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SP PD having second car auction Saturday

SOUTH POINT — In an effort to clear some abandoned and unregistered vehicles out of the village, the South Point Police Department is having its second car auction at 10 a.m. Saturday at the station.

“There’s quite a few steps we have to go through before we can auction cars off,” Chris Mahjer, South Point police chief, said. “We send certification letters to the owners of the vehicles and after 30 days, they have a number of days to respond. If they don’t meet that timeline, we take an application for the vehicle.”

The department made $6,500 at its first auction.

The vehicles come from a number of things including stops, illegal registrations and abandoned vehicles.

“Anything that we can legally tow is auctioned,” Mahjer said. “We give them the basics of the vehicles and how we got them, but they are auctioned off as is.”

The four vehicles up for auction Saturday are a Plymouth Neon without a key that was abandoned on the highway, a Pontiac Sunfire with a key that was towed because of no license, a Pontiac Sunbird with no key that was abandoned on the street and a Ford Mustang GT without a key that was abandoned in the industrial park. All vehicles come with an Ohio salvage title unless otherwise noted.

Registration for a bid number will be at the South Point Police Department and will close five minutes prior to the auction. A photo ID is required. Removal of purchased vehicles needs to be within three days. The auction is cash or money orders only. No checks or credit cards will be accepted.

The South Point Police Department is located at 408 Second Street West.