On October 21st, 2013 the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office received a report of stolen vehicle from Frieling Auto Sales, 7846 Highway 24, Manhattan. Deputies responding to this call learned that 3 vehicles had been taken from this business, as well as the business office was burglarized. Items stolen from inside the business include a laptop computer HP G72 valued at 550 dollars, Blackberry cell phone model 8530, and 14 sets of car keys. The vehicles stolen of which 1 was recovered are as follows;
2001 Dodge Ram Extended Cab PIckup, Dark Green color still missing, valued at 5995 dollars.
2000 Ford Extended Cab Pickup, White color, still missing, valued at 4995 dollars.
2004 Cadillac Deville, White color, valued at 9550 dollars, this vehicle was recovered on I-70 in Geary County near MM 313
While the Sheriff's Deputies / Detective were working this call, they discovered that additional vehicles were reported stolen from Purple Wave Auction and Fritzson Motors.
Purple Wave Auction, 825 Levee Drive, Manhattan.
2004 Cadillac Escalade, White color, was valued at 7000 dollars was stolen and recovered at the South end of Hoffman Lane Manhattan.
2000 Jeep Cherokee, White color had the window broken out, was not stolen but believed suspects attempted to steal.
Fritzson Auto Sales, 7875 Highway 24 had a 1995 Green Ford Explorer stolen from their business that was also recovered at the South end of Hoffman Lane with the Cadillac Escalade. The value of this vehicle
was 1000.00 dollars.
These crimes are believed to have been committed sometime after 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20th and before 8:00 a.m. on Monday October 21st.
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to contact the Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Office at 785-457-3353