HANNIBAL, Mo. — All seven vehicles that the Hannibal Police Department reported stolen since Friday night have been recovered.
Officers with the Hannibal Police Department received information at 1:55 p.m. Monday that one of the stolen vehicles from Hannibal had been abandoned at the Meadows Camp Ground in Ralls County. A witness saw the occupants of the stolen vehicle leave in a blue Chevrolet Traverse.
The Northeast Emergency Communications Center quickly provided surrounding agencies with the information. A deputy with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department saw the blue Traverse near the intersection of Broadway and Main in Hannibal and conducted a traffic stop.
Officers quickly responded to the area and located the vehicle with five juvenile occupants. The juveniles were taken into custody without incident. After a search of the blue Traverse, two sets of keys and a handgun was recovered. The keys matched two previously reported stolen vehicles. Every vehicle that had been reported stolen has been recovered.
Jacob Nacke, chief of the Hannibal Police Department, said earlier this week that six vehicles were stolen in Hannibal and one was stolen in Marion County.
“The level of cooperation on this case was amazing,” Nacke said in a press release. “Both the Marion and Ralls County sheriff’s departments, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and NECOMM were instrumental in helping make these arrests. Information was quickly disseminated and surrounding agencies began actively looking for the suspect vehicle which was subsequently located by a Marion County Deputy. I cannot thank our partners enough for the assistance they provide on a daily basis.”
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