Police arrest suspect in metro theft spree

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Authorities say that a metro man is in custody following a series of brazen thefts that included, among other things, a $250,000 boat, credit cards and even class rings.

Grant Salmon, 32, faces seven felony charges, including theft, receiving stolen property, auto theft and tampering in connection to the alleged crime spree between June and July. Salmon's girlfriend, Jessica Vasquez, 35, also faces similar charges in connection to the spree.

One of Salmon's alleged thefts occurred at Sallas Automotive in south Kansas City, where he is accused of breaking into three cars and stealing a Bobcat skidsteer.

“Since he couldn’t get the truck to start, he jumped into the Bobcat and that was his getaway vehicle,” said owner Nick Sallas.

Salmon also allegdly stole a Mastercraft X30 boat, stereo equipment, computers, a Kansas State class ring among many other things.

According to the probable cause statement, Salmon bragged about his alleged crimes to his girlfriend.

When police arrested Salmon, the report says he denied any involvement and refused to take any responsibility for the crimes.



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