City Hall Squatters?
St. Cloud City Hall re-opened this morning after police evacuated, locked-down and searched the building yesterday.
They were looking for squatters — one or two people living in the building’s ductwork.
They didn’t find anyone. But they’re looking at whether squatters may have been linked to recent burglaries at City Hall.
Police continue to search for a man who was found in a city hall utility room area yesterday, then ran from the building. They have eyewitness descriptions and surveillance tape.
Last weekend, police say someone broke into city hall, ransacked the place and took small, low-value items. Now police wonder if those burglaries were literally an inside job — linked to squatters living in the building.