A 46-year-old Duluth man has been charged with felony burglary, theft and damage to property, for allegedly stealing a pickup from a garage in Pierz, driving through the garage wall and through several chain link fences at the Pierz Legion baseball field.
On Dec. 1, 2012, Thomas Francis Treloar alleged made a statement to the Pierz Police Department, saying he had driven to Pierz in November 2012, to meet with a woman he met on the Internet. He allegedly said he fell asleep at the woman’s residence and woke up to find her screaming at him.
Treloar told the officer that he ran out of the residence to get away and ran to a red garage that housed an unlocked GMC pickup truck with its keys in the ignition. He allegedly admitted he didn’t have permission to enter the garage or to use the truck, but did not remember driving through the wall of the garage and causing damage.
The GMC pickup was later located south of Deerwood, with damage estimated at $3,832.97. The damage to the garage was estimated at $3,140.11.
If found guilty, Treloar faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and/or a $20,000 fine.