Bruce Boyd charged with receiving stolen property

Bruce Everett Boyd, 43, Randall, was charged Oct. 31 in Morrison County District Court with one felony count of receiving stolen property.

On Aug. 7, the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a stolen $4,000 Polaris 600 ATV.

On Aug. 23, the office received a report of a stolen $600 22-ton wood splitter.

A sheriff’s deputy went to Boyd’s residence as he was a possible suspect in a string of residential burglaries in Cushing Township. No one was home, but the officer spoke with a neighbor who had a large amount of equipment and sheds on his property.

The owner gave the officer permission to search the land for any stolen property that Boyd may have hidden there.

During the search, the wood splitter was found, along with the ATV. At first the owner said he had no idea where the splitter came from, but suspected Boyd had put it there.

There were ATV tracks which led from Boyd’s house to the ATV.

On Aug. 28, law enforcement took a statement from Boyd’s neighbor who said the ATV was on his property as he had purchased it from Boyd for $400. He said he suspected it was stolen due to the low price.

The man also said Boyd offered to sell the wood splitter to him, but he was not  interested.

If convicted, Boyd faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.