallons of fuel and the lock on the gas pump.

One of the vehicles, Barker said, had even been parked with a flat, so the perpetrators apparently took the time to refill the tire.

Both vehicles are white with the blue Camp Verde Cowboys logo on both doors. At least they were at the time they went missing.

The bus barn had been targeted a week earlier when someone broke windows in a bus to the tune of $2,000. This time, the grand theft auto (and gas) is valued at more than $20,000, according to the Marshal's Office.

Barker said similar shoeprints were left at both crime scenes.

If you have any information that will help in the investigation, call the Marshal's Office at (928) 567-6621 or Silent Witness at (800) 932-3232.

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