SAUK RAPIDS -- Benton County authorities have arrested a Sauk Rapids man on felony theft charges after a burglary at Warnert Racing in east St. Cloud.

Sheriff Troy Heck says sometime in the overnight hours on October 23rd, someone broke into a racing trailer and stole automotive batteries, electronic items and tools. Video surveillance caught images of the suspect who a sheriff's lieutenant recognized.

As part of the investigation, authorities learned 39-year-old Leonard Berg had sold batteries, similar to those taken, to a local recycler. A search warrant was then used at Leonard's home and turned up additional stolen items, including a generator taken from the St. Cloud Salvation Army.

Leonard was arrested for felony theft and is being held on $10,000 bail.

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