Alleged burglar found cookingThe Goodhue County Sheriff's Office has arrested a River Falls woman in connection with two Goodhue-area home break-ins Saturday.
The Goodhue County Sheriff's Office has arrested a River Falls woman in connection with two Goodhue-area home break-ins Saturday.
Sara J. Swanson was arrested on charges of first-degree burglary, second-degree burglary and unauthorized use of a vehicle Saturday after allegedly breaking into a home on 390th Street in Belvidere Township and later breaking into another home and attempting to steal a vehicle on County Road 4 in Goodhue Township.
At 8:23 p.m. Saturday, Paula Wanger of Belvidere Township reported that she had found a woman she did not know standing in her kitchen cooking. The woman left upon Wanger's arrival home that evening.
Later that evening at 10:54 p.m., David Schulz of Goodhue Township called police and said that he wanted an unknown female removed from his home.
He reported that when he arrived home that evening, he saw an unknown vehicle in his driveway. As he walked toward the house, a woman walked out of the garage carrying a bag with items from his home. He reported that his vehicle had been damaged when the woman allegedly attempted to steal it.
Goodhue County Sheriff officers arrived at the scene and arrested Swanson. They reported that she appeared to be under the influence of a controlled substance, but no testing was administered. Police later found that the vehicle Swanson drove to Schulz's home had been reported stolen in River Falls.
Swanson is in custody at the Goodhue County Jail.