Two area men charged for copper thefts in Ramsey

Two suspects were found by Ramsey Police inside a vacant building where multiple thefts of copper had taken place.

Vincent John Myslajek, 28, 4355 152nd Ave. NW, Andover, and Angela Marie Estrem, 35, 4485 Ambassador Blvd. NW, St. Francis, were both arraigned in Anoka County District Court July 2 on felony second-degree burglary and possession of burglary and theft tools charges.

Bail for Myslajek was set at $15,000 without conditions or $2,500 with conditions, while Estrem’s bail was set at $10,000 without conditions or $2,500 with conditions.

Both are due back in court Aug. 1.

The early morning hours of June 30, Ramsey Police responded to an alarm at a vacant building on the 6000 block of 167th Avenue, where they had set up an alarm system three days earlier because of many recent thefts of copper from the building, according to the complaint.

Inside the building, police allegedly discovered two people, identified as Myslajek and Estrem, in a corner with numerous tools commonly used for committing burglaries.

Copper piping was allegedly found near them and another piece of copper piping had been pulled from a wall.

According to the complaint, none of the copper piping had been moved when police set up the alarm system June 27.

Peter Bodley is at peter.bodley@ecm-inc.com

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