Burglar caught by police
Detroit Lakes police officers arrested a burglary suspect Monday afternoon, after setting up a perimeter and bringing in the K9 unit. Nathaniel Richard Vanorny, 18, no permanent address, has been charged in Becker County District Court with one f...
Detroit Lakes police officers arrested a burglary suspect Monday afternoon, after setting up a perimeter and bringing in the K9 unit.
Nathaniel Richard Vanorny, 18, no permanent address, has been charged in Becker County District Court with one felony count of second-degree burglary as well as two misdemeanor counts of receiving stolen property and fleeing an officer by means other than a motor vehicle.
The incident began at about 1:30 p.m. Monday with a report of a burglary on the 1000 block of Summit Avenue. Officers knew the suspect, Vanorny, and at about 2 p.m. he was spotted near that area by investigator Chad Jutz.
A foot chase ensued, and officers set up a perimeter, with squad cars blocking off streets north of Rossman Elementary. Deputies, a state trooper and a Lake Park police officer assisted at the scene.
"We were lucky to have enough officers to set up a really good perimeter," said Detroit Lakes Police Chief Tim Eggebraaten.
The department's K9 officer, Sgt. Robert Strand, and his dog, Macho, arrived on the scene and begin tracking the suspect, with the help of follow-up calls that helped point the search in the right direction, Eggebraaten said.
Macho found the suspect hiding in a backyard shed at a residence on Rossman Avenue.
The dog located him, but did not "physically apprehend him," or bite him, Eggebraaten said.
According to the complaint, the home that was burglarized belonged to a relative of Vanorny.
He made his first court appearance Wednesday, and is now in custody pending his appearance at an Oct. 12 omnibus hearing.
His bail was set at $10,000 with conditions, or $25,000 without conditions. -- DL Newspapers staff report