Four arrested for Superior burglaryA joint investigation by law enforcement agencies in two states led to the arrest of four people suspected in a sophisticated burglary ring from the Twin Cities.
By: Superior Telegram, Superior Telegram
A joint investigation by law enforcement agencies in two states led to the arrest of four people suspected in a sophisticated burglary ring from the Twin Cities.
Shared information from the participating agencies led to surveillance and continued investigation that linked the group to a substantial burglary of a Superior residence on Sept. 21, according to a news release issued by Superior Deputy Chief Nick Alexander. As a result of the surveillance and investigation, four Twin Cities-area residents were arrested. Three were arrested, at the request of the Superior Police Department in Ramsey County, Minn. — Rex A. Lee, 61, of Columbia Heights, Minn.; Jason M. Mussehl, 42, of Montrose, Minn.; and Julie J. Julien, 34, of Minneapolis.
An additional suspect, Timothy M. Kielb, 45, of Brooklyn Center, Minn., was arrested in Pine County, Minn.
Each of the four suspects faces one count felony burglary in Douglas County Circuit Court.
Extradition is being sought on all four suspects to bring them to Douglas County for formal charging.
It is believed the majority of the stolen items from the Superior burglary have been recovered and will eventually be returned to the rightful owner, according to Alexander.
According to the criminal complaint:
Items stolen included a large coin collection and several pieces of jewelry.
The suspects used two-way radios to communicate during the burglary and Superior police officers were able to monitor the radio traffic. After the suspects left Superior in two separate cars, they were arrested following traffic stops in Ramsey and Pine counties in Minnesota.
The agencies that conducted the joint investigation included the Superior Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and at least four Minnesota law enforcement agencies, including the Minneapolis, Brooklyn Center and Centennial Lakes police departments and Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.
The case remains under investigation.