Waukon Police are charging a Southeast Minnesota man with theft and other violations, after he returned to the scene of the original crime, twice this month.


On August 7th, authorities received a report from a Waukon business, that a theft had taken place on the 4th. With assistance from another law enforcement agency, the suspect was identified as 49 year old Scott Coxworth of Houston, Minnesota.

A surveillance camera also recorded Coxworth return to the business on August 6th, where he took additional merchandise.

Police then issued a warrant for his arrest, for 2 counts of 5th Degree Theft.

Then on August 22nd, the business called police, reporting that Coxworth had returned again, and was currently in the store.

Authorities also noted that before he arrived at the business, he had changed his license plates on his pickup.
Coxworth's pickup was impounded, and he was arrested for the theft warrant, as well as Fraudulent Use of License Plates.

During a search of his vehicle, police discovered items related to narcotics use. Authorities had requested an additional warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.