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(A) When an officer discovers a vehicle in the possession of a person other than the owner and the person cannot establish his right to the possession of that vehicle, the vehicle shall be taken to and stored in a suitable place. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles shall be notified within 72 hours of the location and description of the vehicle. Upon receipt of notification, the Bureau shall cause a search to be made to determine and notify the owner.
(B) If the owner of the vehicle cannot be determined, the Bureau shall declare the vehicle abandoned and provide for its disposal in accordance with this subchapter.
(C) If the properly identified owner or lien holder appears at the site of the storage before disposal of the vehicle or parts and pays all proper costs incurred against it at that time, then the vehicle or parts shall be released. A copy of the release of all vehicles or parts shall be sent to the Bureau. The release must contain the owner or lien holder's signature, name, address, vehicle and parts description, costs and date of release.
(D) If a vehicle is not released to the owner or lien holder, the Bureau shall declare the vehicle abandoned and provide for disposal in accordance with this subchapter.
(Ord. 91-3, passed 5-6-91)