Biermaier says CPD responding to other locations; formal charges for Wagner likely to come Thursday
A Crookston man was arrested Wednesday morning for burglary after police responded to a business alarm at Agassiz Federal Credit Union. Bryan Alvin Wagner, 18, was arrested an hour after police found shattered glass doors at Agassiz Federal Credit Union and American Federal Bank as the suspect walked by the scene.
Also related to the incidents were damage found at the State Farm Insurance building (Courtney Pulkrabek’s office), Trinity Lutheran Church and tampering with a motor vehicle in the vicinity.
Crookston Police Chief Paul Biermaier says they’re still responding to other locations of damage and they expect an update Thursday when Wagner is formally charged.
“Burglary is simply entering a place; home, business, garage, etc. with the intent to commit a crime,” Biermaier explained clarifying the meaning of burglary. “That crime can by anything like damaging property in this case.”
“If something was taken there could potentially be charges of burglary, theft, damage to property, etc.” he added.
An American Federal Bank representative from Fargo told the Times that the Crookston location drive-up will be open at noon Wednesday and the main lobby will be open once again Thursday morning. She says that bank customer data was not compromised during the incident.
Polk County deputies assisted in immediately securing the locations and a Grand Forks County Canine Unit was called to assist.
Wagner was arrested in connection with all of the incidents and transported to the Northwest Regional Corrections Center. Various related charges are pending.
The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information and/or damage to a building or vehicle is encouraged to call the police department at 281-3111.