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Lake County Past: Boy, 9, held as a car thief

Lake County Past, from the Lake County News-Chronicle archives1 / 2
Steve McInerny2 / 2

Nov. 25, 1943

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Dec. 2, 1943

Boy, 9, held as a car thief

A 9-year-old Two Harbors, Minn., boy who escaped from Red Wing state training school was arrested by St. Paul police today after a car he had stolen shortly before was involved in an accident on Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul.

Following his escape yesterday, a car was reported stolen in Red Wing. It was later found in Hastings, where another automobile was taken.

The latter machine was found abandoned today in Mounds Park, St. Paul.

At 8 a.m. Frank Drimmel of St. Paul reported his car, in which he had left his keys, was stolen, about a half-mile from where the Hastings machine was found.

Forty-five minutes later, police investigated the accident on Kellogg Boulevard and had apprehended the boy, who had been driving Drimmel's car when it struck the machine of Walter Hammeld of St. Paul.

The boy, held in St. Paul city jail, told the police he ran away because he was homesick. He presumably was headed for Two Harbors.

State highway patrol officials said his record includes an estimated dozen car thefts. He ran away from the state public school in Owatonna several times previously, they said.

Dec. 5, 1968

On All-State Team

Steve McInerny the 6-foot-6, 210-pound running back on offense and defensive linebacker this year for the champion Agate football team, was named on the defensive unit of the All-State high school team.

This marks the first time a Two Harbors high school player has placed on the all-state team. Other Agate gridders getting honorable mentions include Dean Gelineau, Jerry Ohlund, Mark MacDonald, Tim Miller, Bob Entzion and Bob Anderson.