Man arrested, suspected of stealing gas in multiple counties

A Clio man is arrested after police say he could be behind dozens of fuel thefts spanning several counties.

Frankenmuth Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 7900 block of South Block Road.

That's when officials discovered a red van with 16-five gallon red gasoline containers inside.

The suspect was observed in a nearby field and tried to flee the scene but was caught by police a short time later.

The 52-year-old man is believed to be connected with fuel thefts in multiple counties.

The suspect is being held in the Saginaw County Jail on assault charges from earlier this year.