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Two charged for smash-grab jewelry store burglaries in western Minn.

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WILLMAR -- Two people face felony charges for smashing their way into and robbing two jewelry stores last month in Granite Falls and Sacred Heart.

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Marcos Enrique Trevino Jr., 21, of Danube, and Allison Ann Roschild, 18, of Renville, appeared Friday in Renville County District Court on three felony charges of second- and third-degree burglary and first-degree property damage, plus misdemeanors for theft, in the Sacred Heart burglary.

Unconditional bail was set at $100,000 for Trevino and $75,000 for Ros-child. No dates were set for their next appearance in Renville County as officials want to combine those court appearances with the court dates in the Yellow Medicine County cases for the Granite Falls burglary, according to Renville County Assistant Attorney Glen Jacobsen. Jacobsen is prosecuting the case.

Trevino and Roschild both also face second-degree burglary charges in Yellow Medicine County District Court. They are both in custody in the Yellow Medicine County Jail in Granite Falls. Trevino's next appearance there is Monday. Roschild's next appearance is Jan. 9.

The Willmar Police Department is also investigating a jewelry store burglary that was similar in nature to the Granite Falls and Sacred Heart incidents, according to Police Capt. Jim Felt. More interviews are needed before the case can be forwarded to the county attorney's office for formal charging, he said.

According to the Yellow Medicine County complaints against the pair, early morning burglaries began at Korthuis Jewelry in downtown Granite Falls. An alarm around 12:45 a.m. Nov. 5 summoned local police who found the front door and display cases smashed with a large rock and several pieces of jewelry missing.

Similarly, a rock was thrown through a window and used to damage display cases at Probst Jewelry in Sacred Heart, according to the Renville County complaint. Several silver jewelry items were missing from the store, which sustained more than $1,200 in damage to the window, display cases and floor.

Along with Roschild and Trevino, the complaints list three juveniles and an 18-year-old as people involved in the case. Two of the juveniles, ages 14 and 13, were detained at Prairie Lake Youth Programs in Willmar. Criminal charges against juveniles under the age of 16 are not public record.

One of the juveniles apparently gave stolen diamond rings to female friends. One of the parents recognized the value of the jewelry and contacted law enforcement. The boy was interviewed and allegedly admitted to his role in the burglaries and identified the others involved in the incidents.

Roschild and Trevino were located and arrested in the St. Cloud area. Roschild's vehicle, the car allegedly used in the burglaries, was searched and investigators found numerous pieces of jewelry and pawn shop receipts.

Roschild was interviewed and told investigators that she and Trevino came up with the idea to rob the Granite Falls jewelry store after they stopped in the area so that Roschild could have a cigarette. She parked the car behind the store and then they took rocks to the store to smash the windows. She said Trevino and one of the juveniles grabbed jewelry items and then they drove to Sacred Heart, where the same scenario of smashing and grabbing took place at the jewelry store there.

She also described what happened at the Willmar jewelry store, which is not included in the Yellow Medicine County complaint. Trevino was also interviewed and allegedly admitted to participating in the three burglaries.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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