Oregon Man’s 1985 Corvette Stolen Twice in 24 Hours


Oregon Man's 1985 Corvette Stolen Twice in 24 Hours
file photo courtesy of CorvetteImages.com

An Oregon resident has one hot 1985 Corvette.

That’s according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office who recovered the early C4 Corvette after it was stolen the second time in 24 hours.

Late Saturday evening, the unidentified owner of the Corvette called police to report his 1985 Corvette had been stolen and he was able to identify the direction of travel. Deputies in neighboring Marion County found the Corvette on Sunday morning crashed in a ditch. The owner was contacted and when he arrived to pick up his Corvette, the deputies left the scene.

But the owner then left the Corvette to retrieve an unknown item that he had forgotten. When he returned, the Corvette was missing once again.

Sgt. Kevin Guilford of the Linn County Sheriff’s Office told the Albany Democrat-Herald that their office received a tip Sunday afternoon that the Corvette had been seen in the neighboring town of Lyons, Oregon. Deputies contacted Terry Trachsel who barricaded himself inside his trailer and claimed he would blow up the trailer if anyone tried to enter.

Police were able to talk him out eventually and he was taken to jail without further incident where he was booked for unauthorized used of a vehicle. The Corvette was once again returned to its owner.

Authorities have not said if Trachsel was considered a suspect in the original theft of the Corvette and the investigation is continuing.

Albany Democrat-Herald

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