HAVERHILL TOWNSHIP – A Chatfield man was arrested Thursday morning after he was allegedly found with a stolen vehicle and stolen license plates.

Deputies with the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office were called shortly before 7 a.m. Thursday to the 2500 block of Hadley Valley Road Northeast for a suspicious circumstance, Sgt. James Schueller said.

A man who works as a caretaker for a property in that area found an unknown man on the property and a vehicle stuck in the mud. Around the vehicle was a "bunch of mail," according to Schueller.

The caretaker called law enforcement. Deputies located 37-year-old Daniel Christopher Hill in a wooded area on the property. Hill allegedly told police a woman was driving, not him, but law enforcement found the car keys in his pocket, Schueller said.

The vehicle had Wisconsin plates that did not match the vehicle they were on. When deputies ran the vehicle's VIN and contacted its register owner, they learned that the owner tried to report the vehicle stolen last month but was unable to do so, Schueller said.

Hill was taken to the hospital for dehydration before being transported to the Adult Detention Center. He could face charges of possession of stolen property and use of cancelled/stolen/revoked plates. More charges may be possible as the vehicle was found full of property that likely did not belong to Hill.

Public Safety Reporter

Emily is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. A Minnesota native, Emily worked at two newspapers in New England before returning to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in July 2018.