Men arrested while attempting to steal medical-grade freezer near Litchfield
LITCHFIELD — A 25-year-old Hawick man and a 17-year-old boy from Litchfield were arrested Sunday morning for allegedly attempting to steal a medical-grade freezer north of Litchfield.
According to a news release from the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, the burglary in progress was reported just after 8 a.m. Sunday along the 31000 block of 620th Avenue in Harvey Township.
The responding deputies found that the teen and Mathew Bloomquist had allegedly entered a shed on the property and attempted to take the freezer, which was valued between $5,000 and $8,000.
Both suspects were arrested on third-degree burglary and theft charges and are being held in the county jail.
The burglary remains under investigation.