Hermantown, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Four suspects have been arrested in connection with a burglary ring that may be responsible for at least a dozen home thefts over the past several months.
Hermantown Police, Duluth Police, Cloquet Police, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and Duluth Township Police have been conducting a joint investigation into a group of about 10 people believed to be involved in a burglary ring that may be involved in thefts spanning from Carlton County to Duluth Township including the cities of Duluth, Hermantown, Cloquet and Townships of Midway, Rice Lake, Canosia, Duluth and Lakewood.
Officials believe the suspects were committing these burglaries to support their self-admitted drug habits, primarily Heroin.
On November 12th, authorities executed a search warrant at the home of one of the suspects. Investigators say they recovered a large amount of stolen property from multiple Northland homes. Officials also seized various stolen items from area pawn shops that the burglars had frequented in order to allegedly pawn their cache’.
Then, on Tuesday, officers were called to a home in Rice Lake Township on the report of a burglary. Hermantown Police Investigators, Duluth Police Department, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Lake Superior Drug and Violent Crime Task Force apprehended four suspects in connection with that incident.
Those four suspects, all from Duluth with ages ranging from 24 to 46, are awaiting formal charges for 2nd Degree Burglary.
Another suspect, 31 year old Sara Jean Peterson of Duluth, thought to be involved in the burglary ring, was previously arrested and charged with 2nd Degree Burglary for her involvement in this case.
Authorities say there are several other suspects thought to be involved in the burglary ring that are being sought by police.
Posted to the web by Krista Burns