Police: Portage man steals truck, then returns it

2013-09-23T18:00:00Z 2013-09-23T20:45:09Z Police: Portage man steals truck, then returns itTimes Staff nwitimes.com
September 23, 2013 6:00 pm  • 

PORTAGE | A Portage man allegedly stole a truck early Sunday morning, but then returned it and was arrested.

Arthur A. Torrez, 37, of 2730 Walnut St., was charged with auto theft and drunken driving.

According to police, Torrez took a set of keys from the top of the bar at Boomer's, 2522 Portage Mall. When he got into the truck, he did some "donuts" in a gravel area, began to head out of the mall onto Central Avenue and then returned the truck with a small amount of damage.

The truck owner and a friend saw Torrez take the vehicle and leave and called police. When Torrez returned, the friend of the owner tussled with Torrez in the parking lot and took the keys back.

Torrez allegedly told police he didn't know why he took the truck, that he was being stupid and was drunk and would not normally steal a vehicle.

Torrez registered 0.14 on a portable breath test. A level of 0.08 is considered legally intoxicated.

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