A 46-year-old Duluth man was convicted Monday for theft and causing more than $1,000 in property damage in Morrison County District Court.
Thomas Francis Treloar was sentenced to 27 months in the St. Cloud Correctional Facility by Judge Conrad Freeberg for stealing a pickup from a garage in Pierz Nov. 30, 2012, driving through the garage wall and through several chain link fences at the Pierz Legion baseball field.
Treloar told the Pierz Police Department Dec. 1, 2012, that he had driven to Pierz that day to meet with a woman he met on the Internet. He 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 a red garage that housed an unlocked GMC pickup truck with keys in the ignition. He admitted he didn’t have permission to enter the garage or to use the truck, but said he 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.
A felony count of second degree burglary against Treloar was dismissed.