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Grand Forks man accused of burglarizing True North Equipment

Matthew Isadore Kuznia, 21, faces charges of theft, burglary, forcible entry into a vehicle and misdemeanor criminal mischief.

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A Grand Forks man is in custody Friday, Dec. 12, after allegedly burglarizing True North Equipment near Northwood.

Matthew Isadore Kuznia, 21, is facing charges of theft between $10,000 and $50,000, burglary, forcible entry into a vehicle and misdemeanor criminal mischief.

According to a release from the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department, deputies were dispatched to Highway 18 near True North Equipment on Wednesday, Feb. 10, for a report of a large Snap On tool box on the roadway. Further investigation showed that True North Equipment had been burglarized, the release said.

A missing forklift was found further down the highway, and a large safe also was missing from the office area, according to deputies.

A vehicle was discovered in Grand Forks containing a large object covered in cardboard, leading to Kuznia's arrest, according to deputies. The incident remains under investigation, and anyone with information regarding this or other burglaries in the Grand Forks area is urged to contact the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Office.


If convicted of theft, the most serious of the charges, Kuznia faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. He faces an additional maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine for each of the other felony charges.

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