WINDOM — Three people are in police custody for their alleged involvement in a rural Jackson County burglary.
Windom police executed search warrants Monday on the residences of Parker Kolander, 20, of Jackson; Jordan Newton, 22, of Windom; and Benjamin Novack, 20, of Windom. It was alleged that Kolander and Novack were involved in the burglary itself, and that Newton was storing some of the stolen items in her apartment.
Upon arrival at Newton's apartment, officers learned that Kolander also lived at that address. They recovered the following firearms from the residence:
- Ultra High Muzzle Loader
- Waffenfabrik Mauser Oberndorf 1900
- New England Firearms Pardner pump 12-gauge
- Colt Combat Commander 9mm
- Colt Trooper MK 111 .357 Magnum
Newton and Kolander were arrested and charged with five counts each of receiving stolen property, a felony, with a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison and/or a $100,000 fine for each count.
Police also found a mirror with a substance on it that tested positive for methamphetamine, earning Newton an additional charge of third-degree drug possession, a felony that carries a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine.
While searching Novack's residence, police recovered a Winchester 12-gauge pump shotgun, a Daisy No. 25 BB pump gun and a Daisy Model 1894 BB gun, as well as a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. Novack was arrested and charged with receiving stolen property and gross misdemeanor fifth-degree drug possession.
All three are in the Cottonwood County Jail. Newton's bail was set at $10,000 with conditions or $50,000 without, Kolander's at $5,000 with conditions or $50,000 without and Novack's at $5,000 with conditions or $30,000 without.