Haley Barton’s car has been found.
After it was stolen by an unknown person two Saturdays ago, the car was found abandoned in a driveway at the Tamarack Trailer Park in Lincoln, N.B.
The first-year student, who lives in Chatham Hall, realized her car was stolen after she came home one night and noticed her car keys and laptop were gone.
“They found my car last Monday but I didn’t find out until Saturday. On Saturday, the cop who worked my case came to my dorm and told me. A woman came home and my car was in the driveway so she called the police. It was towed to a compound on the northside,” said Barton.
Barton was very excited her car was found. She said that throughout this whole process, “everyone [cops and security] was very nice and understanding and patient. The only issue was that the police found the car Monday and they didn’t tell me until Saturday.”
The student’s mother was very upset about this and called the sheriff who said there was a miscommunication.
Because she complained, her mother didn’t have to pay the impound fees after it was sitting there all week, Barton said. The city paid for it because of the miscommunication.
On Monday, police were processing Barton’s car to check for fingerprints and see if anything else was stolen.
“The only thing that was valuable in my car was my stereo system which was pretty new. That’s the only thing I’m worried about,” said Barton.
This post has been updated to correct where the car was found.