Another vehicle also was parked at the residence which police confirmed was stolen as well, the affidavit stated.
The homeowner at the residence signed a search waiver for police to look for keys to the stolen vehicles. The police located one set of keys for one of the Ford pickups, which led to Gage admitting to police he drove both stolen vehicles to the location and parked them.
The police officer noted in the affidavit that both stolen vehicles could start without a key being placed in the ignition.
“Often, vehicle thefts help investigators uncover further criminal activity,” the release stated. “There were eight individuals arrested in connection to this theft on various charges, including possession of stolen vehicles, numerous drug charges and outstanding warrants.”