Homeless Man Arrested After Police Find Stolen Van | Crime
Merced Police have arrested a man accused of driving a van that was reported stolen.
Shortly after 10 p.m. Sunday, police received an alert from the CHP about a 1994 Chevy Astro Van driving recklessly near Highway 99 and Childs Avenue.
Officers found the van parked at a nearby gas station. Investigators say a homeless man, later identified as 48-year-old Mitchell Wayne Henson, was approaching the van to get in.
Henson was arrested and booked on charges of grand theft auto and possession of stolen property.
Anyone with more information about this case is asked to call Merced Police at (209) 385-4702.