Man Steals Grandparent’s Van 24 Jan 13

A 21-year-old Lake Crystal man is in custody after allegedly stealing his grandparent’s vehicle and pawning a laptop computer found inside the van. Brandon Dewaine Thornburg-Spear faces two felony counts in Blue Earth County for the crimes, which took place this past Saturday. He allegedly pawned the laptop in Mankato, and was identified by employees at the pawnshop. The laptop was valued at nearly $1,000.