A Brainerd man was charged in Crow Wing County District Court with felony burglary after incidents in the Breezy Point and Nisswa area.
Amir Bailla Nyland, 18, was charged with two felony counts of second-degree burglary and three felony counts of third-degree burglary stemming from break-ins June 11 of five residences in the Breezy Point and Nisswa area.
An omnibus hearing was scheduled for July 3.
According to the criminal complaint against Nyland, a Breezy Point police officer conducted a traffic stop at 12:02 a.m. June 12 and ultimately determined the vehicle likely contained items stolen in burglaries, including tools, a chainsaw, a tool box and several boxes of fishing tackle and wet suits that still had tags on them.
The officer learned from Nyland's girlfriend, who was in the vehicle, that Nyland and two juvenile males had committed three of four burglaries that night and much of the property in the back of the vehicle was stolen. She admitted to being present during the burglaries, but denied ever leaving the vehicle.
Nyland and the two juveniles were arrested. The juveniles indicated they had broken into and taken property from four separate properties, one in Nisswa and three in Pelican Township. They detailed their participation and indicated Nyland Both juveniles admitted to being involved in the burglaries and implicated Nyland as the main instigator. Both juveniles independently confirmed that Nyland's girlfriend never exited the vehicle.
Further investigation showed forced entry into two seasonal residences, a garage and two outbuildings at five locations in Crow Wing County: three on Pelican Lake Road in Breezy Point, one on Sandy Shores Lane in Nisswa and one of Blake Road in Nisswa. Items stolen included tools, tool boxes, alcohol, lighting and power equipment.
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