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Minnesota man arrested in Dickinson, faces 4 felony charges

Toby E. White was arrested in Dickinson after midnight on Sunday, and faces multiple serious charges relating to drugs, theft and firearms.

Toby Eugene White
Toby White, 40, of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, is pictured.
Contributed / Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center
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DICKINSON — A Brooklyn Park, M.N., man, was arrested and charged with a litany of serious offenses following an investigatory stop after midnight on Sunday in Dickinson.

Toby Eugene White, 40, has been formally charged with the four Class C felonies and five misdemeanors. The respective charges include burglary, possession of a short barrel weapon, prohibited possession of firearm by felon, theft of property, possession of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine paraphernalia, theft of property, fictitious registration and possession of marijuana.

A court document obtained by The Dickinson Press alleges that he unlawfully entered the garage of a Dickinson resident's home with intent to steal property, and that he was in possession of a shotgun illegally modified to have a barrel shorter than 16 inches or an overall length of less than 26 inches. It also states that he stole a 1994 Chevy S10 pickup with an approximate value of $1,000.

Police were originally called to the Hawthorne Suites hotel at approximately 12:30 a.m. to speak with a female hitch-hiker who had been riding with White and allegedly observed him perform multiple crimes, including theft.

Officers located White and his vehicle a few hours later in the 1400 block of Roughrider Blvd. near the West Ridge Apartment complex. An on-scene investigation yielded evidence of illegal firearms possession by a felon and possession of stolen property.

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The Stark County Sheriff’s Office deployed a drug detection canine on the vehicle White was driving, resulting in the location of marijuana, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The paraphernalia included a glass smoking device used for methamphetamine. He also had an active warrant for his arrest out of Crow Wing County, M.N., for possession of narcotics.

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The Dickinson Police Department announced that Joshua S. Floyd, 36, faces felony charges of theft, burglary and robbery for allegedly robbing a Dickinson gas station in 2016 and stealing a vehicle in 2021.

In the immediate vicinity of the stop, the Chevrolet pickup truck reported stolen from Menards the prior evening was also located. White is believed to have a connection to that theft as well.

White remains in custody at the Southwest Multi-County Correctional Center. His preliminary hearing and arraignment on the felony charges will be held at 2:30 p.m. on September 19 in the Southwest District (Stark County) Courthouse.

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