The Ludowici Police Department is looking for leads regarding a stolen vehicle and is asking people to slow down in school zones.
According to LPD Investigator Diannia Duncan, a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan was stolen from a Ludowici woman this past week.
Duncan said Sgt. J. D. Campbell responded to a call Thursday morning from the woman, who lives on Celadon Street, that her van was missing. The last time the van was seen was Wednesday evening, when her husband had driven it.
Duncan said the van is silver but can be identified by having blue paint on the back bumper and gas cap. She said when the van was taken, it had a license plate on the front bumper that said POW/MIA.
The van key was on a red and silver chain from Oklahoma State University, Duncan said, and there was a teddy bear on the front dashboard.
Anyone with information on the vehicle’s location should call the LPD at 912-545-2222.
Duncan also said that with school being back in session, drivers in the city need to be aware of the posted speed limits around the schools. She said drivers will receive citations if they don’t obey the speed limits.
“The kids are back in school, and everyone needs to slow down around them,” Duncan said. “We’ve been cracking down on people who are speeding, and we’re going to continue to do so if people are going too fast.”
The investigator said the normal speed limit on McDonald Street is 35 mph, but in the school zones of Walker Middle School and Long County High School, the speed limit is 25 mph. In front of Smiley Elementary School, the normal posted speed limit is 55 mph, she said, but in that school zone it’s 35 mph.
“Look, with school back in, there are a lot of kids out by the roads,” Duncan said. “All we’re asking is that everyone slow down and watch their speeds in these school zones.”