Riley County Police: Man arrested after stealing patrol car

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) — The man who stole a police patrol car in Riley County has been arrested.

A police spokesperson said the patrol car was stolen around 6:40 p.m. Friday during a traffic stop near the intersection of 5th and Yuma Streets.

Police say the person who stole the patrol car was in the car that was pulled over. Police later found the vehicle undamaged less than an hour later in the 1100 block of Colorado St., but where unable to find the person that stole it.

Police later arrested Anthony Johnson, 32, of Junction City, around 2:30 Saturday morning. Johnson was arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia times two, criminal possession of a firearm by a felon, defacing identification marks on a fiream, criminal trespass, criminal damage to property, felony theft, felony flee and elude law enforcement, felony interference with law enforcement and driving while revoked.

His bond was set at $32,000.

No one was hurt in the incident.


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