ST. CLOUD (WCCO) – Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a string of thefts at various cattle thefts in Stearns, Todd and Douglas counties.
According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, 19-year-old Jesse Robert Ronsberg and an unnamed 16-year-old from Barnesville have been taken into custody. The juvenile suspect has since been released to his parents.
Authorities had been tipped off to the whereabouts of some stolen calves by a tipster, and followed the lead to rural areas in Rothsay and Barnesville.
They found 17 calves in total. All have been returned to their owners.
Investigators will forward the case to the county attorney’s office for possible theft and burglary charges.
WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro Report (From Nov. 30)