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Ferris traffic stop results in arrest

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BETHANY BERRY

The Ellis County Press

FERRIS - A routine traffic stop led Ferris Police Officers to solving a case of a stolen vehicle and suspects related to a Fort Worth burglary.

Officer Larell Tolbert stop-ped the driver of a 2007 Honda for failing to signal for a left turn onto Wood Street from Avenue A, July 15.

After discovering the vehicle had been registered as stolen in the National Crime Information Center database, Tolbert arrested the 17-year-old Mesquite resident, who was in town visiting relatives.

During a July 16 investigation, Sgt. Sam Love learned the 17-year-old and his father were fraud victims where a Fort Worth woman sold them the vehicle for $4500. They were also making subsequent payments.

The 17-year-old met the woman on the social network Facebook.

Love arranged with the Texas Department of Public Safety Motor Vehicle Theft Unity to coordinate a sting operation.

The DPS Investigator followed the 17-year-old and his father to a pre-arranged meeting with the suspect who sold them the vehicle.

The woman was arrested and led DPS to two males who were also arrested for committing the burglary and vehicle theft.

Ferris Police Department held information until the sting operation was complete. The names of the two other suspects are not available.

The Ferris Police Department urges residents to increase awareness when it comes to internet use.


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