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Man Admits to Stealing Car from Wright County Hotel

Twenty-four-year-old Joshua Stuart Vossen. - Photo: Anoka County Sheriff's Office

A 24-year-old man has been charged with theft after admitting to stealing a car from a hotel, committing a gas drive off, and crashing the vehicle into a fence.

Blaine officers were called to Cedar Creek Apartments on the 11700 block of Third Street Northeast around 4:30 a.m. Monday after a caller witnessed two men digging around inside a vehicle.

Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Accused Mendota Heights Cop Killer

Jury selection has started in the trial of a man accused of shooting and killing a Mendota Heights police officer during a traffic stop last July.

Police: St. Cloud Man Arrested after Chase

38-year-old Desmond Lamart Jones - Photo: Stearns County Jail

A St. Cloud man is in jail after allegedly leading police on a chase early Sunday morning.

Officers say they stopped a vehicle on the 500 block of First Street South around 2:11 a.m. Sunday. The driver allegedly fled, and police chased him for about four blocks before the driver put the vehicle in park and fled on foot, police say.

Police: St. Cloud Man Intentionally Set Sock on Fire after Argument

William Richard Hoglund - Photo: Stearns County Jail

A St. Cloud man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after police say he intentionally lit his sock on fire after an argument with a neighbor over the use of a communal dryer.

The St. Cloud Fire Department was called to the 1200 block of 15th Street North around 8:47 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a fire at the apartment complex.

Cold Spring Man Arrested for DWI after Allegedly Hitting Gas Line

Thirty-two-year-old Kyle Justin Buros of Cold Spring - Photo: Stearns County Jail

A Cold Spring man was arrested after hitting a gas line in a ditch and leaving the scene, Stearns County Sheriff's Office said.

Law Enforcement Warns of 'Sophisticated' Phone Scam

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The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office has a warning for Minnesotans about a scam involving fake IRS workers.

The sheriff’s office says people posing as IRS employees have been targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, and have swindled at least one person out of $2,000.

Grand Rapids Man Pleads Guilty in St. Cloud Break-in, Assault

Twenty-one-year-old Corey Becker of Grand Rapids - Photo: Stearns County Jail

A Grand Rapids man has pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder after breaking into a stranger's house in St. Cloud and beating and choking him.
    
Corey Becker also pleaded guilty Monday to one count of kidnapping in Stearns County. The 21-year-old says he doesn't remember anything about the June incident because he was drunk.