July 7, 2017
Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen said formal charges are pending against 29-year-old, Stuart Wade from Onamia, MN for his involvement in two recent residential burglaries in Richardson Township, near Hillman.
On June 26, the Sheriff’s Office received a report from a neighbor who was watching a property along 370th Avenue and saw a suspicious vehicle with 3 men at the property. The reporting party confronted the three who allegedly denied having permission to be at the property and fled the scene in a vehicle. The reporting party gave a description of the suspect vehicle and the license plate number to dispatch. A deputy responded to the scene and confirmed that forced entry was made into the garage at the property.
The Sheriff’s Office put out an attempt to locate to surrounding counties to be on the lookout for the suspects and the vehicle.
Later that evening, the Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office that Mille Lacs Tribal PD had located the suspect vehicle and the suspects in their county. The Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office and the Mille Lacs Tribal Police Department assisted with arresting the suspects and impounding the suspect vehicle.
Morrison County Investigators conducted a search warrant of the suspect vehicle and located stolen property from a different residential burglary reported on June 20, at a residence off Highway 27 in Richardson Township, in Morrison County, near the Mille Lacs county line.
On 7-6-2017, Morrison County Investigators met with the owner and operator of the suspect vehicle Wade. He allegedly admitted to his involvement in both burglaries in Richardson Township. Wade is currently being held in the Mille Lacs County Jail on unrelated charges.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in this matter by the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office and the Mille Lacs Tribal Police Department.