Jul 31, 2020 12:30 PM

Kan. car dealer uses social media to help recover stolen car

Posted Jul 31, 2020 12:30 PM
Belisle-photo Jackson County
Belisle-photo Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY —A Kansas car dealership used social media to help catch a suspect who drove a car from their lot this week.

Image Capital City Nissan
Image Capital City Nissan

On their Facebook page, Capital City Nissan, 1980 SW Topeka Blvd, Topeka, offered a cash reward of $1,000 after a suspect stole a 2017 Infinity Q 60 on Monday. They posted security camera video of the suspect walking on the lot, getting into the car and driving away.

On Wednesday, deputies and detectives with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Danny Joseph Belisle Jr., 44, of Topeka at a residence located in the 17000 block of W. Road, south of Denison for felony possession of stolen property, according to sheriff Tim Morse.

Law enforcement officers located a 2017 Nissan Infinity that had been reported stolen from the car lot on Monday. The vehicle appeared to have been involved in an accident after it was stolen. Belisle remains in the Jackson County Jail, according to Morse.

He has over a dozen previous convictions that include kidnapping, theft, obstruction, fleeing law enforcement and for drugs, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections.