A stolen motorcycle has been recovered and an arrest made.
Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester tells KSAL News that an officer on patrol spotted the damaged Suzuki GSXR 750 on the street in the 900 block of Osage Avenue and contacted the owner early Monday.
Police say the owner took the wrecked bike to a friend’s place in the 1300 block of Ponca and left it on the driveway to retrieve later.
Around 4pm a phone call from a boy who lives in the house alerted the owner that a couple of men had showed up to load the motorcycle into a truck. They dismissed the boy’s plea not to take the bike – but halted their plan when police arrived.
Officers arrested 41-year-old Marcus Totton of Salina on a theft charge.
The other man was not charged after police determined he had just joined Totton for a lift.
The bike which is valued at $6,000 has damage to one side plus broken handle bars.