North Dakota Man Charged in Grain Elevator Burglaries Spree

Wyatt Jacob Johnson
Wyatt Jacob Johnson

BARNESVILLE, MN ( – Wyatt Jacob Johnson, a 33-year-old resident of Hankinson, North Dakota, is under scrutiny after being charged with a series of grain elevator burglaries. The latest incident involved the burglary of a grain elevator in Barnesville, Minnesota, where Johnson is facing a felony charge of burglary.

According to court documents, law enforcement responded to a grain elevator in Barnesville on February 23rd, where they found a door forced open and $200 missing. This incident was part of a string of grain elevator thefts reported in surrounding counties. Johnson became a suspect, believed to be driving a Dodge Avenger.

Two weeks later, Johnson was apprehended in Ottertail County while attempting to burglarize another grain elevator. He was driving a Dodge Avenger at the time of his arrest and confessed to his involvement in the Barnesville burglary, as well as other similar crimes in the area.

Authorities are investigating the extent of Johnson’s involvement in these burglaries and are urging anyone with information to come forward. Stay tuned for further updates on this developing story.

Reporting live for, this is Tom Berg.

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