Samuel Cabildo Nicolas, 33, Little Falls, was charged April 17, with one felony count of receiving stolen property by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.
On Feb. 28, the Little Falls Police Department received a report of a 1997 Pontiac Grand Am stolen from the victim’s garage.
A report was later received from two witnesses who saw the car in southeast Little Falls. They followed it and the saw the driver park the car and run into the woods.
When officers arrived, they could not find the suspect.
Later information led the police to St. Gabriel’s Hospital where a surveillance video showed Nicolas. A hospital employee was shown a photo line-up and she allegedly confirmed Nicolas as the person who entered the hospital and left in a taxi.
Contact was made with Nicolas who, according to the criminal complaint, said, “I have been awake for the last three days hopped up on meth. I woke up this morning with no shoes, a pedal bike that isn’t mine and $8 in my wallet.” He refused to meet with law enforcement to give a statement.
If convicted, Nicolas faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine.