Stolen property filled a conference room at the Coon Rapids Civic Center last week.
The property had been taken in thefts from multiple storage units at Public Storage and Simply Storage, both in Coon Rapids, between Dec, 12, 2013 and Jan. 7.
Two suspects have been charged in Anoka County District Court in connection with the thefts. Kyle Anthony Gallick, 26, and Rachel Ann Reierson, 27, both with no permanent address, have each been charged with three counts of felony theft, one for theft of firearms and two for stealing property worth in excess of $5,000.
The evidence retrieval event took place the afternoon of Feb. 13 and most of the day Feb. 14. It was an opportunity for victims to identify and take back property that had been stolen from their storage units, according to Coon Rapids Police Det. Chad Duckson, who investigated the case.
There have been a reported 60 burglaries – some units were hit more than once – from storage units at the two locations and 30 victims have been identified, Duckson said.
“But reports continue to come in,” he said.
Total value of the property stolen has been estimated at $35,000, Duckson said.
According to Duckson, some 800 items of stolen property have been recovered; about two-thirds of that reported taken from the storage units.
In the conference room, property covered a long table, as well as other tables and chairs.
It included more than 1,700 DVDs, electronic equipment, weapons (handguns, rifles, knives and swords), clothing, power tools, air compressor, a guitar and case, hookahs, Wii game systems, sports memorabilia, coins, purses, Xbox units, television sets, collectibles and jewelry.
Gallick is being held in the jail in lieu of $100,000 bail and was due back in court Feb. 19. Reierson posted $50,000 bail Feb. 10 and has her next court hearing Feb. 27.
According to Duckson, Gallick could face another felony charge for violating the judge’s no contact order set at his arraignment Jan. 30 which bans him from having any contact with Reierson.
Gallick has called Reierson nine times on the phone from the Anoka County Jail and police have recordings of the calls, Duckson alleges.
If the charge is filed, it would be a felony because of Gallick’s criminal history, he said.