Boyd charged with theft and receiving stolen property

Bruce Everett Boyd, 41, Randall, was charged with one felony count each of theft – taking, using or transferring movable property without consent and receiving stolen property; and one misdemeanor count of theft – taking, using or transferring movable property without consent.

On Jan. 10, the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the theft of 15 tires, valued at $1,320, from OK Tire and Bait in Randall.

On the same day, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of the theft of gasoline from Kierstead Trucking in Randall.

Kierstead’s video surveillance showed two men, driving a white Chevrolet Astro van, attempting to siphon gas from used cars on the lot.

Items left at the scene were a hose, gas cans and cutting tools.

A surveillance video from a nearby business showed the suspect vehicle parked there the previous day, displayed Carco plates.

Carco allegedly confirmed the vehicle was purchased by Boyd.

A search warrant was obtained Jan. 27, for Boyd’s residence and vehicles.

On Jan. 29, Walmart in Little Falls contacted law enforcement to report two men attempting to shoplift. They left without a garbage can filled with inventory, but they allegedly left with numerous items in a white van with no plates. Those items were later valued at $1,103.82.

On Jan. 30, the white van was located. Boyd’s residence and outbuildings were later searched. Several Magellan GPS units were found, along with XBox video games, Kodak digital picture frames, two Hercules tires matching the brand taken from OK Tire and Bait and 15 brake canisters.

Various stolen items were recovered from Boyd’s van.

Law enforcement watched Walmart’s video surveillance and one of the men matched the appearance of Boyd.

If convicted, Boyd faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine.

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