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Call from Concerned Citizen Leads to Arrest of Burglary Suspects

Post Date:07/26/2022 4:49 pm

On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at approximately 3:40 am, the Red River Regional Dispatch Center received a call from a concerned citizen who was witnessing suspicious activity in the 1000 block of 18 Avenue North, the North Star Storage facility. The caller stated a van without lights on was moving along the storage units, and they had witnessed a male entering and exiting storage units. Officers were on the scene a short time later, monitored the suspicious activity, and eventually detained the suspects. Inside the van, officers located burglary tools and property belonging to the renters of the storage units. Locks were found to have been cut off the doors of multiple storage units.

Elstad and Carow were transported to the Clay County Correctional Facility, where they were held on felony burglary charges pending a long-form complaint filed by the Clay County Attorney's Office.

This call demonstrates how valuable our concerned citizens are in the community. By making the call, the witness was able to generate a quick response from law enforcement that resulted in the arrests of two suspects victimizing innocent renters of the storage units.


Captain Deric Swenson, 218.299.5186

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