A St. Paul man was sentenced Friday to nearly four years in prison for stealing 35 cars in the span of five weeks with a flatbed tow truck. The Anoka County Attorney’s office says James Chester Jennings, 51, was convicted of five counts of auto theft, and he was ordered to pay $73,609 to the victims of his crimes.
The Minneapolis Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a violin worth thousands of dollars that was taken during a theft from a vehicle on Monday. On the day of the theft, the victim made stops on the 2700 block of Lyndale Avenue South and near the area of 38th Street and Pleasant Avenue South between 3 and 3:30 p.m.
A St. Paul man is in police custody after stealing an ice cream truck from a gas station of Wednesday.
At first glance, the cars in a lot off Brooklyn Boulevard may look old or forgotten. But to Kelly Buttler and Cars for Courage, they represent a new chance. So, she was shocked when a thief stole a car directly from their lot.
A 40-year-old man is accused of breaking into an underground Minneapolis parking garage, breaking into cars and stealing items, according to charges filed in Hennepin County Court on Friday.
A woman who lost her dad to cancer says she feels like she lost him again after a thief stole her backpack containing his ashes.
Amy Ernsberger says the incident happened after she parked outside Sweeney’s in St. Paul to meet her friend.
Before she walked inside, she placed her backpack inside her trunk. She thinks someone was watching, because when she came out, the window was broken, the seat down and her backpack gone.
“Before he had passed away, he had asked myself and my siblings to take him on adventures after he died,” Ernsberger said.
Her brothers have already taken him to South America and Africa. On Sunday, she was set to take him skydiving.
Now, she is hoping the thief has a heart and returns the only piece of her father she has left.
She says that the ashes are in a clear 6-inch cigar tube with a bumble bee on it.
St. Paul Police are cautioning the public that burglaries do go up in the summer months and drivers should take their valuables with them.