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Quincy garbage truck stolen, found in Ewing, Missouri

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Stolen garbage truck returned to Quincy Central Services.

QUINCY (WGEM) -- A Quincy Central Services garbage truck was stolen over the weekend and discovered in Ewing, Missouri, Tuesday morning according to Mayor Mike Troup.

Troup said the garbage truck was being used for cleanup at the fire training facility on North 18th Street in Quincy.

Troup added the truck was left there overnight, and was stolen sometime over the weekend.

Troup said the city became aware of the stolen garbage truck at 7 a.m. Tuesday when Quincy Central Service crews needed the truck and noticed it wasn't there. Troup said it's one of the city's backup trucks.

Quincy Police Deputy Chief Shannon Pilkington said they located the truck quickly due to a built-in tracking device.

Pilkington said the garbage truck was found at an old gas station in Ewing.

According to Pilkington, they then sent investigators to Ewing to recover the garbage and process fingerprints, DNA, and other evidence left in the vehicle.

Pilkington added, investigators are looking for anyone who might have seen the stolen truck to call the Quincy Police's non-emergency number at 217-228-4480.

"We're looking for photographic video or anybody who may have seen this truck. It should stand out, it says City of Quincy on the side of being a garbage truck especially in Missouri. So there has to be some witnesses to this," Pilkington said.

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