After squatters allegedly stole appliances from a Denison residence, police recovered the items within 24 hours of the theft report Tuesday.


The property manager of a residence in the 100 block of East Prospect Street reported to police that a refrigerator, a dishwasher, a stove and a washer and dryer were missing from the residence. According to the Denison Police report, the complainant told police that the appliances were found missing after squatters were evicted from the residence, which was vacant after the former tenant died.


Police began an investigation, and the report states “information was obtained that led to the recovery of the stolen appliances.” Denison Police Lt. Mike Eppler did not specify what that information was, but he said the appliances were recovered within 24 hours.


“When the investigation information was received and followed up on, the appliances were recovered and also delivered by detectives back to the victim,” Eppler said.


The report states Denison Police Detectives Kyle Mackay and Darren Riddick delivered the appliances back to the complainant. Eppler said it is a little unusual that stolen property is recovered this quickly, but police “certainly love it when that happens.”