Minnesota Police Department Just Arrested Serial Criminal Who Was Stealing Gifts in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin

Not sure if you heard the latest Christmas news but a serial criminal has been showing up at houses in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.  Every time he shows up, gifts that are under the tree are stolen.  Kids end up screaming (literally!) and amazingly, these crimes are all being caught on video, which has been very helpful in finally getting this obnoxious thief behind bars.

We don't typically post individuals who have been arrested on social media, but today we have an exception.
At approximately 2:06 P.M. on Monday, December 12, 2022, deputies with the Anoka County Sheriff's Office arrested a well known menace to the holiday season. For too long, he has disguised himself as Santa Claus, and then breaks into homes to steal everything.


Booking Information:
Name - Grinch,

The Charges - Identity theft and burglary

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Sheriff Stuart states "It's sad when some choose a path that is counter to being a productive member of society. We hope that in this case, the suspect may find the opportunity to pause, reflect and allow his heart to grow and embrace the Christmas spirit. "


Mr. Grinch will be spending the holiday season at the Anoka County Jail to ensure all families have a wonderful time of year! 🎄🎁❄ - Anoka County Sheriff's Office Facebook Page

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Rochester, Minnesota's Porch Pirate Still On The Run With Priceless, Sentimental Package

Although the Grinch has been very busy in homes throughout the Midwest, it is not the criminal in this case.  In November, a package was stolen in Rochester and sadly, it contained extremely sentimental items that are priceless.

Rochester, Minnesota Woman Pleading For Stolen Sentimental Items To Be Returned

On November 17th, 2022, a package was stolen in Rochester, Minnesota on 15th Street. The owner is asking for the following items to be returned as they are precious memories and items of a family member who recently passed away.

If you see these items anywhere or know where they are, the owner would love to have these returned, no questions asked. If you happen to see the items below somewhere and aren't sure how to reach the owner, feel free to send me an e-mail at jessica.williams@townsquaremedia.com and I can help make the connection so the items can be returned.

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