Police: Car parts thief leaves behind big clue

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(FENTON, Mo., AP) — Police have a suspected car parts thief in custody, thanks largely, they say, to evidence left behind by the thief himself.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1N8WRWD ) reports that someone stole wheels and hubcaps valued at nearly $10,000 from Jim Butler Chevrolet in Fenton in March. Surveillance images showed a truck used on one of the thefts.
Authorities found the truck, and inside it was a piece of mail addressed to 58-year-old Marvin Young. The mail led to the arrest of Young and 52-year-old Milliard Carpenter.
Both were charged earlier this month with felony stealing. Both are jailed on $20,000 bond.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com