GPS is good for helping drivers get from one place to another. It’s also helpful in locating stolen vehicles.
Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said Wednesday that GPS played a role in police locating a vehicle stolen early Tuesday morning from Rodriguez Enterprises, 1707 W. Crawford. The GPS log for a silver 2009 Hyundai Sonata indicated that it was moving away from the lot at 3 a.m. Tuesday, he said. The vehicle was valued at $2,900, he added.
Later in the day, police were able to locate the vehicle in the 100 block of West Jewell, Forrester said. In the vehicle, they found Dillon Sonnier, 20, of Salina, and a small amount of methamphetamine, he said.
When an employee from Rodriguez Enterprises arrived to pick up the car, he told police that Sonnier and another man had recently been at the used car dealership looking at cars, Forrester said.
Sonnier was arrested on suspicion of the following, Forrester said.
- Possession of stolen property
- Possession of a stimulant
- Driving while suspended
- No proof of insurance
- Unlawful acts-vehicle registration (because the Sonata had a tag that was registered to another vehicle)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia