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Published June 25, 2012, 03:46 PM

GF Man Charged With Stealing Motorcycle

A Grand Forks man has been accused of a felony charge of stealing a motorcycle. A deputy noticed Chris Patrick Poling driving a black motorcycle similar to one stolen recently in the area.

By: Forum Communications,

A Grand Forks man has been accused of a felony charge of stealing a motorcycle.

According to a news release from the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy surveilling an area about a mile northwest of the Grand Forks International Airport in the early morning Saturday spotted Chris Patrick Poling driving a black motorcycle similar to one stolen recently in the area.

The bike’s serial number matched that of the stolen vehicle and Poling, 24, was arrested on a charge of possessing stolen property. He also was cited for driving with a revoked license, according to the sheriff’s department.

Besides the motorcycle, three all-terrain vehicles had been stolen in the same area in the past few weeks. His arrest led to the recover of the three ATVs as well as other stolen items, according to the sheriff’s department.

Poling, who graduated from Senior High School in East Grand Forks and has lived in Alvarado, Minn., faces a C felony charge of theft, which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison; he also faces a Class A misdemeanor charge of driving on a suspended license under a city warrant.

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