A 1994 Dodge Ram pickup reported stolen Sunday was found Tuesday in rural Ottawa County where officials said it had been burned.
The auto theft is among several reported vehicles stolen from Miami residents in recent weeks.
The Dodge was parked in front of the owner's place of employment on North Main at approximately 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
According to the police report, the vehicle's owner left the location and returned at 4:15 p.m. to find his truck missing.
The vehicle was locked and the only set of keys to it was in the owner's pocket, according to the police report.
Monday, a G Street SE resident reported his 2002 Buick Century stolen.
The complainant told authorities that he parked his Buick in the garage at 7 p.m. on Sunday and it was missing when he went to get it at 6:30 a.m. the next day. The man told authorities that he does not lock the entry door to his garage, but someone had to use the automatic garage door opener to remove the car from the garage.
“The keys were in his wife's purse, which was also in the vehicle,” said reporting officer Kelly Johnson.
Authorities located the vehicle in Miami on Tuesday.
Several vehicles were reported stolen last week, including a motorcycle. All of them were recovered - most within blocks of the owner's residence.
Authorities remind residents to lock their vehicles and remove the keys to prevent quick and easy access.