A warrant has been issued by Anoka County District Court for the arrest of a man charged with two felonies for an incident in Coon Rapids in late April.
The Anoka County Attorney’s Office Sept. 13 filed felony second-degree burglary and financial transaction card fraud charges against Jeremy Daniel Gonser, 37, no permanent address.
The warrant was sought because Gonser’s whereabouts are unknown.
The late afternoon of April 23, a man reported to police that a burglary had occurred at his home in the Creekside Mobile Home Park earlier that day.
The man told police he had left his home about 3 a.m. to go to McDonald’s for an early breakfast and when he returned, he found he had left his front door unlocked, but he did not see anything out of place.
However, in the late afternoon, the man realized several things were missing, including $50 in change, his cell phone and credit cards, according to the complaint.
No one had been to his home during the day and the man allegedly suspected a person he had seen shoveling snow at a residence across the street from his home when he went to McDonald’s.
Police went to that neighbor’s house and allegedly determined that Gonser was the person who had been shoveling snow.
The victim contacted his credit card companies and found that his two credit cards had been used several times the day of April 23.
In his investigation, Det. David Westberg, Coon Rapids Police, discovered that two of the transactions had been captured on surveillance video – one at the Blaine Walmart and the other at the Brooklyn Park Walmart for a total of $140.50.
The complaint alleges that the person using the stolen credit cards in those transactions appeared to be Gonser.
According to the complaint, Gonser was convicted in Anoka County District Court of felony theft in early August 2012. A 12-month and one-day prison sentence was stayed and Gonser was placed on probation for five years. He was also given credit for 177 days spent in jail.
Peter Bodley is at [email protected]