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Police arrest car, bike thief
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City police have charged a Smithville man with theft after an officer allegedly pulled him over while he was driving a stolen vehicle.Police said John Thomas Mason, 18, was pulled over for a traffic offense when it was found that the vehicle he was driving had been stolen from Warren County.Sergeant Brad Tatrow reportedly saw Mason, driving a green Toyota Camry, make an illegal turn while not wearing a seatbelt. Tatrow allegedly stopped the vehicle and discovered that Mason had no license and no proof of insurance.A check of the car’s plates then reportedly revealed that the vehicle was stolen. Mason was placed under arrest for theft of property.An investigation into the matter by Detective Brandon Donnell also revealed that he had allegedly stolen a bicycle.A complaint taken by Officer Joey Myers reporting a stolen bicycle and other items, and calls to Captain Steven Leffew reporting that a man driving a Toyota Camry had been peddling a suspicious camera led to the alleged discovery of the stolen bike as well.A camera and gas card belonging to DeKalb EMA were reportedly found in the Camry Mason was driving.