GPS leads authorities to stolen ATV and methamphetamine

Todd Walker Photo: Olmsted County Adult Detention Center. Todd Walker

Updated: October 09, 2019 10:48 AM
Created: October 09, 2019 10:18 AM

(ABC 6 News) --The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office was helping the Fillmore County Sheriff's Office find a stolen ATV, when they said they also found methamphetamine in a home. 

On Monday, October 7, Olmsted County deputies were helping find that stolen ATV, which was a Polaris Ranger that was taken from a construction site on 161 Ave near Fillmore County Road 2. It was inside an enclosed trailer, which was also stolen. 


The company that owns the equipment had a GPS on the ATV, and authorities tracked it to a home on the 8400 block of Mechanic St. NW in Genoa in Olmsted County. 

According to Olmsted County Sheriff's Captain Scott Behrns, when deputies got out there, they found the stolen property. The Fillmore County Sheriff's Office also got a search warrant for the home to find boots to match prints found at the site where the equipment was stolen from. While carrying that search warrant out, Capt. Behrns said deputies saw 8.44 grams of methamphetamine "in plain sight." 

Authorities arrested 54-year-old Todd Walker who lives there. He's facing charges of possession of stolen property and 5th-degree controlled substance. Walker allegedly told deputies he was "given the meth for storing the trailer." 

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