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Police recover stolen donut van

Jason M. Bauer. Photo Source: West Frankfort Police Department. Jason M. Bauer. Photo Source: West Frankfort Police Department.

WEST FRANKFORT, IL (KFVS) - West Frankfort, Illinois police got their man this morning. It was just after midnight Friday when someone reported a Dixie Cream Donut van had just been stolen.

Police say the van was already loaded with donuts and was last seen being driven west on Oak St. In West Frankfort.

It didn't take long for police to find the donut truck parked in the rear of the Gray Plaza Motel at 1010 W. Main St.

Police saw a man running from the van and going into a nearby wooded area. Police gave chase and captured him a short distance into the woods.

Police had identified the man as Jason M. Bauer, 23 years of age from West Frankfort. When Bauer was arrested, police found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Bauer was charged with motor vehicle theft, possession of cannabis and possession of drug paraphernalia and put behind bars in the Franklin County Jail.

According to police, the van and its contents were returned to Dixie Cream Donuts.

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