UPDATE: The second truck stolen over the weekend from Oronoco Auto Parts has been found.
Around 2:45 p.m. Tuesday, a caller told Olmsted County authorities they thought they were driving behind the stolen Ford F150. Police pulled the truck over at Jeff’s Little Store off Marion Road and arrested 21-year-old Patrick Mullay, who now faces motor vehicle theft charges.
Logan Johnson, 18, who was arrested in connection to the theft of the other stolen truck, a Chevy Silverado, has been released due to lack of probable cause.
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ROCHESTER, Minn. – One of two trucks stolen over the week from Oronoco Auto Parts has been recovered, Rochester police say.
An officer was patrolling around Walmart South just before 10 p.m. when he saw a Chevy Silverado pickup truck he recognized and confirmed as stolen through the license plates.
The officer called for backup and they arrested 18-year-old Logan Johnson, of Rochester, in the parking lot. Inside the truck, they found stolen property that was apparently taken from Walmart earlier that evening, including car repair equipment and an air pistol.
He faces charges of theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property and other theft charges.