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Listing of Abandoned Vehicle Notifications from Lamar Police Department Report on July 19, 2017:

7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  11:33     1703519                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 600 block of South 2nd Street.

7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  11:44     1703520                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 300 East Pearl Street.

7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  11:48     1703522                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 500 block of South 4th Street.

7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  11:57     1703523                REAMY, COREY  -Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 200 block of West Oak Street.

7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  11:58     1703524                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 200 block of West Oak Street.

7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  12:06     1703528                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 800 block of West Olive Street.

7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  12:10     1703529                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 800 block of West Poplar Street.

7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  12:17     1703530                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 200 block of North 11th Street.

7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  12:38     1703531                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 200 block of East Park Street.

7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  12:40     1703532                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 200 block of East Park Street.

7/19/2017 12:00:00 AM  16:36     1703548                REAMY, COREY-                Officers marked an abandoned vehicle for tow in the 800 block of South 8th Street.

In just over an hour, Lamar’s Code Enforcement Officers came upon almost a dozen abandoned vehicles last Wednesday, July 19th.

Lamar Police Chief Kyle Miller, supplied the ordinance that pertains to the description of an abandoned vehicle and what happens if the notice is ignored.

‘Abandoned vehicle means any vehicle standing upon any portion of a highway right-of-way or public parking lot, or upon private property without the consent of the owner of such property, when there are grounds to believe that the owner of the vehicle intended to permanently abandon such vehicle at that location. In determining whether a vehicle is abandoned, such grounds are:

  1. The market value of the vehicle;
  2. The length of time the vehicle has been standing; and
  3. The location of such vehicle.

Any vehicle left standing on a highway right-of-way or public parking lot for more than seventy-two (72) hours shall be presumed to be abandoned.

Also if the vehicle does not have current registration or is obviously disabled, missing necessary parts to operate legally on the roadway including flat tires, it can be marked as abandoned.

The officers mark the vehicle for tow and generally give 72 hours for the vehicle to be brought into compliance with laws and ordinances and/or to be moved. The officers will work with individuals on the amount of time give if the owner needs more time.  If the vehicle is moved and/or brought into compliance with the laws and ordinances, there is no fee and our process is complete.’

If the vehicle is not moved, the vehicle is towed by the next tow company on our tow rotation. If the vehicle is towed by a tow company, then there is a fee.

 

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