3 Red Wing Residents Arrested for Alleged Theft, Drug Use

Created: 11/28/2012 1:00 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

Three people have been charged after police responded to an overdose call at the Blaine Best Buy parking lot.

Officers arrived at 300 Northtown Dr. N.E. around 8:34 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

According to the criminal complaint, they found 28-year-old Michael Joel Stucki of Red Wing slumped against a Pontiac Grand Prix and 23-year-old Jeremy Lucas Oliveria of Red Wing lying unconscious in the backseat. The driver was identified as 19-year-old Emily Katherine Carpenter of Red Wing.

Police say there were hypodermic needles on the floorboard of the vehicle and inside Carpenter’s purse. The needles contained heroin.

While searching the vehicle, police found multiple stolen items, including televisions, remote controls, monitors, a camera, and more. The cost of the items was about $1,062.64, according to the criminal complaint.

Officers learned some of the items were stolen by two men at the Burnsville Wal-Mart at 5:15 a.m. that same day. Surveillance footage identified Oliveria and Stucki as the suspects. The items that weren’t in the vehicle were reportedly pawned by Oliveria at the Inver Grove Heights Pawn America, according to a police investigation.

Stucki admitted to stealing the property from the Burnsville Wal-Mart, and Oliveria admitted to pawning some of the items. Carpenter admitted to being in the vehicle while the two men were stealing the items.  

Carpenter has been charged with a fifth degree controlled substance crime and receiving stolen property. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines on the substance charge and up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines on the stolen property charge.

Stucki and Oliveria have each been charged with receiving stolen property. If convicted, they each face up to five years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.