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Police Recover Vehicle Connected to Fort Dodge Arson Investigation

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FORT DODGE, Iowa – Police in Fort Dodge have recovered a stolen vehicle that is connected to an ongoing arson investigation.

Police recovered the Toyota Scion in Wright County on Wednesday. Earlier this week, investigators said they were looking for the vehicle in connection an arson fire that destroyed a former church building on Saturday.

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As officials continued their investigation, investigators identified a person of interest in the case. Perne Struchen, 26, of Fort Dodge, turned himself in to authorities Friday morning. He is charged with one count of first-degree theft.

The arson investigation remains open.