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UPDATE: Stolen truck found; man arrested in North Las Vegas

Posted at 12:02 AM, Aug 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-08 23:26:39-04

UPDATE: A man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing David Rapp's truck.

It was a result of the community coming together to help after Rapp's daughter posted a picture of the stolen truck on the Next Door app. Another man recognized the stolen truck on local streets.
And then last Thursday, Rapp said he received a call from North Las Vegas police telling him his truck was found and there was possible damage.

The truck wasn't slightly damaged, it was totaled as a result after the driver fled from police and hit the jersey wall at Brooks Avenue and North 5th Street.

Police confirmed the suspect, William Sooley, crossed two lanes of traffic before coming to an abrupt stop in a nearby parking lot.
North Las Vegas police said Sooley is currently at the hospital where he is being treated. Sooley faces possession of a stolen vehicle, battery with a deadly weapon, possession of stolen property and obstruction charges.


LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A recent string of car break-ins caught on surveillance video in a tight-knit Centennial Hills neighborhood has neighbors on edge.

Especially since spare change and minor items aren't all the thieves made off with. A truck was stolen early Tuesday morning.

"Somebody borrowed a truck from the neighborhood and that truck was mine," David Rapp said.

The block is like family, which is why Richard Egan said, "What happens to them happens to me."

Egan is one of a handful of neighbors with a surveillance video system. He was able to capture the thieves in action.

Now, many neighbors plan to follow Egan's lead including Rapp.

"We will in fact be installing cameras and many of the neighbors are going to buy or upgrade their systems," Rapp said.

As they continue to look for the truck, Rapp said he's glad that his neighborhood will be safer.

The stolen truck is a gold 2007 Toyota Tundra with the license plate number 014UXZ and a large custom tool box in the back. Anyone with information is asked to call police.