The Saline County Sheriff’s Office reports that both GMC Sierra trucks stolen from Mid-Kansas Underground, 1345 W. Old Hwy 40 were recovered near Smolan.
Sheriff Roger Soldan tells KSAL News that a passerby who was tending some horses in the area contacted authorities after realizing the white trucks that were parked near a burn pit off Smolan Road had been reported stolen.
Deputies say only one of the trucks had minor damage, sized up as a small dent.
On January 10, 2017 at approximately 12:20 AM force was used to commit a burglary at Mid-Kansas Underground, 1345 W. Old Hwy 40.
A white 2008 GMC Sierra pickup, Kansas Tag 615482, a white 2015 GMC Sierra pickup, KS Tag 625657, an acetylene torch and numerous hand tools and power tools were taken.
Both pickups have Larson Construction decals on the doors.
On January 10, 2017 at approximately 3:30 AM an attempted burglary occurred at Nicks Pawn Shop, 118 S. Broadway. A chain link fence was damaged. Security video shows a white pickup matching the description of the 2015 GMC Sierra pickup, taken from Mid-Kansas Underground, backing into the fence at a high rate of speed. Loss and damage are estimated at $41,000.
If you have any information concerning who committed this crime, call Crimestoppers at 825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or visit www.pd.salina.org and follow Crimestoppers link to submit a web tip. You may receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 and you are not required to give your name.