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Duluth police nab second "Most Wanted" subject in new program

The Duluth Police Department is getting quick reactions in its new "Property Crimes Wanted Person of the Week" program. The Police Department put out a bulletin early Thursday afternoon on Matthew Scott Blotti, and by Thursday night, he was in jail.

Matthew Blotti
Matthew Scott Blotti

The Duluth Police Department is getting quick reactions in its new "Property Crimes Wanted Person of the Week" program.

The Police Department put out a bulletin early Thursday afternoon on Matthew Scott Blotti, and by Thursday night, he was in jail. The 21-year-old was wanted for failing to appear in court on a felony receiving stolen property charge.

Last week police declared Dallas Blake Henry Doolittle their first "Property Crimes Wanted Person of the Week." They arrested him Sunday in a Lincoln Park residence. Doolittle, 23, had warrants for violation of probation, possession of shoplifting gear, theft, possession of a controlled substance, obstructing legal process, fleeing on foot, check forgery and receiving stolen property.

Police began the Wanted Person program in an effort to use the public in helping find repeat property crimes offenders in the city. Police say they are trying to stem crimes by getting those with outstanding warrants off the streets.

Police got an anonymous call Thursday that Blotti was hiding out at a home on the 8800 block of Grand Avenue in the Smithville area of Duluth. Officers found Blotti inside the house and he was arrested without incident. He remains in St. Louis County Jail.

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Those with information on "wanted person" alerts should call 911. Anyone can sign up for email alerts by visiting the Duluth Police Department web site.

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