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Man arrested for taking cement truck

By The Mercury

Authorities arrested a Fort Riley soldier Sunday for, officials said, unlawfully using a local company’s cement truck to attempt to pull his own truck out of the mud which had gotten stuck while off-roading.

But, Officer Matthew Droge said, in the process, Bryan Maclean, 20, reportedly managed to also get the cement truck stuck in the mud.

Droge said the incident occurred after Maclean got his Chevrolet Silverado stuck off-road near the 5100 block of Charlson Road.

Droge said Maclean apparently decided to attach a cement truck belonging to Midwest Concrete Materials, which had been parked in a gated lot, to his own vehicle in an attempt to free it.

But, Droge said, the cement truck ended up sliding into the same ditch his own truck was stuck in.

Droge said Maclean was still on the scene when officers arrived, saying the incident occurred at some point after noon on Sunday.

Maclean was arrested late Sunday night.

Droge said a security gate at the lot from which Maclean allegedly took the truck was damaged during the incident for a loss of $250. Droge said the cement truck does not appear to have suffered much damage.

Officers arrested Maclean for criminal deprivation of property, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass. He was released on $1,000 bond.

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