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Ottertail teen charged in burglary

Myles David Curtis

An Ottertail teenager is facing a burglary charge after allegedly entering a New York Mills home on the morning of Sunday, April 3.

Myles David Curtis, 19, is facing one count of burglary in the first degree for allegedly entering an occupied home and assaulting a resident along the 200 block of West Nowell Street around 5 a.m. Sunday, April 3, according to the New York Mills Police Department.

The resident of the home told law enforcement officials that Curtis, along with five other men, entered his home and punched the resident several times, knocking him to the floor, according to court records. The resident then went into his bedroom and came out with an unloaded shotgun and told the males to leave his home.

On the way out of the home, records state that the men punched and broke a window.

They later returned to the home, according to the resident, and began kicking the door, causing damage to the door and door frame.

The resident inside the home declined medical treatment. Nothing was taken from the residence, but criminal damage was caused.

New York Mills Police Chief Jim Van Schaick said Curtis knew the residents in the home.

The New York Mills Police Department, along with the Perham Police Department and the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office are investing the matter.

No other arrests have been made in connection with this incident.