Rash of thefts from autos has stopped after the arrest of 2
The arrests of 2 individuals have seemingly stopped the rash of thefts from autos. That’s what Deputy Chief Chuck Walerius says. Northfield police with the help of a citizen apprehended 25 year old Eric Richard Kleeberger of Northfield and his cousin, 18 year old Zachariah Douglas Barron of Faribault. On March 29th, a citizen called police after spotting 2 males in dark clothing walking in the Archibald street area. The males changed direction when spotting the citizen, then changed direction again as a car approached. According to the complaints, the males ran from police officers. A chase ensued on foot and Barron was apprehended. Barron gave up Kleeberger in a police interview. During the investigation, officers found stolen items stashed in several areas where the men had been chased down. At one point, Kleeberger dropped his cell phone in one of the vehicles that he’d broken into. Walerius says these 2 have been involved in this type of crime before. And he would like to see them get some jail time. The most serious charge for both Barron and Kleeberger is aiding and abetting theft, a felony that carries up to 5 years in prison. The complaints were filed last week. Their next court appearance is Sept. 11th.
Bridgewater says they want to go to court, Dundas says “let’s talk”
In an updated Administrators report, Dundas City Administrator John McCarthy reported the city received a letter yesterday from Bridgewater Township Chair, Bruce Morlan concerning the Orderly Annexation agreement between the city and the township. Morlan indicated that Bridgewater intends on taking their case to court. Dundas had requested mediation to resolve disagreements over the interpretation of several items in the agreement. Dundas Mayor Glenn Switzer says that it’s unfortunate they can’t come to an agreement. The letter explains the Town’s intent is “to ask the Court to provide a declaratory judgment on this agreement. According to Switzer Bridgewater Township must file a lawsuit against Dundas in order to go to court. The city says they have to go through mediation first. In his administrators report, McCarthy also reports that although the city’s levy will stay the same as last year, they expect to see a nearly 5% increase in revenue.
No council meeting tonight
Due to the Primary Election today, the Northfield City Council will not be meeting tonight. They will meet briefly on Friday morning at 7:30 and we will stream that live on kymnradio.net. For information on where to vote and who the candidates are you can go to the City of Northfield website at ci.northfield.mn.us. Today’s vote is for seats with more than 2 candidates.
Bly gets MNA endorsement
Northfielder and DFL candidate for MN HOuse 20B, David Bly, was endorsed by the 20,000 member Minnesota Nurses Association. In a press release yesterday, MNA’s Director of Political and Legislative Action, Andrea Ledger cited Bly’s dedication to Minnesota’s registered nurses, patients and working families. Bly said he’s proud to have earned the MNA’s endorsement and will trust them to give advice on how to improve the healthcare system. MN House 20B includes Northfield, Dundas, Webster, Lonsdale, Montgomery, and surrounding areas.
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