Alleged ‘Chop Shop’ Discovered After Columbus Truck Company Tracks Stolen Vehicle With GPS


UPDATED: Monday June 10, 2013 4:39 PM

The owner of an alleged “chop shop” in western Ohio said he is not guilty of taking apart stolen trucks.

Miami County deputies arrested 61-year-old Michael Nowak after finding several stolen trucks at his shop.

A Columbus truck company tracked one of their stolen trucks to the shop through an on-board GPS and then alerted deputies.

A law enforcement official told WHIO-TV in Dayton that when crews got on scene, they found a number of other stolen pieces of equipment.

The Columbus truck company valued the stolen truck at more than $56,000.

Deputies are working to determine where the stolen trucks came from and to find their owners.

More charges could be presented against Nowak as the investigation continues.

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