FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 15th, 2017
CONTACT: Public Information Officer, Det. Tony Stewart
St. Louis Man charged with multiple counts of Tampering 1st
On May 25th, 2017 Troy Police responded to J&D Auto Brokers, located at 719 Old Moscow Mills Rd, for a report of a stolen 2005 Ford F250 Super Duty pickup truck. Surveillance video showed a male subject entering the lot of the dealership and gain entry into the vehicle and leave the lot at approximately 5:30 am.
On June 14th, 2017 Troy Police again responded to J&D Auto Brokers, located at 719 Old Moscow Mills Rd, for a report of a stolen 2006 Ford F350 Super Duty stolen off the lot. Surveillance video showed a male subject entering the lot of the dealership and gain entry into the vehicle and leave the lot at approximately 2:56 am. On June 15th, 2017 this vehicle was recovered by St. Louis County PD in Valley Park. The vehicle was stripped of its wheels and tires, seats, center console, and dash console.
On July 19th, 2017 Troy Police received a call from St. Louis County Police advising they had recovered the 2005 Ford F250, the vehicle had been involved in two (2) criminal accidents. At the time of recovery, the vehicle was displaying license plates registered to Ryan B. Woods. In the vehicle St. Louis County Police located bank documentation, upon checking with the bank it was determined the documentation belonged to Woods. The bank also provided surveillance video of Woods driving the 2005 Ford F250. (Charges pending in St. Louis County).
On August 12th, 2017 the owner of J&D Auto Brokers advised he had located what he believed to be the tires/wheels (and 1.5 inch spacers) from the stolen/recovered white F350, on ‘craigslist’, under the posting name of ‘Jim’.
On August 14, 2017, Detectives with the Troy Police Department made contact with the telephone number listed on the Craigslist ad, they were provided an address in the Oakville neighborhood of St. Louis County. This address checks back to belonging to Woods. Upon arrival at Wood’s residence where after checking the DOT numbers on the tires he was selling, in fact match those provided by J&D Auto Brokers. In addition to the wheels/tires and spacers, while looking into the open garage door of this residence from the driveway and in plain sight, detective noticed a tan colored center console and tan leather/carpeted rear seat, matching the interior/seat that had been stripped from the above described F350.
On August 15th, 2017 Woods was charged with two (2) counts of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle 1st Degree. The honorable Judge Frawley set bond at $20,000 cash only, with other bond conditions.
All persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.