Quentin Reginald Garbow, 23, Onamia, was charged with two counts of second degree burglary by Morrison County Attorney Brian Middendorf and his staff.
On Feb. 8, a report of a burglary on 400th Avenue in Northeast Morrison County was received by the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office. The owner was out of town and the person watching the property noticed vehicle tracks around the gate and heading to the residence. Investigating, he found the home broken into and burglarized, with multiple firearms, ammunition, tools and a television missing.
Photos were taken of the tire tracks and shoe prints.
On Feb. 13, another report of a burglary on Skyview Road near Hillman was received by the sheriff’s office. The people watching the residence for the owner, who was out of town, said they noticed footprints and tire tracks leading to the driveway. They also discovered the house had been burglarized. The deputy took pictures of the tire tracks and the footprints.
Later, the homeowner notified the deputy that one of his credit cards had been used to purchase gas in Onamia for $62.57. Video surveillance allegedly showed the suspect, a Chevy pickup and the license plate number. Further investigation uncovered the owner as Garbow.
During a search of Garbow’s residence Feb. 19, officers located numerous items which had been stolen from an unrelated burglary in Morrison County. Officers also located a pair of Wellco brand boots with shoe tread matching the shoe prints at the scene of the second burglary, the criminal complaint said.
The truck Garbow was driving was later located in Crow Wing County and the tire tread matched the tracks left at the scene of burglary.
Garbow’s whereabouts are currently unknown and law enforcement is requesting a warrant for his arrest.
If convicted, Garbow faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and/or a $20,000 fine for each count.