PITTSBURG — A Missouri man is facing charges in multiple states and counties after stealing an OnStar-equipped car.
According to a release from the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, at about 1 a.m., Sunday, deputies were dispatched to 1122 S. 200 Street regarding a suspicious vehicle and vehicle theft.
Deputies located a 2006 Dodge Ram truck which had been previously reported stolen in Frontenac. Deputies discovered a 2004 Ford F 150 truck was missing from the residence and was entered as a stolen vehicle. Another vehicle located at the residence had been entered and items taken from it.
A little before 8:30 a.m. that morning, deputies were dispatched to 1262 W. 510 Ave for another stolen vehicle report. The 2004 Ford F 150 truck was located at that address and the homeowner’s 2016 Chevy Malibu was missing. Another vehicle in the drive had been entered and was missing items.
OnStar was contacted and the Malibu was located in Asbury, Missouri. The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and was able to locate the vehicle after OnStar had disabled it. JASCO deputies made contact with the suspect in the vehicle at US 171 Hwy and Pine Street in Asbury. Kyle S. Boulais, 20, of Butler, Missouri was arrested at the scene.
Items in the vehicle allegedly tied Boulais to the other vehicle burglaries, as well as items reported stolen in a Cherokee County burglary.
Boulais is being held without bond at the Jasper County Jail. Kansas charges will include: Vehicle theft, theft and Burglary. Additional charges are pending.
Jasper County is holding him on one count of armed criminal action and four counts of receiving stolen property.
What charges he may be facing in Cherokee County was unclear at press time.
Early Sunday morning, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department began receiving reports of unlocked vehicles being broken into in northern Cherokee County. Deputies responded to six different locations, where guns, tools, drivers license, and documents had been stolen, according to a release from Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.
Groves said the recovered property is being returned to the owners and the investigation is ongoing.
He said the he anticipates numerous felony charges to be forthcoming.