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Fleet Farm felon

The new Fleet Farm store had only been in Sioux City a month and a half before a theft was reported.

Robert Smith, 20, of Bronson, Iowa, was arrested Nov 19 on a charge of first-degree theft, a class C felony. He allegedly stole thousands from his employer, Fleet Farm, the outdoors-oriented retailer that opened its Sunnybrook Drive store Aug. 17. 

According to a complaint filed in the case, Smith began taking cash from a cash register at the store on Sept. 30 and continued to take money from cash registers on a daily basis, stealing a total of $14,805.32.

A preliminary hearing was set for Nov. 30 in Woodbury County District Court.

Don't mess with Selena Vasquez

A Sioux City woman was arrested in Osceola County, Iowa, after crashing a stolen automobile into a sheriff's department cruiser. 

According to a news release from the Osceola County Sheriff's Department, on Nov. 21, authorities responded to a report of an reckless driver going northbound on U.S. Highway 60. The driver was in a vehicle that had been reported stolen from Columbia Heights, Minn.

During the pursuit, Selena Renee Vasquez, 20, of Sioux City, crashed into the patrol car, causing minor injuries to the deputy. Vasquez was arrested on three felony charge of eluding, second-degree theft and assault with a dangerous weapon. 

Two passengers, Matthew Thomas White, 28, of Minneapolis, and Alicia Mae Dahl, 29, of Minneapolis, were also each charged with second-degree theft.

All three were booked into the Osceola County Jail. The investigation is ongoing and the sheriff's release said additional charges are likely.

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