Man in custody in Aitkin County on burglary charges
The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office responded to the break-in in Beaver Township, west of Moose Lake Tuesday, April 19.
AITKIN — A 63-year-old Blaine man was arrested Tuesday, April 19, after he and another person allegedly burglarized a home in Aitkin County.
The burglary happened in Beaver Township in the eastern part of Aitkin County. According to the sheriff’s office, after arriving on scene deputies were told a gate on the property was open and the suspect’s vehicle was on the back of the property.
Deputies approached the vehicle, described as a red pickup truck with a trailer hauling a three-wheeler. The vehicle was unoccupied. Deputies identified the registered owners of the vehicle and recognized the name of the owner of the trailer and three-wheeler from a recent burglary report.
A perimeter was established and Aitkin County’s K-9 Reno was deployed and searched the surrounding woods for two suspects.
A few hours later, deputies were able to locate one of the suspects. The 63-year-old man was arrested and, as of Friday afternoon, is currently in the Aitkin County Jail pending charges of third-degree burglary and theft.
The case remains under investigation. The second suspect was identified and law enforcement is attempting to locate him.
The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office is asking property owners to check their buildings for signs of forced entry and missing property. Report any suspicious activity to the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office at 218-927-7400.