Three women and two men were arrested last week in connection with area burglaries, according to Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch.
Burch reported that at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, the sheriff’s office received a request for assistance from a DNR conservation officer who had come into contact with several suspicious parties on a walking trail in the Longville area.
The officer detained four people and one man fled the scene. Deputies and investigators arrived and located several items of suspected stolen property and vehicles. Property and vehicles at the scene matched descriptions from several area burglaries in the Walker, Backus, Hackensack and Longville areas.
Stolen items included trailers, construction tools, ATVS, utility vehicles and household items. Subsequent investigation discovered additional burglaries and recovered stolen property.
Three women and one man were arrested and transported to the Cass County Detention Center. They have been identified as Cole John Crandell, 25, of Akeley; Jamie Lynn Addison, 27, of Minneapolis; Jennifer Danielle Delp, 27, of Akeley; and Rachel Elizabeth Reeves, 27, of Minneapolis.
On Saturday, Sept. 21, in a collaborative effort between the Cass and Hubbard county sheriff’s offices, a search warrant was conducted at a residence in rural Akeley. Hundreds of additional stolen property items were recovered, including a boat and construction tools.
Another man was taken into custody and transported to the Hubbard County Detention Center.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by officers from the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, DNR, State Patrol, Longville Police Department and U.S. Forest Service.
The investigation continues and formal charges are pending.