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19-year-old charged in connection with weekend Grand Forks burglaries

A 19-year-old man police say committed multiple burglaries across Grand Forks over the weekend was charged Monday in Grand Forks District Court. Brennon Michael Beebe then appeared before a judge on one count of felony burglary and six misdemeano...

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Brennon Michael Beebe

A 19-year-old man police say committed multiple burglaries across Grand Forks over the weekend was charged Monday in Grand Forks District Court.

Brennon Michael Beebe then appeared before a judge on one count of felony burglary and six misdemeanors, three each of criminal mischief and criminal trespass.

Grand Forks Police were dispatched at 4:01 a.m. Saturday to Burger King at 3765 Gateway Drive for a burglar alarm, where officers founded a shattered window near the drive-thru lane, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

A little while later, UND Police responded to University Gas Station at 1300 Ralph Engelstad Arena Drive at 4:18 a.m. for a reported burglary and a broken window.

Then at 5:29 a.m., Grand Forks Police responded to a burglar alarm at Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift Store at 2017 DeMers Ave. There, officers found Beebe walking away from a broken window, and when Beebe saw the officer, he "appeared nervous" and "attempted to walk away faster," but the officer approached Beebe and noticed his "pants were all dusty with small cuts and rips," the affidavit states.

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Police also found a black handled chisel, a second-story window broken and a wooden door kicked in with a dusty shoe print on it inside the building, according to the affidavit.

Beebe admitted to breaking the Burger King window and breaking into Dakota Boys and Girls, police say. Beebe also reportedly told police he broke into Burger King with a tire iron. After breaking the window, Beebe stuck his head inside and peered around the fastfood restaurant, but he didn't take anything, according to the affidavit.

Later that morning, UND police responded at 8:27 a.m. to Jimmy Johns Sandwich Shop at 2855 10th Ave. N. for a report of a burglary that happened overnight and a broken window.

Beebe was booked in Grand Forks County Correctional Center 11:15 a.m. Saturday.

He next appears in court on the charges Aug. 1.

In initial releases, police said Beebe was from Grand Forks, but court records list his most recent address as Dunseith, N.D.

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