Shoplifting Arrest Leads to the End of Metro Area Crime Spree
At 6:45 AM, Wednesday 11 May 2016 Chaska officers responded to a shoplifting report at a local Super America station, on Crystal Lane in Chaska.
Officers encounter four adult males, one of whom was the alleged shoplifter near the store location, in a car. Responding Chaska officers were Sergeant Mike Duzan, Officer Lee Meyer, and Officer Joe Carlson.
Very quickly evidence was observed that implicated the group as suspects in a residential burglary and an armed robbery, among other crimes, that had occurred overnight in other metro area jurisdictions.
The Chaska shoplifting suspect has been booked into the Carver County Jail. Three others are in the custody of other metro area police agencies.
None of the suspects lived in Chaska, and it is unknown why they were here. Adding to the “mystery” of their being in Chaska is that fact that the suspects had money, thus no need to steal a pack of cigarettes. Thus, the freedom of these four went up in smoke.