Pella Police Recover Stolen Vehicle

Pella, IA- On July 18, 2022 at approximately 7:30 am, a Pella Police officer observed a silver F-150
traveling northbound on Broadway Street near the intersection of Liberty Street. The vehicle was
traveling very slow, at approximately 5 mph in a 25-mph zone. The officer observed the vehicle was
impeding traffic, as there were 4 cars traveling behind the F-150. As the vehicle passed the officer, the
driver appeared to be holding her head up with her arm, and was not wearing the required safety belt.
The driver continued northbound to the four-way stop at the intersection of Franklin Street. The driver
remained at the four-way stop for about 30 seconds, then turned eastbound onto Franklin Street. The
driver made a complete stop at a green light traffic signal while on Franklin Street eastbound at the
intersection of Main Street.
The officer requested a registration check through the Pella Police Dispatch Center, who advised the
vehicle was reported stolen. Additional officers were requested, and a felony stop was completed on the
vehicle and driver on Franklin Street near East 3rd Street. The driver was the sole occupant, and was
taken into custody without incident.
Further investigation revealed the vehicle was reported stolen on 07-17-22 in Appanoose County. The
driver was identified as 52-year-old Tammy Jean Bradshaw from Centerville, Iowa. Ms. Bradshaw was
charged with Theft Second Degree (Class D Felony) and Operating w/o Valid Driver’s License (Simple
The Pella Police Department wishes to remind everyone that a criminal charge is merely an accusation,
and a person charged with a criminal offense should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a
court of law.

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