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Fugitive Gang Member From Maryland Arrested In St. Cloud

A fugitive gang member from Baltimore, Maryland was arrested in St. Cloud yesterday after the FBI learned he was staying at a Waite Park apartment. 29-year-old Carlos Lizama who is a member of the violent MS-13 gang was wanted for his participation in a double murder in Maryland on January 8th, 2006.

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Authorities Investigate Burglaries Along Upper Spunk Lake

Someone has been breaking into cabins along Upper Spunk Lake Road in Avon Township. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says three break-ins have been reported near the public access area of Upper Spunk Lake.

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Over 320 Pounds Of Unused Prescription Drugs Collected In Stearns County

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says they collected over 320 pounds of unused prescription drugs last Saturday. Their drug take back program was held at three sites. It was organized by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Additional Charges Filed Against Fleeing Driver In Wrong-Way Fatal Crash

The Stearns County Attorney's Office has filed additional charges against a Waite Park man who killed two people and seriously injured another while fleeing police.

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Holdingford Man Hurt In Dirt Bike Crash

A 19-year-old Holdingford man was hurt while riding his dirt bike. John Ebhardt was driving the bike on a track when he lost control, pitching it forward.

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Stearns County Jail photo of Timothy Gilles
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UPDATE – Police Release Names of Victims In Fatal Crash During Police Chase, Baby has Now Also Died

Bail has been set at $1.5 million for 22-year-old Timothy Gilles. The Stearns County Attorney's Office charged Gilles with Fleeing A Police Officer in a Motor Vehicle Resulting in Death.

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Man Killed During Police Chase In St. Cloud, Waite Park

A police chase in St. Cloud ended tragically. St. Cloud police say the incident started at about 5:00 p.m. yesterday (Friday) when officers with the Central Minnesota Drug Task Force asked for help stopping a vehicle.

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St. Augusta Man, And His Mom, Arrested For Alleged Assault On Deputy

A St. Augusta man -- and his mom -- have been arrested for fighting with a Sheriff's Deputy. The Sheriff's Department received a call about an ATV on the caller's property just before 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

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Melrose Man Hurt When Vehicle Hits Tree

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One man was hurt when the vehicle he was driving left the road and struck a tree. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says the incident happened at about 3:00 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday) in Grove Township -- about 1 1/2 miles northeast of Greenwald. 39-year-old Rafael Rodriguez of Melrose was taken to the Melrose hospital for treatment. 39-year-old Rafael Rodriguez of Melrose was taken to the Melrose hospital for treatment.

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Stearns County Deputies Arrest Alleged Drunk Snowmobiler

A 25-year-old Bowlus man was arrested for allegedly driving his snowmobile drunk. Deputies with the Stearns County Sheriff's Department received a report of a possible drunk driver riding his sled out of St. Stephen just after 12:30 a.m. this (Wednesday) morning.

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