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Stearns County Deputy Uses Technology to Catch Burglary Suspect
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Stearns County Deputy Uses Technology to Catch Burglary Suspect

Stearns County is using thermal imaging in squad cars.  I was joined by Stearns County Sheriff Steve Soyka to talk about this.  He says they've added this technology within the last two years and recently used this to find and arrest a burglary suspect in the Albany area.  Soyka explains there was a burglary in progress a couple of weeks ago to a pole shed north of Albany.  He says the home owner has motion detected lights and saw someone actively try to break into the shed at 3:00 in the morning.  A Stearns County deputy was nearby and located the suspect hiding in the woods using the thermal imaging technology.  Soyka indicates the deputy probably wouldn't have been able to find this person without the technology.  He says the suspect had the stolen property on them.The thermal imagin...