Man accused of taking two vehicles from Saint Paul, Olmsted County arrested
(ABC 6 News) – A man accused of taking vehicles in Saint Paul and in Olmsted County has been arrested in Winona County.
The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office received a call from someone on the 16000 block of County Road 129 southeast in Dover Township around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday.
He told deputies a man driving a Toyota RAV4 had parked behind some trees and asked him for gas. The caller also told deputies there was a large amount of construction equipment in the back and the driver had tried to sell him some.
The caller gave the driver some gas and pointed him in the direction of a gas station in Eyota. The sheriff’s office said the caller followed the driver to the gas station and then to a home on the 3000 block of County Road 32 southeast and parked past the house.
Deputies ran the license plate on the RAV4 and found it had been stolen out of Saint Paul.
When deputies arrived at the home they located the RAV4 but no one was inside.
Deputies made contact with the property owner who was not home at the time but gave deputies permission to search the property.
The property owner had a dark-colored Jeep Wrangler registered in their name and that was not on the property. The owner said it was left unlocked and the keys were inside.
While deputies were searching the property they received a call from the Winona County Sheriff’s Office who had just pulled over and arrested the driver in a Jeep Wrangler. A backpack was also found inside the Jeep. Deputies searched it and located ammunition and other items.
The driver was identified as 36-year-old Moe Oo from Saint Paul.
Oo is facing several possible charges including felony motor vehicle theft, two counts of felony possession of stolen property, prohibited person in possession of ammunition and motor vehicle tampering.