Farmall tractor stolen; alleged thief from Maple Grove

Brian Donald Rinkel, 31, Maple Grove, was charged in the Morrison County District Court with one felony count of receiving stolen property.

On July 16, the Morrison County Dispatch received a report that a Super M Farmall tractor had been stolen from unoccupied property. The tractor had a bucket and snow chains.

A deputy responded, located the shed with its door open, but the missing tractor could not be found.

On July 24, the same deputy drove by Gotvald Implement and saw a similar tractor on the property. According to the criminal complaint, the deputy spoke with the owner who said he purchased the tractor July 20, from Rinkel. He also told the deputy Rinkel was unable to hear or talk. He paid $650 for the tractor.

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