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Published April 10, 2011, 02:59 PM

Pickup Stolen in GF, Devils Lake Man Charged

A Devils Lake man has been charged with theft of a vehicle after he stole it from a Grand Forks gas station parking lot, police say.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

A Devils Lake man has been charged with theft of a vehicle after he stole it from a Grand Forks gas station parking lot, police say.

The Grand Forks Police Department says a 1998 Chevy pickup was reportedly stolen at about 7:30 Sunday morning from the Sta-Mart on Gateway Drive.

Police say Kenneth A. Thompson, 28, was found by Border Patrol agents just an hour and a half later at a quarter mile west of Airport Road. Thompson was detained at about 9 a.m. and charged with theft.

Traffic on Highway 2 was affected for about 15 minutes.

The Grand Forks Police Department, County Sheriff Department, U.S. Border Patrol and the ND Highway Patrol were all involved in recovery of the vehicle and apprehension of the suspect.

The incident is under investigation.

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