Advertisement

Aurora Man Charged for Post Office Break-in

Eric Chester Francis is charged with criminal damage to property after allegedly breaking into 60 post office mail boxes on Sunday. Eric Chester Francis is charged with criminal damage to property after allegedly breaking into 60 post office mail boxes on Sunday. |  Photo: St. Louis Co. Jail

October 11, 2017 04:49 PM

Authorities say an Aurora man broke into the Biwabik post office last weekend. 21-year-old Eric Chester Francis now faces one count of felony criminal damage to property.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

The complaint said that police received a report about the break-in on Sunday. When they arrived at the post office, they found 60 post office boxes that had the glass broken out, and mail was strewn about the floor.

Also in the area were nearly a dozen vehicles that had some kind of damage. The complaint said that some had their tires slashed, others had windows broken out, some had dents and scratches added or profanities etched in them.

Thanks to help from a nearby business owner, investigators were able to pinpoint that Francis as the suspect, and arrested him on Sunday evening. 


WDIO

Copyright 2017 WDIO-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Advertisement
Advertisement
Relay Media Amp

Nolan Staying on Swanson Ticket Despite Calls to Step Aside

Former Campaign Manager Joe Radinovich, Others Weigh in on Nolan Staffer Allegations

Duluth Facility First in Minn. to Offer Kids Residential Psychiatric Treatment

Cliffs' CEO Ready for New Leadership in Minnesota

Walker Wants Federal Disaster Declaration for NW Wisconsin

Lake Superior Circle Tour Highway Reopens after Brief Closure

Advertisement