Alpena Man Charged with Unlawful Driving Away, Stealing a Vehicle

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An Alpena man faces up to 5 years in prison after being accused of stealing a car.

State police arrested Ryan Johnston on Oct. 15.

Troopers say it all started in July when a woman reported her car was stolen from her garage.

Alpena police found the vehicle at a local business the same day.

They were also investigating a different stolen vehicle complaint.

Investigators determined the incidents were connected and issued a warrant for Johnston.

He’s charged with stealing a vehicle and unlawful driving away.

Johnston will be back in court next week.