Additional charges have been requested against a Salina man who was arrested after he led law enforcement personnel on a chase from New Cambria into Salina early Tuesday.
Salina Police Captain Gary Hanus said this morning that Tanner Wheeler, 24, of Salina, has also been arrested in connection to a burglary at the Evergy substation warehouse at 429 North Second Street. The burglary occurred sometime late Monday night or early Tuesday morning, Hanus said.
According to Hanus, a total of $17,800 worth of items were taken from the warehouse, many of which were found in the pickup Wheeler abandoned when he fled on foot on South 11th Street shortly before being apprehended. Those items include the following, Hanus said.
A hydralic press head and case, valued at $1,300
A Milwaukee bandsaw and case, valued at $400
A hydralic pump and case, valued at $6,000
A gas analyzer, valued at $4,000
A battery-operated press, valued at $1,500
Electrical line connectors, valued at $3,000
A magnetic drill press, valued at $600
A thermite fuser, valued at $600
Several other miscellaneous items
A missing 18-inch Stihl chainsaw valued at $100 was not recovered, Hanus said.
Additional charges requested for Wheeler include the following, Hanus said.
Misdemeanor criminal damage to property