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Crime briefs: Teens arrested in Iowa in stolen vehicle; Byron Jeep stolen

A round-up of crime reports from the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office.

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Two Olmsted County teenagers were arrested in Iowa on Tuesday after they were allegedly involved in vehicle pursuit in a stolen vehicle.

A 14-year-old girl from rural Oronoco and a 15-year-old boy from Rochester were arrested by the Iowa State Patrol.

The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office received a report about 5:45 a.m. Tuesday that a 2019 Honda HRV was stolen from a residence in the 9000 block of Olmsted County Road 3 Northwest in New Haven Township. The vehicle was parked in a garage. The keys were left in the unlocked vehicle in the open garage along with a wallet containing $175 in cash, according to Olmsted County Sheriff’s Capt. Scott Behrns.

Later Tuesday, the vehicle was involved in a pursuit with the Iowa State Patrol. The vehicle crashed and three occupants, the two teens and a third person, ran from the vehicle. The third person was not apprehended by law enforcement. It was not immediately known who was the driver of the stolen vehicle.

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The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of a Jeep from a residence in Byron on Tuesday morning.

A 33-year-old man reported about 7:20 a.m. Tuesday that his 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee was stolen overnight, according to Capt. Scott Behrns. The man said the vehicle was locked and no keys were in it.

The Jeep was found by its owner sitting by the roadside the 2300 block of County Road 104 about 2 p.m. The only visible damage to the Jeep was oil leaking from the engine, according to Behrns.


Emily Cutts is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. She joined the Post Bulletin in July 2018 after stints in Vermont and Western Massachusetts.
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