MINNEAPOLIS (TBEN) – Officers investigating the theft of catalytic converters on Saturday night in St. Paul arrested two people in a car after finding an open bottle of alcohol, a handgun and an 11-year-old girl inside the vehicle.
The St. Paul Police Department said officers stopped the car near the intersection of 7th Street and Johnson Parkway in the city’s Parkway-Greenbrier neighborhood. The 11-year-old girl was returned to her guardian.
Police said the driver of the car, 20, had alcohol on his breath and there was an open bottle on the floor of the car. Officers also found a handgun under one of the car seats.
The driver and his 36-year-old passenger were arrested. Police said the driver was currently facing 12 ongoing felony cases.