Michigan man arrested for vehicle theft in Washington City

WASHINGTON CITY – Police from three different area law enforcement agencies assisted in the arrest of a Michigan man for vehicle theft on Monday.

Ed Kantor, public information officer for the Washington City Police Department, said officers received an agency-assist call Monday afternoon from the St. George Police Department concerning an unoccupied car at a parking lot in Washington. The car had been reported stolen out of California and caught the attention of police while they were investigating another incident.

Evidence collected from the vehicle indicated it had been in the possession of a 48-year-old Michigan man.

Further investigation revealed the man had taken a second vehicle from a nearby business and had driven to Hurricane. The Hurricane Police Department detained the man until Washington City police officers arrived and arrested him.

The man was booked into jail on counts of vehicle theft and possession of a stolen vehicle. Both are second degree felonies which carry fines of up to $10,000 and one to 15 years in prison.

The man’s bail is set at $20,000.

Ed. note: Persons arrested are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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