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Stolen parachute returned to owner

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Stolen parachute returned to owner! (Source: Casa Grande PD) Stolen parachute returned to owner! (Source: Casa Grande PD)
CASA GRANDE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A stolen parachute is now back in the hands of its rightful owner.

The parachute, belonging to Maricopa resident William Aims, is valued at well over $5,000. It was stolen from Aims' car in December in the City of Maricopa.

Last month, law enforcement officers from the Casa Grande Police Department and the Pinal County Sheriff's Office Crime Suppression Unit teamed up in an effort to return the paraglider parachute to Aims.

Officers had been conducting an unrelated search warrant at a home in Casa Grande when they noticed the parachute in the backyard of the residence.

"The homeowner denied ownership of the parachute and, based on additional information regarding recent burglaries in our community, officers were able to seize the parachute and place it into evidence holding," Thomas Anderson with the Casa Grande Police Department said in a statement.

A suspect has not been identified.

A search began for the owner of the parachute, and soon officers were able to identify the owner as Aims.

Aims was thrilled when he learned about the recovery of his property and wanted to recognize both agencies for their efforts.

So on Wednesday, Aims and his daughter visited the Casa Grande Police Department, shared stories of their gliding adventures, and asked for photos to share with friends and peers in their gliding associations.

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