Minnesota man gets year in jail for burglaryA Minnesota man was sentenced to one year jail for burglary Tuesday in Pierce County Circuit Court.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
A Minnesota man was sentenced to one year jail for burglary Tuesday in Pierce County Circuit Court.
Daniel H. Masloski, 28, White Bear Lake, is currently in a Minnesota prison serving a two-year term. The one year term is concurrent to his Minnesota sentence.
Masloski was charged in October 2010 pertaining to two burglaries from that August in the Town of Oak Grove. In one burglary, Masloski, along with Sean Macaloon, 41, Lakeville, Minn., and James Richardson, 33, Stillwater, Minn., broke into the Susan Brunkhorst house on Hwy. 35 and took over an estimated $100,000 worth of items--a majority of them being jewelry.
According to the criminal complaint, the case sped up when Pierce County investigators received word from Minnesota authorities the three could be connected to burglaries in Wisconsin, which was confirmed.
“Through investigation and interviews, it was revealed the three were linked to the Brunkhorst and another burglary that occurred in Pierce County the same day,” Investigator Doug Ducklow said. The startling thing, he said, is the second burglary was unreported and didn’t catch the attention of law enforcement until those interviews.
“The (second) victims didn’t even know they were burglarized,” Ducklow said.
The victim was Dawn Dahlke, who also lived on Hwy. 35. She informed law enforcement some jewelry was missing, including a pearl necklace valued at $100 and two silver one dollar coins with painted colors.
Masloski pled guilty to one of the burglary charges last July as part of the plea agreement. The charges against Richardson were dismissed. Macaloon will be sentenced on his charges Monday, April 30.
Masloski was also ordered to pay restitution, which was $5,045.32.