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Good instincts lead to burglary arrest

Police officers are taught to follow their gut when things don't look right, and last week one Rosemount officer's instinct led to catching a burglar in the act.

On the night of Jan. 8, Rosemount Police Officer Dan Gleason caught a 37-year-old suspect as he was taking items from a vacant house on South Robert Trail.

Gleason found the man, who had not been formally charged as of the time this issue of the Town Pages went to print, after he noticed a car stuck in the ditch and decided to check it out.

While investigating he ran into the suspect coming out of a vacant house he didn't belong in. After doing a little more poking around Gleason discovered the man had been ransacking the house of the few things left in it said Rosemount Police Chief Gary Kalstabakken.

Kalstabakken said the suspect apparently knew the former tenants of the home. Items taken from the house included some construction lights and frozen food.

In addition to facing possible charges for burglary, the suspect also could face charges for driving under the influence and possession of marijuana.

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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