Stolen antique car recovered


By SHERRI KOLADE
Times-Herald Newspapers

DEARBORN — Police officers recovered a stolen trailer carrying a 1930 Ford Model A Convertible in Detroit July 11.

After about two weeks of searching for the vehicle, Dearborn police surveillance officers recovered it and its trailer — valued at an estimated $30,000 — which were taken from the grounds of The Henry Ford, according to a city press release.

The trailer containing the classic Ford Roadster was found in an industrial area in Detroit near Mt. Elliot and Gratiot, after weeks of developing leads from residents and subsequent surveillance, according to the release.

Police are still looking for the stolen 2001 Ford F-250 truck with a California license plate that was used to tow the Model A.

Police Chief Ronald Haddad said the police officers’ hard work paid off.

“It was a pleasure for us to be able to call the car’s owner in California to let him know that his classic piece of Ford history was recovered by our Special Operations crew,” Haddad said in the press release. “Needless to say, he was elated. The hard work that our surveillance officers as well as our detectives put into this case cannot be overstated.”

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