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