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Hot items on the auction block

When a woman went to a local auction house Thursday, she found what she was looking for.  She found items that had been stolen from her storage shed.

Det. Mike Kurtz said when police were called, the two men who had brought the stuff to the business to be auctioned off were still there.

Kurtz said initially the two suspects said they got all of the items from going to garage sales but when interviewed by police, both admitted to taking items from storage units. They said they “took” the items but both were insistent that they didn’t “steal” them.

Kurtz said they know who owns some of the items but not all. He encourages people to again check their storage units to see if they have had a break-in within the last week.

Anyone discovering that items are missing should call Central Dispatch at 431-3131 or the Park Hills department at 431-3122. Individuals should be able to provide a detailed description of what is missing.

The two suspects are both from Park Hills. Kurtz said they will be seeking charges against both. A third man was questioned in connection with the thefts but has not been arrested and will not be charged at this point.

Kurtz said the auction house was very cooperative in the investigation. Police officers who worked on the case include Officers Frank Counts, Fabian McRaven, Jim Nicholson, and Cpl. Tony Remshardt.

Teresa Ressel is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-431-2010, ext. 179 or at

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