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Police recover man's motorized scooter

Emil Whitis • Apr 26, 2013 at 12:43 AM

A disabled Sandusky man was reunited with his stolen scooter Thursday at the Sandusky Police Department.

“If you can’t walk, getting out on the porch is the best you can do,” said Leonard Mitchell, 59. “Now I can trawl around a bit and get some fresh air.”

Sandusky police have filed a charge of felony theft against Jon Peak, 29, of Sandusky, whose whereabouts remain unknown. He's also wanted on burglary charges, stemming from an East Adams Street break-in. Police say Peak borrowed Mitchell's motorized scooter on April 3 and never returned. Mitchell suffers from vascular disease.

Sandusky police Detective Gary Wichman used cell phone records to flesh out people who had been in contact with Peak, ultimately leading to the motorized scooter's location.

Wichman summed up the theft at the time: "This is pretty low."  

For the full story on how Wichman tracked down Mitchell's scooter, pick up Friday's Register or subscribe to the ePaper here.

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