PALMER TOWNSHIP (WJON News) - An early morning burglary ended with a car chase Friday morning.

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department says deputies responded to the Briggs Lake General Store in Palmer Township just before 4:00 a.m. on reports that burglars had broken into the store and taken an ATM Machine.

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Security cameras recorded at least two suspects and the vehicle used to drive away.

Minutes after authorities issued a description of the vehicle it was located leaving the area. A traffic stop was attempted, but the car didn’t stop.

A short pursuit ensued before three men were arrested:

  • Johnathan L. Axelson, 51, of Minneapolis,
  • Daniel P. Johnson, 40, of Spencer, Iowa,
  • Robert V. McKevitt, 36, of Spirit Lake, Iowa.



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