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UPDATE: Arrest made in pizza place burglary

Kody A. Baribeau

A New Richmond teen has been arrested and charged with two felonies in connection with a burglary at Main Street Pizza, 106 Main St., in the Village of Star Prairie.

Kody A. Baribeau, 17, of New Richmond, has been charged with burglary (Class F felony) and theft of moveable property greater than $2,500 (Class I felony). His initial court appearance before St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Eric J. Lundell was on Thursday, Oct. 24. Bond was set at $2,500 along with specific conditions.

Main Street Pizza was burglarized sometime between 10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, and 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, according to St. Croix County Chief Deputy Scott Knudson. Deputies were called to the business at 11:20 a.m. on Sunday.

According to the criminal complaint, double wide doors on the east side of the building had been forced open, and wood trim around the door was splintered. A weeks’ worth of receipts estimated at $4,235 cash, checks and credit card receipts was taken from the register.

Baribeau was employed at the restaurant, but failed to show up for work on Friday. A search of Baribeau’s car by an investigator allegedly turned up a bank bag and receipts from Main Street Pizza in a garbage bag, according to the complaint.

Baribeau has posted bond and a preliminary hearing is set for 11 a.m. on Nov. 18.

Jon Echternacht contributed to this report.

Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley worked at RiverTown Multimedia from July 2013 to June 2015 as editor at the New Richmond News. 
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