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Stolen LMPD cruiser recovered, weapons still 'outstanding'

The cruiser was stolen sometime Monday, December 27 from the First Division. It was recovered Wednesday, but the weapons were not inside.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A stolen Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) cruiser has been recovered, according to a release from the department.

LMPD said someone took the vehicle Monday from the First Division parking lot at 416 N 29th Street. Spokesperson Aaron Ellis said the cruiser was recovered on Wednesday.

The vehicle had weapons inside when it was stolen, but Ellis said the weapons were not inside when officers secured the cruiser.

It is unclear where the vehicle was found or how the department recovered it.

Ellis said the cruiser will be processed by crime scene investigators and police will not release any additional information at this time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call 574-LMPD (5673) or use their online portal to send tips.

If you are getting pulled over, follow these tips:

Ellis said if you're unsure if someone behind you is a police officer--you should call 911. Tell the dispatcher there is a vehicle behind you and you are not sure if they are a police officer.

You can also request another police car come to your location, and ask to see official identification.

During a traffic stop at night, drivers are advised to pull over in a safe and well-lit location.

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