Redwood County sheriff makes arrest in Milroy burglary

MILROY — An arrest has been made in connection with a burglary reported at the Farmers Co-Op Association in Milroy, the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office received information that helped further an investigation into burglaries reported in Milroy over the weekend of Jan. 20-21, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office. A search warrant was executed at an apartment in Milroy on Jan. 25, by members of the Redwood County Sheriff’s Office and the Brown-Lyon-Redwood-Renville Drug Task Force. Property from the burglary was recovered, and a suspect was taken into custody, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office did not name the suspect but did say the suspect is being held in the Redwood County Jail on the matter.

The Farmer’s Co-Op burglary was reported Jan. 22, and could have taken place the night of Jan. 21, or early in the morning on Jan. 22. The Redwood County Sheriff’s Office said a person or persons forced open a door on the east side of the building, and the burglar took a small amount of cash from the office. There were also unsuccessful attempts to gain entry to the Milroy Public Works building and the Farmer’s Co-Op C-Store,

A burglary had also been reported earlier that same weekend at Milroy Public School. In that incident, a burglar broke a window on the southwest side of the school, and stole $40 in cash and several checks made out to the school for students’ milk money, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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