Dec 22, 2014

Archived: St. Cloud Police Arrest One In Connection To Burglary, One Man Still At Large

One man is in custody and another is on the loose in connection to a burglary early Saturday morning.

St. Cloud Police Sergeant Jason Burke says officers were called to a possible burglary in progress in the 600 block of 8th Avenue South around 7:40 a.m. Saturday morning. The caller had told dispatch they had seen two men trying to get into several homes in that block.

Police found the men and arrested 20-year-old Montate Caprice Thomas after a short foot chase. During their investigation, officers recovered evidence that led them to believe Thomas had a connection to a burglary earlier this year in the 500 block of 8th Avenue South. In that burglary, the victim, a 21-year-old woman, was at home.

Thomas is being held at the Stearns County Jail on charges of first degree burglary. Police are still trying to identify the second man.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-251-1200 or Tri-County Crimestoppers at 320-255-1301.

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