A van which was stolen Tuesday in Swanton, was recovered by Toledo Police. In it, police found potentially fatal chemicals, which were, according to police, mostly still intact.
The white 1998 Ford E350 had a 14-foot black, homemade trailer attached to it, and inside the trailer was a Polaris all-terrain vehicle. The ATV was previously found in Toledo, but the van and about 50 pounds of hazardous chemicals were missing for about a day. The chemicals were said to be those that are typically used to treat ponds, and can be dangerous or fatal if ingested or in some cases, they come in contact with skin.
Police theorize that whoever stole the van probably had no idea that there were dangerous chemicals in it. They think the person or persons just saw a van with a trailer and an ATV that looked like an easy take.