A Sparta police officer retraced a cab driver’s route and was able to find and return his missing money bag.

On May 18 at about 4:25 a.m., a Sparta cab driver reported his money bag, which contained between $200-600, was missing but he was not sure if it was lost or stolen.

A Sparta police officer got a detailed description of the cab driver’s activity for the night and started to retrace the driver’s route. The officer found the bag lying in the roadway on Water Street near Franklin Street with the money inside. The officer returned the bag to the driver who verified nothing was missing.