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CHP recovers stolen truck loaded with $250K worth of merchandise


A California man is facing multiple felony charges after troopers caught him behind the wheel of a stolen truck this week.

The arrest occurred shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, December 19, 2021 in Fairfield, California.

Officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) spotted a stolen Freightliner traveling on westbound I-80 at Travis Boulevard.

CHP conducted a felony traffic stop on the stolen vehicle at the Cordelia Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility.

The driver of the truck, California resident Ronald Edward Stevens, 30, was arrested without incident.

The CHP’s Golden Gate Division Cargo Theft Interdiction Program (CTIP) was called in to assist in the investigation.

Items found in the recovered trailer include bulk freight items, various wines and other alcohol, Columbia brand clothing and merchandise, and other heavy-duty equipment.

The estimated value of the stolen goods is over $250,000.

Stevens has been booked into the Solano County Jail on multiple felony charges.

“The CHP has taken an active role in the interdiction and prevention of cargo theft since 1993, with the creation of CTIP. Investigators from CTIP work in collaboration with the Organized Retail Crime Task Force and local law enforcement agencies to recover stolen cargo and follow up on leads to combat theft,” CHP’s Solano Division said in a news release.


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