MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office says two men have been charged with first-degree burglary for stealing from a private residence in northern Minnesota and cutting down a tree in the home’s yard.

Thirty-nine-year-old Luke Lee Dustin Prescott of Grand Rapids and 42-year-old Clifton Lea Garcia of Coon Rapids were charged in connection to the March 26 burglary. Prescott has also been charged with third-degree “possession of a narcotic drug other than heroin.” Both are now in custody in the St. Louis County Jail.

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Last Thursday at 7:34 a.m., the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary in process in the 2000 block of Highway 53, in Field Township about four miles north of the town of Cook.

A 911 dispatcher had received a report of two males entering an attached porch and stealing “a number of items from inside and then cutting down a tree in the yard,” according to an incident report.

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Sheriff’s deputies arrived within minutes of the call, but they say the perpetrators had already left the scene.

While searching in the surrounding area, deputies were able to locate a suspicious vehicle parked on Nett Lake Road in Leiding Township, and two suspects were taken into custody soonafter.

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A search warrant was executed on Nett Lake Road and law enforcement say they recovered the items that were stolen during the burglary.