Three suspects have been arrested — with one charged — in connection with three different burglaries reported over the past three months in Crow Wing County, reported Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl.
Shane Brian Addison, 28, Brainerd, was charged Friday in Crow Wing District Court on felony charges of receiving stolen property and fifth-degree drug possession.
The charges stem from a residential burglary on Ash Avenue in Brainerd that was reported Feb. 1. A large amount of property was stolen, said the sheriff’s office.
According to court documents, at 2:53 p.m. Wednesday, Crow Wing County Sheriff deputies, along with assisting agencies, executed a search warrant at Addison’s home on the 1000 block of 13th Avenue Northeast in Brainerd. Addison and others were believed to be involved in a burglary in the area.
During the execution of the search warrant, a number of the items listed as stolen were recovered at the residence. The value of the items recovered was greater than $1,000.
Deputies also discovered two glass pipes with a white, crystalline residue in Addison’s bedroom. The pipes were later tested positive for methamphetamine.
The sheriff’s office said additional suspects are being sought in the burglary case.
The sheriff’s office arrested a 33-year-old Brainerd man Friday in connection with a residential burglary reported on Jan. 27 on Crow Wing County Road 139, where a large amount of property was stolen from the house. Authorities recovered the stolen items from the man’s residence.
Formal charges are pending against the 33-year-old with the Crow Wing Attorney’s Office for felony charges of receiving stolen property.
Authorities believe additional property will be recovered in the incident.
The sheriff’s office also are making progress on the burglaries of fish houses on Crow Wing Lake that were broken into on Dec. 26, 2013. Numerous items of fishing equipment were taken.
On Thursday, Crow Wing County investigators and Morrison County deputies interviewed a 16-year-old juvenile male, which resulted in the recovery of several stolen items in connection with the fish house burglaries.
Formal charges are pending with the juvenile with the Morrison County Attorney’s Office.
Dahl wants to remind the public to be aware of events in their neighborhood and to report any suspicious people or vehicles to your local law enforcement.
“With the cooperation and information provided by citizens of Crow Wing County, we were able to follow up on leads produced on these cases which resulted in the arrests and recovery of stolen property,” said Dahl.
Assisting in these investigations were Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Morrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Brainerd Police Department.