St. Cloud Police Arrest Car Theft Suspect
ST. CLOUD -- St. Cloud Police arrested a Warroad man Wednesday morning, who allegedly stole a vehicle.
Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton says an off duty officer saw a vehicle that had been reported stolen near the intersection of 8th Street and 25th Avenue North shortly before 11:00 a.m. When on-duty officers came to the scene they tried to stop the stolen vehicle, which had traveled to the intersection of 9th Avenue and 8th Street North. Police say the driver of the vehicle refused to pull over.
During a short pursuit the stolen vehicle drove into a squad car causing the stolen vehicle to stop. Both vehicles had minor damage and no one was hurt.
The driver of the stolen vehicle, 35-year-old Bounkeng Sinthavong was arrested and taken to the Stearns County Jail where he faces felony theft and vehicle pursuit charges.