A Richmond man was charged Wednesday, in connection with a January burglary at a residence on Iris Road in Morrison County.
Dean Arnold Gangl, 46, was identified in a photo lineup by the victim who reported seeing a Jeep Cherokee with a flatbed trailer parked in the driveway next to their rental house, Jan. 7. The Jeep was driven by a female and had two male passengers standing outside the residence. They told the victim, who was working on the house, that they heard the place was possibly for rent. It was not.
The victim, who wrote down the license plate number of the vehicle, noticed someone had attempted to enter the residence by force. The latch on a padlock on the wood frame of the inner door was broken, and a saw was missing.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office attempted to locate the vehicle with the license plate number provided by the victim.
The Sauk Rapids Police Department located the suspect vehicle Jan. 17. A Benton County officer stopped the vehicle. Gangl was in the vehicle and fled the scene. He was later apprehended by the officers and fit the description of one of the people present at the Jan. 7 incident.
If convicted, Gangl faces 10 years in prison and/or a $20,000 fine.