Granite City, IL - Officer Stops Behind Van - Someone Jumped Into His Running Unmarked - Hits And Injures Officer - Both Vehicles Leave - Police Car Found In St. Louis - Firearms Missing

December 30, 2015

stlouis.cbslocal.com

St. Louis County Police have recovered that stolen, unmarked Granite City police car.

The vehicle was found in the 4600 block of Wallington Court at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Authorities say some things were recovered, but they stress that firearms and police equipment are still missing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Granite City police at 618-877-6111.

Our previous reporting is as follows:

Granite City Police are looking for one of their administration cars. It was stolen Monday evening at a stoplight.

The officer, driving an unmarked 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid, got out of the car to check on a driver in a van that hadn’t moved once the light turned green. The Fusion started backing up, then lurched forward, knocking the officer to the ground. Both the car and the van then turned right to head north on Route 3.

Several of the officer’s belongings, including guns, were inside the car. It was tracked to the downtown St. Louis area before the signal was lost. The car is silver with no police lights or markings on it with Illinois plates B372394.

The officer was treated for minor injuries.