Eveleth Vehicle Theft Suspect Charged

By KBJR News 1

May 9, 2012 Updated May 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM CST

EVELETH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter)-- An Iron Range man faces four felony charges after vandalizing and stealing items inside two vehicles in a church parking lot.

Forty-eight-year-old, John Carl Pape faces felony counts including, felon in possession of a fire arm and theft of firearms.

He also faces financial transaction card fraud and 5th degree possession of methamphetamine.

The Eveleth Police department responded to a call of vehicle damage and theft in the United Christ Lutheran Church around 9:45 Sunday morning.

With a search warrant, officers report that they found several stolen items including guns, purses, cell phones and various forms of money in Pape's home.

Authorities say Pape is also a suspect in other thefts and burglaries throughout the area.

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