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Convicted felon caught driving stolen tow truck

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Following his latest release from state prison last year, Weber, 28, was placed on felony probation until November 2012. Following his latest release from state prison last year, Weber, 28, was placed on felony probation until November 2012.
LAKELAND (FOX 13) -

A convicted felon with a long list of prior arrests is in trouble with law enforcement again.

Aaron Michael Weber was arrested by Lakeland Police Friday morning on a variety of charges including grand theft auto and dealing in stolen property.

He is being held without bond at the Polk County Jail.

According to a Lakeland Police Department report an officer was dispatched to Snowbird Ave. in response to a suspicious person call.

A tipster called to report seeing Weber – who was wanted on burglary and grand theft charges from a previous incident. He was located and taken into custody just after 10 AM.

At the time of his arrest Weber, 28, was driving a blue 2000 International roll back tow truck. The vehicle had a black pick-up truck and a couple of dumpsters filled with various vehicle parts on the flat bed. 

Investigators say the plate on the tow truck did not match up with the vehicle the database had assigned.

The vehicle identification number had also been removed from the tow truck as well as from the pick-up truck on the bed. A preliminary investigation revealed the tow truck was reported stolen on April 29th from Jimmy's Auto Clinic on US Highway 92 in Lakeland.

The pick-up truck was reported stolen from a location in Highland City on April 8th.

Detectives say the dumpsters on the bed of the truck contained vehicle parts from a vehicle that was recently reported stolen in Winter Haven.

Weber, who has an arrest record in Polk County that goes back more than two decades, was also found to be in possession of 8.4 grams of methamphetamine.

The arrest report states Weber was using the stolen tow truck to steal other vehicles. He would then strip them for parts and scrap them.

At the time of this arrest Weber was already on probation for burglary and grand theft charges. The suspect has served three stints in the state prison system for convictions out of Polk County.

 

 

 

 

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