Update: 2 Arrested in Duluth Burglary, Superior Car Break-Ins
Posted at: 02/13/2013 1:23 PM
| Updated at: 02/13/2013 4:00 PM
Two people arrested in a Duluth home burglary are also suspected in car break-ins and thefts in Superior, while a third person is also suspected in the Superior incidents.
Duluth and Superior police announced the arrests separately Wednesday. Sean Saylor, 19, and Heather Goodreau, 24, both of Duluth, are accused of breaking into a house in the 8800 block of Grand Avenue in Duluth on Tuesday morning.
A neighbor called police at 10:20 a.m. to report a male and a female wading through waist-deep snow to go into a house through a back door. Officers located Saylor and Goodreau on Clyde Avenue and say they located items stolen from the house on the path the two had used.
Saylor and Goodreau face charges of third-degree burglary. Duluth police say Saylor has more than a half-dozen prior convictions, including one for second-degree burglary last year. Goodreau has past convictions for shoplifting and misdemeanor theft.
Superior police say Saylor and Goodreau, along with another Duluth female, also face charges in connection with five car break-ins and thefts in Superior between Jan. 26 and Feb. 8. Authorities said those break-ins and thefts happened at the Arrowhead Pier, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Superior Deputy Chief Nicholas Alexander said "the group would break out the windows on the vehicle and then remove valuables to include credit cards and other banking information. The credit cards were immediately used to purchase electronic items. It is believed that the purchased items were then traded for narcotics."
All three suspects are being held at the St. Louis County Jail.
Superior authorities are urging residents to protect their belongings by not keeping valuable items in vehicles. If they must be stored there, authorities ask that they be kept where they are not visible.