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Suspected car thief led police on a chase May 30

Stealing a car typically works better if the person you steal from isn't able to give police your home address.

20-year-old Nathan Allen Guck faces charges that include theft, fleeing a police officer and receiving stolen property after he reportedly drove off from a May 30 bonfire party in Hampton Township with a vehicle that did not belong to him.

The car was reported stolen around 4 a.m. The owner identified Guck and told police where they could find him. Hastings police spotted the car a short time later. When the officer activated his siren Guck sped away and led police on a chase through the city. Guck escaped police, but officers found him later at his father's house.

Guck told police he'd taken the truck because he was having problems with a girl and couldn't get a ride home.

The felony charge of auto theft carries a maximum sentence of five years and a maximum fine of $10,000. A felony charge of fleeing a police officer has a maximum sentence of 90 days and a maximum fine of $1,000.

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen

Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.

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