Danville police officers seized a large amount of stolen steel this morning and arrested a suspect.
About 12:40 a.m., Brian C. Montgomery, 24, of 266 Phillips Lane in Junction City, was arrested after a traffic stop in Danville, police said. Montgomery was allegedly driving a 1990 red Chevrolet pickup truck when an officer stopped him for not having taillights on his vehicle. Upon further investigation, two Danville police officers discovered a large amount of stolen steel in the bed of the truck. The steel, with an estimated value of less than $10,000, belongs to Norfolk Southern.
Montgomery was transported to Boyle County Detention Center and charged with receiving stolen property less than $10,000, possession of drug paraphernalia and no taillights. As of this morning, he was being held without bond pending an arraignment.
Any other law enforcement agencies working similar thefts are asked to call the Danville Police Department at (859) 238-1224 or (859) 238-1220.