Woman linked to multiple thefts arrested in Stewartville

(ABC 6 News) – The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office said a woman connected to multiple thefts has been arrested.

Deputies along with the Southeast Minnesota Violent Crime Enforcement Team served a knock and announce warrant at a home in the 400 block of Main Street S in Stewartville Wednesday just after 2 p.m.

The sheriff’s office made an announcement at the home but received no answer and went inside. The sheriff’s office said a man was sitting in the living room and a woman walked into the living room when they entered.

The woman, 40-year-old Lisa Phillips of Stewartville was placed under arrest and law enforcement searched the home.

Inside, deputies located controlled substances throughout the home as well as items linked to several previously reported thefts in Kasson and Rochester. Items included a Coach Purse, MacBook computer, miscellaneous tools, a second laptop and Apple Airpods. The sheriff’s office said she is linked to at least three theft cases.

Philips was searched again after arriving at the Olmsted County Adult Detention Center where nearly 7 grams of suspected meth was found on her.

Phillips is facing possible charges of 2nd-degree controlled substance sales, 3rd-degree controlled substance possession, possession of stolen property and introduction of contraband into a correction facility.

The man present at the home during the knock and announce warrant is not facing any charges.