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East Gull Lake man charged with two counts of burglary

A 25-year-old East Gull Lake man was arraigned Monday on second- and third-degree burglary felony charges in Cass County District Court, stemming from a burglary of a home in Lake Shore.

Tyler Joseph Pavlacky appeared before Judge David Harrington. Harrington granted Pavlacky a public defender and posted bond with a list of conditions including no alcohol or controlled substances, no contact with the victims, remain law abiding and to make all future court appearances. The judge set a Rule 8 court hearing for Pavlacky to be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 12.

Lake Shore Police Chief Steve Sundstrom reported in a press release that officers pulled Pavlacky over Friday during a traffic stop for a speed violation, which resulted in his arrest. A Lake Shore police officer was working a Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) traffic enforcement project when the officer observed a vehicle speeding on Cass County Road 78 in Lake Shore. During the investigation of the stop, officers seized numerous construction related tools and power tools. Officers learned Pavlacky and another suspect had just burglarized a home in Lake Shore about a mile from where they were stopped.

Authorities are still seeking the passenger who fled from the scene into the woods. Authorities believe the passenger is a 22-year-old Pine River man. Felony arrest warrants have been previously issued for the Pine River suspect.

“... this just shows how traffic enforcement is very useful, not only in keeping our roads safe, but solving other crimes as well,” Sundstrom said.

Assisting the Lake Shore Police Department was the Cass County Sheriffs Office and the Nisswa Police Department.

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