Man charged for stealing vehicle, fleeing police
A Minneapolis man has been charged for stealing a vehicle and fleeing police, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Tuesday.
Cody Jarosz, 29, faces four counts for his involvement in an auto theft, fleeing police, and receiving stolen property. At the time these offenses occurred, Jarosz was prohibited from carrying a weapon, and was also charged with felon in possession. Jarosz is also a suspect in an Isanti County burglary.
Jarosz is scheduled to make his first appearance Feb. 1 at 1:30 p.m.
According to the criminal complaint, on Jan. 30, Bloomington police received a call regarding a vehicle parked on the 6500 block of Cecilia Circle. The caller indicated that the truck was not supposed to be there, and it was parked in front of a residence that was recently burglarized.
Upon arrival, police found Jarosz sitting in the driver’s seat of the truck. They attempted to block him in with their squad cars, but he started ramming their vehicles and was able to speed off, the complaint states.
Police attempted a trained maneuver with their cars to stop Jarosz, but he was again able to skirt those efforts, and got on Interstate 494. Jarosz eventually exited the highway at Dodd Road, and police were able to stop him through the same trained maneuver they previously attempted, the complaint continues.
When officers apprehended Jarosz, they found a .22 caliber Ruger and a spare loaded magazine in the vehicle. The gun Jarosz had appeared to match one stolen in a burglary in Isanti County. In addition, the 2005 Chevrolet Silverado Jarosz was caught in was stolen from a Brooklyn Park car dealership, the complaint says. Jarosz would go on to admit these thefts to investigators once he was in custody.
Keys for numerous vehicles, as well as license plates, were also found in the truck when Jarosz was arrested.
Jarosz currently has pending cases in Hennepin County for felon in possession, burglary, and fleeing police in a motor vehicle.
View the criminal complaint for Cody Jarosz (PDF)