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


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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