On Monday, December 5 at approximately 12:33 AM, the Salina Police Department notified the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office of a stolen black Mercedes GL Coupe traveling eastbound on I-70 at approximately 150mph. The Mercedes, valued at approximately $70,800, had been reported stolen due to it being fraudulently purchased by a subject with false identification in Colorado.
A Dickinson County deputy located the vehicle unoccupied in the area of West 7 the Street and Maple Street in Solomon. The deputy obtained a description of the suspect that had purchased the Mercedes fraudulently. An unmanned aircraft system was deployed and a Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office K9 officer responded to assist in the search for the suspect. The Sheriff’s Office K9 located the suspect hiding under the bridge near West 5th Street and Maple Street in Solomon. The suspect was taken into custody and provided a false name to the deputies. The suspect was eventually identified as 43-year-old Matthew Walden Olson of San Francisco, California.
Olson was booked into the Dickinson County Jail and charges related to the theft of the vehicle, interference with law enforcement, identity theft, and drug possession charges are being requested.