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Truck tracked down after trailer theft

Two Baldwin City men were arrested July 23 after a Jost Fabricating employee scared off strangers who hitched a company trailer to their truck at 3:43 a.m.

Officer John Heubert followed tire tracks from the truck, which had cut across grass as it left Jost’s lot at 800 Western Heights Rd., onto US-56 then Indigo Rd. and eventually K-15, where a vehicle matching the truck’s description was found.

No trailer was attached, but two occupants who reportedly gave conflicting stories were taken to Hillsboro Police Department for interviews.

Meanwhile, owner Kevin Jost searched for and found the trailer near 220th and Indigo Rds. The trailer had a truck bed on it at the time of the theft. Together, the two items were valued at $8,400.

Timothy Snell, 39, and Dennis Steffes, 52, were booked into Marion County Jail on suspicion of felony theft.

Marion police assisted in the arrest.

Last modified July 26, 2017