Man found guilty of possessing items taken in daytime burglaries
WILLMAR -- A 28-year-old Willmar man has been found guilty of possessing a television and computer accessories stolen during a series of daytime burglaries last winter in rural Kandiyohi County.
Raymond Narro III was found guilty Wednesday of one felony and one misdemeanor charge of receiving stolen property in a court trial before Judge Donald M. Spilseth. Narro will be sentenced Oct. 13.
Narro is one of four people charged in connection to a string of burglaries at four rural homes in December. Amanda Kay Schrupp, 26, of Willmar, faces eight felonies for the burglaries and is scheduled for a jury trial on Sept. 30. A warrant has been issued for Monica Luna Coronado, 38, of Willmar, who faces the same eight charges as Schrupp. Timothy Louis Streling, 21, of Atwater, has been charged with seven felonies for burglary, theft and aiding an offender. His next court appearance is Thursday.
The charges were filed after the owners of four rural homes reported thefts from their residences while they were gone during the day. The thefts were reported from Dec. 6 to Dec. 12 from homeowners in rural Willmar, Pennock and Spicer.
Items missing from the homes included the large-screen television, computers, video games, DVDs, jewelry, coins and currency, digital cameras, tools and imported yarn. Owners of one of the homes reported that Christmas and birthday presents had been stolen.
During the investigation, officers learned that many of the stolen items were sold and that a computer and television were at a home in Willmar. Two detectives went to the home, and found the television that matched the description of one missing.
On Feb. 27, law enforcement officials executed a search warrant for the home, which is listed in the complaint as Narro's address. The officers matched the serial number of the large-screen television found there to the one missing from one of the four burglarized homes. They also found a laptop case and a number of computer cords, but no computer.
According to the judge's order finding Narro guilty of the charges, Narro admitted to possessing the television and computer bag and said he bought them from Coronado and "an American girl" at a trailer park. He testified that he negotiated a price of just $300 for the television, a 46-inch model worth $1,700.
According to an affidavit of restitution filed Aug. 14, the victims of the burglaries and their insurance companies are claiming losses of $22,738.16.