3 Charged In Theft Of Minnesota DNR Animal Mounts
ST. PAUL (AP) -- Three men are charged in the theft of 20 mounted animal heads, power tools, computers and other items from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Timothy Heidenreich is charged with third-degree burglary. Terry Cotton and Shane Rylander, both of St. Paul, are charged with possession of stolen property.
The complaints say Heidenreich was arrested Jan. 10 for allegedly stealing a tomato and giving a false name to police.
While in jail, Heidenreich made a call to Cotton and told him about "stuff" in a van parked near Cotton's home. Police went to the home and recovered many of the items stolen from the DNR.
That included a "Wall of Shame" poachers' display.
Heidenreich is in custody on other charges. Cotton and Rylander make their first court appearance March 7.
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