A Princeton man and a Cambridge man have been charged with an alleged burglary that took place in Cambridge over Memorial Day weekend.
Grant Michael Yager, 20, of Princeton, and Jordyn Matthew Miller, 25, were charged on May 31 in Isanti County District Court in Cambridge with felony first-degree burglary with possession of a dangerous weapon and felony theft.
Yager’s bail was set at $30,000 without conditions or $15,000 with conditions and his next court appearance for June 13. Miller has not yet appeared in court on the charges, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.
The alleged incident occurred during the afternoon of May 26; the homeowner returned home on May 27 and discovered items missing from his bedroom, his son’s bedroom, the attached garage, his Ice Castle fish house, and a snowmobile trailer. The homeowner provided law enforcement with an itemized list of everything stolen from his property and the total value of everything taken exceeds $30,000.
According to the criminal complaint:
On May 28, Isanti County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Vander Vegt was dispatched to the 2500 block of 325th Avenue Northwest in the city of Cambridge on a report of a burglary.
Upon arrival, Vander Vegt spoke with the property owner who stated his property had been burglarized sometime on Sunday afternoon. He was gone from his residence on Sunday and when he returned home on Monday he discovered items missing from his bedroom, his son’s bedroom, the attached garage, his Ice Castle fish house and an unlocked snowmobile trailer.
A number of high-value items were missing, including tools, fishing and hunting equipment, a laptop and an electronic notebook. Also stolen were a 357 revolver pistol, a 9 mm pistol, and a 20-gauge youth model shotgun Remington pump 870, along with ammunition.
The homeowner stated he suspected Miller based on his prior contacts with him.
The homeowner believed the burglar(s) entered through the basement door as there was a Walmart receipt left on the floor. Law enforcement followed up with the Walmart store identified on the receipt and gained access to surveillance video relevant to the receipt transaction. The video surveillance video showed two males, one of whom was later identified as Yager.
A witness had seen a SUV enter the property on Sunday afternoon and when the same vehicle left, the witness observed a white male in the driver’s seat. A photo lineup was shown to the witness and he identified Yager as the driver of that vehicle.
Law enforcement then made contact with Yager who admitted to entering the residence without permission and stealing the items. Yager identified Miller as his accomplice to the burglary, but denied any knowledge of firearms being taken.