Man sentenced on burglary plea

A St. Francis man, who pleaded guilty in Anoka County District Court to a felony burglary charge in connection with a break-in at an Andover residence, has had prison time stayed.

At sentencing July 24, Randy William Bina, 42, who entered a guilty plea April 8 to a second-degree burglary count, had an 18-month prison term and was put on probation for 10 years. He was jailed for 30 days with credit for 10 days served and ordered to pay $135 in fine and fees.

Probation conditions include no contact with the victims direct or indirect, chemical dependency evaluation, domestic abuse counseling and treatment, random urinalysis and breath testing on demand at his own expense, submit a DNA sample, no use of mood-altering chemicals or alcohol and mental health evaluation.

The evening of Sept. 8, 2013, Anoka County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on Tamarack Street Northwest where the residents had returned home to find the front door open, the screen door damaged, bottles of liquor out of place and property missing.

According to the complaint, two neighbors reported seeing a male at the house earlier that day driving an older, black, small pickup truck, and the homeowners told the deputies that a man they had known for a long time, Bina, drove a truck matching that description.

Checking motor vehicle records, deputies learned that Bina owned a black 2002 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck and armed with that information and the license plate number, police issued an attempt-to-locate on the truck, which was found by the Anoka Police Department in a parking lot on Jackson Street.

When deputies looked in the truck, they saw in plain sight property that was confirmed to have been stolen in the Andover burglary.

Bina was located in a nearby bar and arrested, according to the complaint.

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