TRF man charged with vehicle theft

A Thief River Falls man was arrested for vehicle theft after he was found sleeping in the vehicle Sunday, July 16.

Tyler Lyle Hanson, 32, Thief River Falls, has been charged with felony motor vehicle theft in Red Lake County, according to Red Lake County Sheriff Mitch Bernstein.

In Pennington County, he has charges pending for driving while impaired.

Bernstein said the charges stem from a report of a vehicle theft shortly after midnight Sunday, July 16 in the city of Plummer.

A 2007 Chevy HHR had been stolen. About nine hours later, the Thief River Falls Police Department located the vehicle in the parking lot of Greenwood Crossing. Hanson was found sleeping inside.

He was arrested at that time. The vehicle has since been returned to the owner.

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