Topeka man arrested following skid loader theft, stolen trailer found

A Topeka man has been arrested in connection to a case involving a stolen skid steer and trailer.
Published: Aug. 5, 2022 at 11:57 AM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - A Topeka man has been arrested in connection to a case involving a stolen skid steer and trailer.

The Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office says Brian Ray Stevenson, 50, of Topeka was taken into custody Thursday, Aug. 4, for felony theft and possession of methamphetamine.

Sheriff Tim Morse said Stevenson was wanted for stealing a Volvo skid-steer loader from a Holton business on July 21.

Deputies and detectives were able to recover the skid-steer the same day it was stolen off of Butler Rd. near Rock Creek in Jefferson Co. It had been hidden in a wooded remote part of a property.

Officials said they were also able to recover a Doolittle trailer that was reported stolen out of Holt Co., Mo. Morse says the trailer was used in the theft of the machine.

The Sheriff’s Office said the Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office, Kansas Highway Patrol and Topeka Police Department all assisted with the case.

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