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Estherville man faces charges stemming from burglaries


This news story was published on May 22, 2020.
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ESTHERVILLE, IOWA – An Estherville man is facing charges stemming from burglaries in that area.

On Monday, May 18, 2020, officers with the Estherville Police Department received information from the Jackson County Minnesota  Sheriff’s Office about a stolen ATV that had been taken from a residence in Jackson County the previous night. Officers received information from neighbors and other citizens about possible stolen property and criminal behavior taking place at 1827 North 6th Street. Officers were able to confirm that an ATV was located in the garage at that residence that matched the description of the ATV stolen in Jackson County.

After being granted a search warrant officers executed and located the stolen ATV. Riley Breiner was placed under arrest and charged with crimes connected to possessing the stolen ATV.

As a result of the original search warrant, officers were granted a second search warrant based finding additional stolen items, drugs and drug paraphernalia.

While officers were conducting a search of the residence, a stolen firearm and other items taken from a second burglary in that occurred the week previous in Jackson County, MN. Officers also recovered several tools and other items from two previous burglaries from Estherville. Officers also located and recovered two additional illegal firearms during the search. Officers located several items of paraphernalia, small amounts of marijuana, and other narcotics that were collected during the search. The investigation is ongoing and further charges could be filed in this case.

Riley Breiner, of Estherville, was charged in connection with the search warrant with Ongoing Criminal Conduct a Class B Felony, Theft of a Motor Vehicle a Class D Felony, two counts of Burglary 3rd Degree each a Class D Felony, Theft in the 2nd Degree a Class D Felony, Trafficking in Stolen Weapons a Class D Felony, Possession of Burglar’s Tools an Aggravated Misdemeanor, Possession of a Controlled Substance Marijuana 2nd Offense a Serious Misdemeanor, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia a Simple Misdemeanor.

The Estherville Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Jackson County, MN Sheriff’s Office, The Emmet County Attorney’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

The Estherville Police Department would like to encourage the public to report any crimes or suspicious activity to the Estherville Police Department.

Riley Breiner

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