STAPLES -- A 47-year-old Verndale man was arrested Tuesday after authorities found thousands of dollars in stolen property at his residence.
The suspect was arrested after Staples police officer Mark Wisch responded to a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block of First Street Northwest about 12:30 a.m.
Wisch, after stopping the suspect's Jeep Wrangler, found a loaded 9 mm pistol in the vehicle. The Jeep was also stolen from Cass County.
The Staples Police Department, the Todd County Sheriff's Department and several other law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at the suspect's rural Todd County home and found numerous stolen items, including three vehicles, three snowmobiles, three four-wheelers, two tractors, one skid loader, a boat, about 10 trailers, pressure washers, four riding lawn mowers, welders, tools and numerous other items.
"We have been working together for months on all the burglaries and finally got a break on the 28th with the arrest by the Staples Police Department," said Todd County Sheriff David Kircher.
The suspect is being held in Todd County Jail pending formal charges.
Kircher said his department in a day or two will announce when items can be viewed for reclamation.
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