Last night a vehicle was reported stolen from the Blackhawk Casino in Shawnee, which also had a loaded firearm inside. Shortly after the vehicle was stolen On-Star began tracking the stolen vehicle and notified our dispatch the vehicle was traveling West on Highway 9 from Chambers Road.
Deputies May, Teague, Harmon, Knoles, and Lieutenant Strand responded to intercept the stolen vehicle. Dispatch continued to keep Deputies updated on the location of the vehicle, which eventually came to a stop in the driveway of a residence on Highway 9, just East of Tecumseh City Limits.
Deputies arrived and were able to locate the vehicle and a male in the driver seat, who was later identified as Leslie Brock. Deputies found the dash area broken in the vehicle and wires cut as if someone was attempting to locate and damage the On-Star device.
Brock was taken into custody for Possession of a stolen vehicle, Possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and Malicious injury to property over $1,000.00.
During an inventory of the vehicle Deputies located a Kobalt truck bed tool box in the back of the truck, which the owner of the vehicle said was not his.
While patrolling in the area of South Rock Creek North of Highway 9 at 2:00 A.M. Deputies Harmon and Knoles found a truck parked on the side of the roadway. It appeared the truck used to have a toolbox in the back of it. Deputies contacted the owner and were able to verify his toolbox was stolen and the toolbox we had in possession belonged to him.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted in this incident by Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Police, Sac and Fox Nation Tribal Police, Maud Police Department, and Tecumseh Police Department. Due to the great work from all agencies involved the vehicle was returned to its rightful owner.
THIS IS AN ARREST NOT A CONVICTION. ALL INDIVIDUALS ARE INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.