Salvation Army burglar sentenced to probation

Published 10:42am Monday, June 10, 2013

A former Salvation Army employee who tried to steal from that organization’s Austin drop-off center was convicted of burglary Thursday in Mower County Court.

Duane Johnson, 40, of Austin, received a stay of imposition on his sentence of five years supervised probation and 40 hours community service for felony third-degree burglary.

Police received the report from a different Salvation Army employee in December 2012 that someone broke into the drop-off center, 700 10th St. NE, at about 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 10. From video surveillance, an employee identified the alleged burglar as Johnson, a former employee.

Police arrested Johnson at his home at 9:30 a.m. the next Monday. Johnson said he went to drop off clothes at about 5:30 p.m. on Saturday but went in the building because another man was there and let him inside. However, video surveillance shows nobody else in the building, according to police.

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