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UPDATED: 8 arrested, 6 stolen vehicles found at suspected chop shop in Pierce County

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Aug. 29, 2011 at 11:50 am |
August 29, 2011 12:44 pm

UPDATED at 12:30 p.m.

Pierce County sheriff’s deputies have arrested eight people and recovered six stolen vehicles at a suspected chop shop on Canyon Road East.

One of the men arrested has been rushed to the hospital, Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said. Deputies suspect the man took a large amount of methamphetamine before or as they arrived.

Deputies noticed the man getting sick as they were transporting him to jail. They took him to the hospital instead.

“He’s in bad shape,” Troyer said.

Deputies initially went to the house in the 11900 block of Canyon Road East on Sunday night for a call. They noticed suspicious activity and contacted the county’s auto theft task force, Troyer said.

Investigators returned to the property shortly before 7 a.m. this morning.

They’ve recovered five stolen cars, a stolen motorcycle and a stolen gun,  Troyer said.

“We got a lot of stuff,” he said. “And we’re still working it.”

The investigation was continuing.

We will update this post when more information becomes available.

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