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Rochester man arrested on burglary charge for concession stand thefts

The 40-year-old man was arrested after police located him pulling a garbage can across the property.

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A 40-year-old Rochester man was arrested Wednesday morning after police say he broke into the softball concession stand building on the Rochester Community and Technical College property.

Rochester police were called just before 7:30 a.m. Wednesday to the softball complex at 827 36th Ave. SE for a report of a burglary, according to Capt. Casey Moilanen. RCTC security personnel called police to report the break-in. The college owns the building, but the softball association owns the contents.

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When officers arrived, security personnel pointed to a man who was pulling a garbage can across the property. The officers approached the man, later identified as Jessie Crum, and saw that he had "many items" that were stolen from the building, including pop and Gatorade, as well as food, Moilanen said.

Crum, 40, allegedly told police he saw the door to the building was ajar and went inside and took the items.

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Crum made his first appearance in Olmsted County District Court on Thursday morning on a single charge of felony third-degree burglary. At the hearing, Judge Christina Stevens set conditional bail at $5,000 and unconditional bail at $20,000. His next court appearance is scheduled for June 1.

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Emily Cutts is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. She joined the Post Bulletin in July 2018 after stints in Vermont and Western Massachusetts.
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