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Published: Sunday, 3/29/2009

Seized-vehicle auction garners $134,950 for police, Toledo

Toledo police collected $134,950 Saturday in the department's first auction of abandoned and forfeited vehicles in 2009. The auction block featured 105 vehicles, of which 16 were forfeited.

The forfeited vehicles included a 1997 Harley-Davidson motorcycle that sold for $8,500 and a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette that fetched $5,700. The abandoned vehicles included a 2003 Dodge Dakota ($4,350) and a 1993 Dodge Caravan ($200).

The $38,700 collected from the sale of forfeited vehicles will go to the police law enforcement trust fund. The $96,250 from the sale of abandoned vehicles will go to the city's general fund.

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