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Former Caps first round pick arrested

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Former Capitals first round pick Joe Finley was one of two people arrested at about 3 a.m. Tuesday after a University of North Dakota campus officer saw the men throwing debris onto a Grand Forks, N.D., street.

The full story (link here) from the Grand Forks Herald.

Finley, 22, was a Caps first round pick in 2005 and attended the team’s developmental camp last week in Arlington. He signed after his four-year Fighting Sioux career was complete and played one regular season game in April for Hershey.

Police say Finley and current North Dakota player Matt Frattin, 21, claimed they were cleaning out their apartment. But when the objects from their garage blocked traffic, that created a problem.

Here’s another problem: According to the Grand Forks Herald report …

When first approached by police, Lund said, Finley ran around a house but stopped when officers told him to. Frattin ran into a home, not stopping when instructed to, and was consequently charged with fleeing, Lund said. … Police said Finley showed them a credit card with someone else’s name on it. When asked if his name was the one on the card, Finley said it was, Lund said. At the jail Finley gave his real name. … Police said Finley told them somebody else gave him the credit card. Lund said police think the credit card belongs to a friend of Finley, but the matter is still under investigation.

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