Two arrested for burglary, giving police false names

Published 12:28 pm Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Two people were arrested Monday after breaking into a home.

Officers responded to the 400 block of Second Street Southeast at about 9:45 a.m. Monday to a report of a possible burglary in progress, according to Police Chief Brian Krueger. A witness called police when they saw a man entering the residence with something other than a key. A woman was with him.

The 27-year-old woman answered the door when police knocked and gave police a false name, according to the report. Officers saw the 36-year-old man carrying a box filled with food, and the two claimed they were helping someone move.

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Further investigation found the two were not supposed to be in the residence. The Austin woman had outstanding warrants in Olmsted County, and she faces possible charges of second-degree burglary, criminal damage to property, theft, possession of stolen property and giving officers a false name. The Rochester man faces possible charges of giving officers a false name and burglary.