May 21, 2020 4:14 PM

Salina man arrested after car stolen; 2nd suspect ID'd

Posted May 21, 2020 4:14 PM
<b>Jermaine Cooper. </b>Photo courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office
Jermaine Cooper. Photo courtesy Saline County Sheriff's Office

A Salina man has been arrested and a second suspect identified after a car was stolen from from a local convenience store Wednesday afternoon.

A 59-year-old Salina man reported to police that he was cleaning out a vehicle at the Convenience Shop, 1121 West Cloud Street, at 4 p.m. Wednesday when two male suspects entered his silver 1997 Honda Accord and drove off westbond on West Cloud Street, Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester noted this morning.

A witness reported that one of the males is a regular at the Convenience Shop, and the store clerk and two other persons identified the subject as Jermaine Cooper, 22, from Salina, Forrester explained.

Officers located Cooper at 930 Sheridan in Salina and arrested him on a requested charge of felony theft, Forrester noted. The second subject has been identified and the investigation is ongoing, he added.

The vehicle, valued at $1,500, has not been located, Forrester noted. It's license plate is 815 HUU, he added.

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UPDATE: Bridge repair in McPherson County to begin Wednesday

UPDATE: KDOT has updated the information concerning this project. It is now scheduled to begin on Wednesday and traffic will move through one 13-foot lane in each direction.

The Kansas Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin a twin bridge repair of the northbound and southbound bridges located on Kansas Highway 61 (K-61) over Blaze Fork Creek in McPherson County on Wednesday.

The bridges are located approximately one-half mile south of the K-61/Comanche Road intersection, just south of Groveland.

Traffic will be reduced to one 13-foot lane in each direction through the work zone. Drivers should expect minor delays, not exceeding five minutes.

PCI Roads, LLC of Saint Michael, Minn., is the prime contractor for this $314,000 project. The contractor has scheduled this project to be completed by August, weather permitting.

KDOT urges all motorists to be alert and obey the warning signs when approaching and driving through a work zone.