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Duluth Police: 4 Arrested for Motor Vehicle Tampering

Posted at: 10/24/2013 3:07 PM
Updated at: 10/24/2013 3:08 PM
By: Alan Hoglund
ahoglund@wdio.com



Duluth police have arrested four people this week for alleged motor vehicle tampering.

Authorities responded to a call of an unwanted person on the 1600 block of East 1st Street at 7:33 on Monday morning. They said a 17-year-old male fled on foot and was arrested after a lengthy chase involving several officers.

Investigation revealed he and a 15-year-old male prowled a vehicle in the North Shore State Trail parking lot on the previous Saturday after running away from a local residential facility, according to authorities. They said officers found a cell phone on each male stolen during the vehicle prowl.

Authorities said the 17-year-old was arrested for Escape from Custody, Theft, Possession of Stolen Property, Motor Vehicle Tampering, Fleeing a Police Officer on Foot, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Synthetic Marijuana. They said the 15-year -old was arrested for Escape from Custody, Theft, Possession of Stolen Property and Motor Vehicle Tampering.

In a separate incident at 10:02 on Tuesday night, authorities said they responded to the report of two males who had entered a vehicle on the 200 block of Parkland Avenue. They said officers and a K9 started a track from the vehicle which led to two suspects. They are identified as 28-year-old Erik Richard Domas, and a 30-year-old male.

Authorities said in 2013 Domas has been formally charged in St. Louis County with three counts of Burglary, Theft, Assault, Damage to Property, Possession of Burglary Tools and Misdemeanor Theft and Motor Vehicle Tampering.

They said the 30-year-old has the following convictions in Minnesota: Simple Robbery, Assault, Criminal Sexual Conduct, Burglary, and Trespass.