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Ian A. Johengen, 31, of Versailles, was arrested by state police from the Collins Barracks Wednesday on charges of falsely reporting the theft of his 2009 Dodge Ram pickup truck from in front of his home sometime early on Saturday.
Troopers found that truck actually had been impounded by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office Saturday morning after it was found abandoned and extensively damaged on Versailles Plank Road on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation.
State police said they determined that Johengen was the sole occupant of his truck and had been driving it when it was involved in a property damage accident on Oct. 13.
Johengen was arrested for making a false written statement and falsely reporting an incident in the third degree. He is due to appear in Perrysburg Town Court on Oct. 25.