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Suspect in Perham burglary makes court appearance

An 18-year-old Detroit Lakes man appeared in Otter Tail County District Court last Friday for his alleged involvement in the theft of a vehicle, guns, computer and other items from a Perham home.

Jesse Alan Strong is charged with burglary in the second degree, tied to a case that dates to Nov. 26.

Court records state that Strong and an accomplice burglarized a residence in Perham and stole a vehicle from the premises. Strong and the accomplice reportedly knew the residents.

Taken were a Play Station 2, firearms, ammunition, a laptop computer, briefcase with documents that contained Social Security numbers, and other items.

The stolen vehicle was tracked down in Becker County and returned to Otter Tail County. Some of the stolen items were found in the recovered vehicle.

Strong was later apprehended in Detroit Lakes.

No information was available at press time regarding the remaining stolen items.

Strong’s next court appearance has been scheduled for Jan. 13.

Tom Hintgen

Otter Tail County Correspondent