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Baxter man sought in connection with Wadena thefts

A man wanted for crimes in Crow Wing County is now also being sought in connection with the theft of copper and brass from the Wadena-Deer Creek school construction site.

According to court documents, Clinton York Janowiak, 24, of Baxter, has been charged with receiving stolen property, even though Janowiak is not in custody and is still being sought by police.

Janowiak is accused of stealing 430 pounds of copper worth around $5,000. The incident happened sometime prior to Dec. 27, 2011.