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New Richmond woman charged in burglary case

Sara C. Frazier

Two New Richmond residents appeared in court last week in connection with an April 25 burglary in Glenwood City.

Sara C. Frazier, 31, was charged with one count of felony burglary and ordered to post a $2,500 signature bond last week in St. Croix County Circuit Court. Police also arrested fellow New Richmond resident Vincent M. Killen, 41, who was charged with receiving stolen property, a misdemeanor offense.

The charges stemmed from an April 25 incident that began after a witness spotted a suspicious SUV without license plates near Clark and West Elm streets in Glenwood City. The witness reported seeing the vehicle there earlier in the day, when a masked person was seen carrying a red bag.

An officer stated in a criminal complaint that he made contact with the vehicle’s occupants — Frazier and Killen. Frazier was known to police from a prior burglary at her father’s house when Harley-Davidson memorabilia had been stolen.

The officer noted in the complaint that the April 25 incident was about a block from Frazier’s father’s house.

The complaint states the officer could see Harley-Davidson items inside the SUV while he was talking to the suspects. Frazier initially told the officer she was in the area because she had left a note on her father’s door.

She later admitted to taking the Harley-Davidson items from her father’s home, which she accessed with a hidden key, according to the complaint. A search of the SUV turned up a vest, riding chaps, leather gloves, a bag filled with Harley-Davidson mugs, sunglasses, a camera and a video camera.

Frazier claimed the burglary was “revenge” over a tax refund dispute with her father, the complaint states.

A preliminary hearing for Frazier was set for May 20 — the same day Killen is set for a pretrial hearing.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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