Ohio woman arrested after Bedford Police spot a stolen truck

BEDFORD – An Ohio woman was arrested after Bedford Police officers received information about a possible stolen red Dodge truck with an Ohio license plate traveling south on State Road 37 from Judah. 

Two Bedford Police officers were traveling west on 5th Street toward State Road 37 when they spotted the truck traveling east on 5th Street.

The officers made a U-turn and stopped the vehicle. 

Desirae Thomason

The female driver, 33-year-old Desirae Thomason, of Springfield, OH was detained. 

Thomason told police she didn’t steal the truck, she was just borrowing it and “possibly had it too long”.

In the truck, officers found multiple syringes, bottles of pills, and a baggie that contained crystal meth.

Thomason said none of those items belonged to her. She told the officers she was traveling back to Springfield, Ohio from Indianapolis where she had been staying for a few days.

Thomason was arrested on charges of auto theft, possession of meth. and unlawful possession of a syringe.

If you know something, say something. Send an email to drugactivity@lawrencecounty.in.gov or call the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office tip line at 812-545-4700. All calls are confidential.