Ever wonder what happens to old squad cars? Or all of those computers, cars and ice houses the Wright County Sheriff’s Office might confiscate during an arrest?
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is holding its annual auction at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Wright County Public Works Building, just north of Buffalo and east off Highway 25. The grounds will be open for inspection about 45 minutes prior to the start of the auction.
Auction items include (but aren’t limited to):
Squad cars from 2013 to as old as 2005 with more than 115,000 miles on them;
County vehicles, including a 2001 Chevrolet Lumina and a 2000 Polaris snowmobile;
Ice fishing gear and a portable ice house;
A paddle boat;
Canoes, kayaks, trailers and depth finder;
Arm saw, drill press and other tools;
Miscellaneous office equipment.
In addition, dozens of cars apprehended by either the Wright County Drug Task force or via DWI arrests will be auctioned, including cars, trucks, SUVs, a moped and even a couple of motorcycles.
All auction items will be handled and placed for bid by Desmarias’ Auction Service. No credit or debit cards, just cash or good checks the day of sale. All transactions will be paid for (including trucks and cars) the day of the sale. The wright County License Department (located in Buffalo at the county government center) will be open until 3:30 p.m. Saturday to handle those transactions.