The driver of a stolen vehicle from Hutchinson was arrested in Salina on Friday. Police took 56-year-old Ronald Pierson into custody after a digital license plate reader pinged inside the police cruiser – alerting the officer to a reported stolen pickup truck. The owner told authorities that Pierson did not have permission to drive the 2004 Ford F250 which is valued at $5,000.
Police arrested 56-year-old Renee Bingham of Salina after an investigation revealed that she used another person EBT card to purchase items at Wal-Mart, 2900 S. 9th. Police allege she used a man’s card who had been evicted from a property in the 2200 block of S. Ohio to buy $286 worth of merchandise back in November. The case could lead to charges of welfare fraud with the Kansas Attorney General’s Office