Two teens are accused in Becker County Juvenile Court of stealing a car and using it to lead police on a high-speed chase.
Thayian Christopher Greenfeather, 16, of Ponsford, is charged with felony car theft.
Xander Charles Fox-Pina, 17, of Park Rapids, is charged with felony fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and gross misdemeanor third-degree property damage (causing between $501 and $1,000 worth of damage).
According to court records, on June 28 White Earth police officers that were looking for a black Chevrolet Suburban in the Pine Point area spotted it at Pine Point Road and Rush Lake Road.
Fox-Pina, who was driving, then led them on a high-speed chase through all sorts of terrain, across fields and down country roads. The Suburban made contact with a pursuing officer’s squad car at the end of the chase.
Fox-Pina told officers he didn’t pull over and stop because he was “told not to,” by passengers.
One of those passengers was Greenfeather, who is accused of stealing the Suburban from a Moorhead auto dealership a day or two earlier, after seeing the keys in the center console and finding the vehicle unlocked. He told officers he drove it home to Becker County.
At a detention hearing June 30, Fox-Pina was released to the custody of his mother and Greenfeather was ordered to remain at the West Central Regional Juvenile Center in Moorhead.
2 DL men accused of storage unit break-in
Two men are accused of breaking into a storage unit in Becker County.
Andrew Ira Olerud Jr., 35, of rural Detroit Lakes has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony third-degree burglary and felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.
John Theodore Stone, 33, of rural Detroit Lakes was charged with felony third-degree burglary
According to court records, on June 28 a law enforcement officer saw two people enter a storage unit. Broken glass was found outside the unit’s garage door, and the two were found inside. Olerud had a car emblem and an agate from the building in his possession. The unit’s owner said they had not been given permission to be there. A wallet with Olerud’s identification inside was also found to contain about a quarter-gram of meth. Both men were arrested on warrants.
On June 30, District Judge Gretchen Thilmony set cash bail for Olerud at $2,000 or bond at $20,000, with standard conditions of release, or bond at $40,000 with no conditions.
Bail for Stone was set at $1,000 or bond at $10,000, with standard conditions of release, or bond at $30,000 with no conditions.