Pine County Burglar Apprehended
According to a Pine County Sheriff’s Office press release, on Monday, February 24th at about 2:17am, Pine County Deputies responded to the report of a burglary in progress in the 43000 block of Alma Razor Road. The resident reported to Sheriff’s Dispatch that he was holding an intruder at gun point inside his residence. As deputies were responding dispatchers continued to listen to the confrontation inside the house and heard three gunshots and then lost contact with the homeowner.
Deputies arrived on the scene and made contact with the homeowner who stated he woke to the sound of the door to his home opening. The resident left his bed, retrieved a hand gun and confronted an unknown lone male in the living room of his home. Words were exchanged, and the homeowner held the intruder at gunpoint while calling 911. While waiting for deputies the intruder became agitated and at some point reached for the waist line of his baggy clothing. Fearing the intruder was reaching for a weapon the homeowner fired three shots, causing the intruder to flea the residence.
Deputies checked all of the out buildings and residences in the area, they were able to locate a set of tracks believed to belong to the intruder. Deputies followed the tracks for a substantial distance on Alma Razor Road until the tracks left the roadway and entered the woods. Deputies drew their pistols and entered the woods, locating a male hiding in a snow bank behind a tree, some fifty yards into the woods. The male was taken into custody without incident.
The male found in the woods matched the description given by the homeowner, and his footprints were located in numerous places at the scene of the crime. An unknown vehicle was located on the homeowners property and that vehicle was connected to the male found in the woods.
The male was transported to the hospital and treated for hypothermia. He was later booked into the Pine County Jail for Probable Cause Burglary. Formal charges are pending.