FAIRFIELD — A car stolen from a home on Crane Drive last month that the owner initially thought had been repossessed was found in Vassalboro at the end of January.

Fairfield Police Capt. Paul St. Amand said the 2011 maroon Nissan Altima, which had been set to be repossessed by the bank, was discovered in Vassalboro on Tuesday, Jan. 31, by the Kennebec County Sheriffs Office. He said the car was not reported to be damaged, and the Kennebec County Sheriffs Office had processed the vehicle for any DNA evidence.

There are no suspects in the case, St. Amand said, and it was not clear how or why the car made it to Vassalboro.

The car disappeared from a driveway on Crane Drive on Jan. 12, but was not immediately reported as stolen. The car’s former owner, whose name was not release by the police, had signed the car back over the bank. He had cleaned the car out and left the keys under the vehicle.

According to police, the car’s former owner believed the vehicle had been repossessed by the bank, which is why he didn’t report a theft. However, the bank later reached out to the former owner about the vehicle’s whereabouts, which is when it was reported stolen.

Colin Ellis — 861-9253

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Twitter: @colinoellis

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