Rochester Teen Caught with Stolen Truck
Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - A Rochester teenager was arrested Monday night after being caught with a pickup truck that was reported missing last weekend from an Oronoco business.
A police officer spotted the 2002 Silverado at the south Walmart store around 10 p.m. The officer arrested 18-year-old Logan Johnson, who was working on the truck at the time.
Johnson is also suspected of shoplifting some items from the Walmart store that were found in the truck. The Silverado was one of two pickup trucks that were stolen from Oronoco Auto Parts early Saturday.
The same officer who arrested Johnson was also involved in the recovery of a stolen motorcycle a few hours later.
The officer spotted a man near the motorcycle that was parked behind the Wyndham Garden Hotel along South Broadway around 3 a.m.
The officer ran a check of the motorcycle license plate and discovered it had been reported stolen from Mower County. The officer also found about 65 grams of methamphetamine in a bag on the motorcycle. Arrested was 33-year-old Matthew Hines, who has a Wabasha address.