Search for runaway teen under house arrest who left with $6,000 cash


Authorities need help finding a runaway teenager who has disappeared with almost $6,000 in cash and is in violation of her house arrest.

According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Brianna Jenny Hoppe, 17, went missing from a house in Stearns County on July 18 and may be driving a black 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix with the MN plate 687CKJ and stickers across the top of the rear window.

WCCO reports she has a felony theft warrant against her and was under house arrest. She is thought to have cut off her ankle bracelet and turned her phone off.

She is described as being between 5-foot, 5-inches and 5-foot, 7-inches tall and weighing 140 lbs. with green eyes and long blonde hair.

However, the BCA says she may have dyed her hair another color since she disappeared. That's because she was seen on July 19 at the Wal-Mart in Sauk Centre buying a track phone and light brown hair dye, according to the Litchfield Independent Review, which says she may have since ditched that phone and bought another.

The newspaper adds she has a piercing on the left side of her lower lip and usually wears a stud in it. It is thought that she took two duffle bags of property with her when she left her house.

KSTP reports she is known to visit Atwater, Willmar, Otter Tail County and Lowry in Minnesota, with the BCA thinking she could also head to Indiana, Maine or Wyoming.

Anyone with information should call the Stearns County Sheriff's Office on 320-251-4240.

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