Police: Man tried to sell stolen truck

NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- Police say a city man tried to sell a stolen pickup truck back to its owner.
Mark Stotts, 44, of South Street, was arrested Friday night at P.O. Lunch on Jefferson Street and faces charges of theft and receiving stolen property.
Police said he demanded $200 for a red and white Chevy truck from the truck's owner. The truck had been reported stolen on Oct. 11 to Pennsylvania State Police.
The owner said the truck was taken from his job site somewhere outside the city. New Castle police did not know the location of the job site.
The truck owner said he was contacted Friday by Stotts, who said he would return the truck for $200. Stotts said he was only trying to collect reward money for returning the truck. He told police he took the truck keys from a bar after hearing a man and woman bragging about stealing the truck.
Stotts' preliminary hearing is set for 11:45 a.m. Oct. 26 before District Justice Melissa Amodie.