Sheriff Cole Announces Huge Arrest On-Air During Sheriff’s Report (Audio)

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 at 6:38 am

This morning, Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole is announcing the arrest of Gerald Otto Darkow, Jr. of Sturgeon Lake in connection with a string of burglaries in north and central Pine County. Darkow faces 25 counts of burglary for crimes he allegedly committed between November 2010 and March 2011.

Darkow was arrested on April 20, and is currently being held on $150,000 bail.

Sheriff Cole says that during the investigation, stolen items from the burglaries were traced to the Twin Cities metro area, and that a search warrant was issued for the residence of Mr. Darkow. At the time of the search, many items were recovered that could be traced back to multiple burglaries Darkow is now accused of.

The 40-year old Darkow now faces up to 350 years in prison.

The Pine County Sheriff’s office is continuing the investigation, and is also looking for accomplices.

The full audio of the Sheriff’s Report is right here, and the portion of the report pertaining to Darkow’s arrest happens around the 6:00 minute mark.

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  1. Pine County Tax Payer 04/28/11 at 5:08pm

    It’s a good thing Sheriff Mansavage had his Investigators working hard so Sheriff Cole can show everyone what he did…………first offense he should get a warning right?

  2. Hopeful 04/29/11 at 10:03am

    I am hopeful that Robin Cole can bring some respect and honor to the sheriffs dept. Mr. Mansavage was too busy campaining to pay any attention to crime, and after he lost the election he did nothing for Pine County, so he had nothing to do with solving these crimes. Thank God for the change in leadership.

  3. roy 05/14/11 at 4:45am

    Hopeful ”Hopefully Cole dont run our county down the drain like he did in MPLS

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