A Jamestown man is in custody on suspicion of stealing two vehicles and other charges, according to Justin Blinsky, assistant chief of the Jamestown Police Department.
At about 4 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, a Jamestown police officer stopped a pickup in northwest Jamestown for an equipment violation. The vehicle was registered to a Kensal area business and the driver, Michael Jay Grager, 30, identified himself as an employee of the business.
At that time Grager was arrested for driving while his license was suspended and on two arrest warrants from Foster County.
Later on Wednesday morning, the Kensal business reported the vehicle stolen. In addition, a vehicle stolen in Jamestown was found abandoned in Kensal near the business that reported the original theft.
Officials allege that Grager stole both vehicles and two charges of suspicion of theft of motor vehicle was added to the previous charges. Grager remains in custody at the Stutsman County Correctional Center pending formal charges.
Both vehicles have been returned to the owners although the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 252-1000.