Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen reports that formal charges are pending against 37-year-old, Blaine Beaulieu from Onamia, MN for his involvement in four separate burglaries which involved thefts of four firearms, two motor vehicles and a side-by-side ATV from residences in Little Falls, Belle Prairie and Platte Townships.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, on 2-6-2019 deputies responded to a residential burglary at a residence located east of Little Falls on Game Farm Road. According to the home owners, their garage was entered and their side-by-side ATV was stolen. The ATV was located in the ditch nearby with foot tracks leading to another residence on Game Farm Road. Deputies learned there was a truck stolen from that residence which headed north on Game Farm Road. When deputies arrived in the area, they discovered another pickup was left at the Knife River gravel pit off Highway 27, east of Little Falls. Deputies contacted the registered owner and discovered that the pickup had been stolen as well.
The Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious male near a residence north of Harding in Pulaski Township. Deputies arrived and later located the suspect in a swampy wooded area northeast of the residence. The stolen truck from Game Farm Road was also located on the property along with the stolen firearms.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Pierz Police Department and Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Larsen would like to thank the public for their assistance by calling in suspicious activity. Along with the public’s tips and our law enforcement efforts, Beaulieu was unable to continue his crime spree.
Beaulieu is currently being held in the Morrison County Jail pending formal charges.