Deputies set up perimeter in Albertville to nab suspect

Sheriff Joe Hagerty reports that on Thursday, Jan. 17th at 5:20 a.m., a Wright County Deputy on routine patrol discovered a stolen truck and trailer from Medina, Minn., abandoned near 57th Street NE and Kalland Ave NE in the City of Albertville.

Deputies developed information on a suspicious person that had been observed in the vicinity of the stolen vehicle and subsequently a perimeter was set up in the area where the vehicle was recovered to search for the suspect with the assistance of a Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit. As a result of that search, Randy Peterson, 45, of Spring Lake Park was arrested and charged with flee police officer on foot and theft.

Peterson was also booked on Anoka County warrants for fleeing police in a motor vehicle and 5th degree controlled substance violation.

The incident remains under investigation by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office and the Medina Police Department. Peterson has not been connected with the recovered stolen vehicle at this point in the investigation.