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Published April 01, 2011, 03:34 PM

Sheriff: GF Man Suspected in More Than 20 Thefts

The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department believes a 24-year-old man may be linked to more than 20 thefts in the area.

The Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department believes a 24-year-old man may be linked to more than 20 thefts in the area.

Robert Rodriguez Junior of Grand Forks is already charged with three counts of criminal mischief and three counts of theft of property.

Deputies say he broke into three soda machines in Northwood, damaging the machines and stealing money.

They also suspect Rodriguez was involved in other thefts in Grand Forks, Traill, Walsh, and Pembina Counties in North Dakota and in Minnesota's Marshall, Kittson, and Polk counties.

Investigators have found stolen snowmobiles from both states.

The Sheriff's Department says more arrests are likely.

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