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German American Fest stolen items returned

Chicago's Euro Express receives most equipment back from police

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    Oregon, Ohio Det. Ryan Spangler, left, helps Tony Aringer load band instruments into a moving van at the Oregon police station

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    John Gunther secures band instruments into a van at the Oregon police station in Oregon, Ohio. His band Euro Express had its equipment stolen at the German American fest and he received most of it back today.

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Oregon, Ohio Det. Ryan Spangler, left, helps Tony Aringer load band instruments into a moving van at the Oregon police station

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John Gunther secures band instruments into a van at the Oregon police station in Oregon, Ohio. His band Euro Express had its equipment stolen at the German American fest and he received most of it back today.

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A warrant was filed today against an East Toledo man whom police said had a band’s stolen musical instruments.

Jason Cook, 43, of 447 Nevada St. is wanted on three first-degree misdemeanor charges for receiving stolen property after an anonymous tip led Oregon police to his residence, where police recovered a stash of musical instruments owned by members of a Chicago band that played at the German-American Festival.

The Euro Express Band awoke Aug. 25 to discover their trailer, parked outside the Comfort Inn, 2930 Navarre Ave. in Oregon, had been forced open and their instruments stolen.

Oregon police recovered the items, which included drums, accordion, guitar, and amplifiers valued at nearly $14,000, on Friday.

Drummer John Gunther traveled to the Oregon police station today from Chicago to bring back the band’s stolen instruments.

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