In the Seventh Judicial District Court of Morrison County, Bruce Everett Boyd, 42, Randall, was convicted March 25 of one gross misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property.
On Jan. 10, 2012, the Morrison county Sheriff’s Office received a report of the theft of 15 tires from OK Tire and Bait in Randall and another theft of gasoline from Kierstead Trucking, also in Randall. Kierstead’s surveillance system showed a white Chevrolet Astro Van and its plates and two men attempting to siphon gas from cars in the lot.
On Jan. 29, 2012, the Walmart store in Little Falls contacted law enforcement to report two men were attempting to shoplift. They left behind a garbage can filled with items from the store, but loss prevention officers believed they got out of the store with numerous items.
The value of the items stolen from Walmart was later valued at $1,103.82.
On Jan. 30, 2012, law enforcement located the van and stopped it. Boyd was not present. With a search warrant, officers entered Boyd’s residence and observed boxes of Magellan GPS units, Xbox video games, Kodak digital picture frames, and in an outbuilding, two tires that matched the brand taken from OK Tire and Bait. They also located 15 brake canisters which were taken from Kierstead Trucking.
When searching the van, the police located many tools which appeared to be used for burglary and theft and 47 items still packaged, including Magellan GPS devices and Kodak digital frames. They also found two small baggies containing a white reside which tested positive for cocaine and marijuana.
Boyd was sentenced to 365 days in jail and fined $135.
Dismissed against Boyd was one felony count of theft. Assistant County Attorney Todd Kosovich said the dismissal came about when Boyd pleaded guilty to the gross misdemeanor theft and admitted a probation violation on the felony theft.