Emily man arrested after fleeing on snowmobile
EMILY — A 33-year-old Emily man, who fled on a stolen snowmobile from law enforcement, was arrested Wednesday in connection with several area burglaries and thefts, reported Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl.
The sheriff’s office received a report of a burglary to a business located on Sawmill Road in Emily. While investigating the burglary, the responding deputy located another burglary on this road. Information was obtained about a possible suspect.
While following up on these leads, the suspect was located on a stolen snowmobile and fled from law enforcement. An intense search was then conducted by numerous law enforcement agencies using snowmobiles to track the man. After several hours of searching and tracking the suspect through knee-deep snow, officers were able to locate and arrest the suspect just north of Emily.
As a result of this investigation, it was discovered that the man had burglarized two businesses and one garage along with stealing a snowmobile from a business in Outing. Property from the previous burglaries was recovered by the investigating officers.
The suspect was previously charged in Crow Wing County with numerous burglaries and thefts in the Emily area in October of 2013 and was released on conditions. At the time of his arrest, he told investigators that he had court Wednesday for the previous charges. Investigators assured the man that he would make his court date.
Assisting in the investigation was the Minnesota DNR and the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.