Possible Local Crime Spree Ended after Shoplifters are Busted with Heroin.

(Mankato, MN) – A Minneapolis woman is facing drug possession charges in Blue Earth County after allegedly taking heroin shoplifting.

According to police reports, 36-year-old Patricia St. Clair of Minneapolis was shoplifting in the Mankato Scheels with three other people last Wednesday. Scheels loss prevention personal picked up the three woman and one man because of suspicious behavior. A police search of the individuals turned up two small tins filled with a substance that tested positive for heroin and $185 dollars worth of merchandise.

The merchandise was entirely made up of youth girls clothing.

Southern Minnesota News could not find charges filed in this case against the other three individuals. In the criminal complaint, the these three were denoted as possibly being minors. Police also reported one of the loss prevention personnel thought St. Clair and others may have been participating in “an organized crime spree.”

A search of St. Clair’s criminal history showed around ten theft related convictions and several outstanding arrest warrants.


None of St. Clair’s prior convictions were in Blue Earth County. Picture from: Blue Earth County Jail Roster

-Ahren Backman/Afternoon Reporter


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