Kennewick police arrested a 36-year-old man recently in connection to a series of gas thefts in the Tri-Cities.
Shawn M. Keeter was taken into custody after being seen at the Wal-Mart in Richland on Wednesday, a release said.
Investigators identified Keeter's vehicle, a 1979 Linde travel trailer with California license plates, as being involved in two of the gas thefts in Kennewick. Evidence found after police received a search warrant indicates the travel trailer was used in large-scale fuel thefts.
Authorities have reported in recent weeks of thousands of dollars in fuel being taken from transit vans provided by Ben Franklin Transit that are parked throughout the Tri-Cities.