A male acting suspiciously on the corner of Woodcrest Drive and Egret Boulevard, Coon Rapids, March 27 has pleaded guilty in Anoka County District Court to one of two felony charges.
Robert Lawrence Breault, 51, St. Paul, entered a guilty plea Oct. 14 to a receiving stolen property (motor vehicle) count. A possession of burglary or theft tools charge will be dismissed at sentencing Dec. 12.
Responding to the call, police found a man standing at the southwest corner of the intersection matching the description of the suspicious male and he was identified as Breault, according to the complaint.
Clear of warrants, Breault was allowed to leave, but immediately after, police located a white Chevrolet Suburban that was parked and blocking one of the entrances to Neighborhood Stop about 100 feet from where police located Breault.
The ignition had been punched and there were screwdrivers, a pry bar, bolt cutters and a left-handed leather glove lying on the front seat of the vehicle, while on the back seat officers saw a lock box belonging to North Country Ford.
Police found Breault and with his consent, searched him and in his left pant pocket, they located a key ring containing three shaved down ignition or “bump” keys, which are commonly used to steal vehicles, while a right-hand glove identical to the one found in the vehicle was in Breault’s right jacket pocket.
Police confirmed that the Suburban had been stolen from North Country Ford and found several other lock boxes that appeared to have been tampered with.
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