Morrison deputies arrest man suspected in separate burglaries
LITTLE FALLS--A 37-year-old Onamia man was arrested for his suspected involvement in four separate burglaries, which involved thefts of four firearms, two motor vehicles and a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle from residences in Little Falls, Bell...
LITTLE FALLS-A 37-year-old Onamia man was arrested for his suspected involvement in four separate burglaries, which involved thefts of four firearms, two motor vehicles and a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle from residences in Little Falls, Belle Prairie and Platte townships.
The Morrison County Sheriff's Office reported deputies responded to a residential burglary, Wednesday, Feb. 6, east of Little Falls on Game Farm Road. According to the homeowners, their garage was entered and their side-by-side ATV was stolen. The ATV was located in the ditch nearby with foot tracks leading to another residence on Game Farm Road. Deputies learned there was a truck stolen from that residence, which headed north on Game Farm Road. When deputies arrived in the area, they discovered another pickup was left at the Knife River gravel pit off Highway 27, east of Little Falls. Deputies contacted the registered owner and discovered the pickup was stolen as well.
The sheriff's office received a report of a suspicious male near a residence north of Harding in
Pulaski Township. Deputies arrived and later located the suspect in a swampy wooded area northeast of the residence. The stolen truck from Game Farm Road also was located on the property, along with the stolen firearms.
The sheriff's office was assisted by the Pierz Police Department and Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office.
In a news release, Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen thanked the public for assistance by calling in suspicious activity. Along with tips from the public and the law enforcement efforts, Larsen stated they were able to apprehend the suspect.
The Onamia man is in the Morrison County Jail and may face criminal charges.