32-year-old arrested in burglary at Herald
Published 10:58 am Wednesday, January 4, 2017
A 32-year-old Austin man was arrested early Wednesday after he was suspected of burglarizing the Austin Daily Herald, 310 Second St. NE.
Brandon Ingersoll is in the Mower County Jail and could possibly face a third-degree burglary charge, said Police Chief Brian Krueger. However, the case remains under investigation.
Officers were alerted to the possibility of a suspect inside the building at 3:30 a.m. After police set up a perimeter around the building, officers witnessed someone opening and quickly shutting the building’s east door.
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They then saw a man exiting the south door of the property and took him into custody, according to Krueger.
Officers observed evidence of a burglary inside the building, including open desk drawers and an open door to a safe.
Krueger declined to say how the man gained access, pending the completion of the investigation.
Officers also found a backpack in the garage area of the building which was taken into evidence. A K-9 sweep of the building found no other suspects in the building.
Herald staff had earlier reported thefts in three separate incidents spanning a six-week period. Several items, including cameras and digital devices, were taken.