Two Thefts Last Week In St Joseph

Two separate thefts occurred last week in St Joseph involving a vehicle from a motel parking lot and cash from a parked car at a business.  34 year old Rene Thomas stole a vehicle last Thursday from the Motel 6 parking lot and led police on a high speed chase that reached up to 100 MPH.  42 year old Earl Trauernicht stole nearly $750 from a car in the Altec parking lot last Wednesday.  A warrant has been issued for Thomas’ arrest and Trauernicht is being held on $10,000 bond.