Local News | May 7, 2012
Back on April 14th, the Meeker County Sheriff’s received multiple reports of thefts from vehicles from the Dassel and Darwin areas. Meeker County investigators recovered some of the stolen items from pawn shops in the St. Cloud area, and a suspect has been arrested.
The Wright County Sheriff’s Office had similar thefts during the same time. As a result, 19-year-old Cody Todd Welte of Cokato was arrested and is currently in the Wright County Jail.
On May 3rd, Welte admitted to involvement with the Dassel and Darwin thefts, and is pending formal charges through the Meeker County Attorney’s Office in connection with these incidents. Additional stolen property is still being discovered and the status of this investigation is currently active and ongoing.