TRF man charged with felony burglary
TRF man charged with felony burglary

On Jan. 28 at about 3:59 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a report of a burglary in the 15300 block of Shawn St.

Dylan Wayne Burkland, 23, Thief River Falls, has been charged with felony first-degree burglary, domestic assault, and trespassing. He was arrested.

The complaint alleges that Burkland used his shoulder to break a locked door at the home of his parents. He threatened to enter the home swinging and told his parents that they were going to go down.

At the time, a “no trespassing” order was in effect due to a verbal altercation three days earlier. Burkland was arrested about two hours after the incident.

Someone had apparently called the sheriff’s office, indicating that Burkland’s vehicle had gone into a ditch. At the time, Burkland was on the phone with his probation officer.

After arriving at the Law Enforcement Center, Burkland said he wanted his mom to tell the truth. He said he had wanted to speak with his dad. Burkland allegedly admitted “shoulder checking” the locked door and breaking the door jamb. He said he was irritated about a case for which he was on probation. He initially denied knowing that he wasn’t supposed to be on the property due to a “no trespassing” order and later said he thought the trespassing order pertained to only one night.

Burkland denied threatening his parents. He said he had been using pain pills and suboxone for two days prior to the incident.