Payson Community Kids director Marcy Rogers noticed her church's bumper sticker on the back end of a red Honda Civic parked across from the Carpenter's Wife about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. She recognized the group's vehicle, and she called the police.
Officers Joni Varga and Chris Harold dusted for prints, and Rogers was able to drive the car home. She said she plans to buy an anti-theft device for the vehicle.
"I'm so happy, I am thrilled," she said. "They just broke the glove box, and it's missing half a tank of gas. They must have had it out in the forest, because it is really dirty; otherwise, there is no other damage."
"Honda Civics are vehicles that are targeted for theft statewide. But we haven't had a major problem in our community with that specific vehicle," Commander Don Engler of the Payson Police Department said.
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