Stolen vehicle recovered in Punxsutawney

Staff Reports

Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police recovered a stolen vehicle from Illinois while it was stopped during a traffic stop at 11:40 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Pine Street and North Gilpin Street in Punxsutawney.

According to police, the incident occurred as they conducted a traffic stop on the suspected stolen vehicle.

Police said it was determined that the vehicle โ€” a black Ford F-150 โ€” was stolen from the state of Illinois.

According to police, the accused, Edward Andrew Karklis, 46, of Punxsutawney, allegedly was the operator of the vehicle at the time of the stop.

Karklis was subsequently placed under arrest for receiving stolen property and related traffic offenses.