Authorities in early stages of KCK chop shop investigation

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- People around the metro who have had items stolen from them may soon be getting a call from police. That because KCK officers are working to return dozens of stolen things to rightful owners, following the discovery of a chop shop off S. 94th St.

It was clear Wednesday afternoon, but on Tuesday a yard was littered with vehicles, trailers, and equipment. It seems like the normal landscape out in the country, but police learned it was much more.

Kansas City, Kan., officers were responding to reports of a sighting of a stolen Airstream trailer earlier this week when they learned the place it was once stored housed much more than just that trailer. In fact, police say officers found several dozen stolen items: cars and trucks, tools, even a golf cart.

Police say it was a large discovery, and many of the items are things people use to make a living.

"Nothing's cheap nowadays, so taking somebody's tools as far as stuff that people would use for carpentry, or if they're into architectural stuff or building house or pouring concrete, or stuff like that, that's their livelihood, of course that's going to be a huge setback for them."

FOX 4 tried to talk with neighbors up and down S. 94th Street, but no one wanted to speak about the chop shop. Police say the folks who live at the house rent it. So far, police have made no arrests, but investigators are still in the early stages of this case.