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DL man appears in court for burglary at parents’ home

A Detroit Lakes man made his first court appearance for burglarizing his parent’s house and taking their vehicle.

Sean Patrick Menard, 28, is facing two felony charges including second-degree burglary and theft of a motor vehicle, as well as one misdemeanor of possessing pharmaceutical items typically used for drug use or distribution.

According to the report, Menard was living with his parents up until July 7 under strict conditions.

On July 10, his parents filed a complaint with police alleging that after their Menard refused to adhere to their conditions and was told he was not allowed back into the house, he broke into their basement window and took several items, including a $3,000 diamond ring.

Police determined Menard had pawned the ring off at a Fargo pawn shop the on July 11.

He is also being charged with taking his parent’s vehicle after he was told he could no longer use it.

A Detroit Lakes Police officer spotted that vehicle on July 12 driving on West Lake Drive in Detroit Lakes.

Menard, who was driving the vehicle, was taken into custody after a search of the car produced syringes, a scale, clear capsules and other pharmaceutical items.

According to the complaint, Menard admitted to authorities that it was him that broke into the residence and stole the diamond ring.

He faces a maximum combined sentence of 15 years and three months of prison and a $31,000 fine.

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