NEWTON, Kansas – Newton police arrested a man after stealing two trucks overnight. The first happened Thursday evening.
A Newton police officer attempted to stop a truck entering the I-135 from Broadway, but the vehicle fled. A high speed pursuit followed and members of the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office joined in. The chase at times went off road, and through fences. The truck was totaled, and the man fled on foot.
At approximately 2 a.m. a second vehicle was stolen from the Prestressed Concrete lot, and after a short chase, the man was taken into custody.
Members of the Newton Police Department, Harvey County Sheriff’s Office, North Newton Police Department, and Hesston Police Department joined in the two hour search.