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May 13, 2014

Sheriff's auction set for June

Corsicana — It’s a mixed bag of things going up for auction by the sheriff’s office. There are some chainsaws,  a generator, electric typewriters, printers, fax machines and cages for Crown Victorias, as well as a propane patio heater.

“It’s stuff being phased out,” explained Sheriff Elmer Tanner. “Old equipment from the cars, cages and light bars.”

When Ford stopped making the big old Crown Victorias so predominantly in use as police cars, it left the sheriff’s office switching to Chevy Tahoes for their patrol vehicles. It also meant things like the car cages, consoles and light bars won’t fit anymore.

But the auction on June 14 at I-45 Sales in Rice will also include things that were stolen and recovered, or just found. Last year’s sale included an ATV that had all its VIN numbers removed and was found on the side of a rural road.

This year’s sale will feature the patio heater, a generator, and three chainsaws whose owners never came forward.

“Years ago, the county would hold its own sale,” Tanner explained. But the auction required hiring an auctioneer, having people come in on overtime, and became a labor-intensive operation. Now, the county puts big items on the Internet, and gives the small stuff to I-45 Sales.

The company came out and collected the items, split them into lots and sold all of it, even those things with negligible value, Tanner said.

“It appears to be a better situation for us to do it that way,” he said. “Having had good success selling it there lasts year we’re going to do it again and ascertain whether we’ll do it again.”

All money from the auction goes into the county’s general fund.

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