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A truck stolen from the Sacramento SPCA was recovered in Citrus Heights Tuesday night.

Surveillance video released by the Sacramento SPCA shows the 2004 Ford E-350 truck pushing through a closed driveway gate at the organization’s Florin Perkins Road facility and then driving northbound. The theft occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, according to the SPCA.

The organization announced the truck was recovered in Citrus Heights the next day.

Citrus Heights Police Lt. Chad Morris said officers spotted the truck while conducting what he called a “proactive patrol.” Morris did not give the location of the vehicle, but confirmed 32-year-old Nicholas Norris of Sacramento was arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle and burglary tools.

In a statement Tuesday, Sacramento SPCA said the truck’s gas line was cut, a window was broken, and the steering column was damaged. The organization thanked the community for keeping an eye out for the vehicle.

“Thank you to everyone for sharing and to those that called PD when they saw the truck in Citrus Heights!”

Sacramento County Jail records show Norris was released Wednesday, Nov. 9. Police said there is no known motive for the theft.

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