Two Suspects Charged in Bayfield Theft Incidents
Two suspects have been charged in connection to multiple theft incidents that occurred in Bayfield over Apple Fest weekend.
26-year-old Luke Norlund and 35-year-old Erica Yoder, both of Superior, were arrested for allegedly breaking into multiple vehicles and a home over the busy weekend. Authorities say other charges are still pending against the duo.
According to the criminal complaint, a resident of Bayfield returned home on October 5 to find that her home had been broken into over the weekend. A laptop computer, jewelry, prescription drugs and other items were missing.
Yoder allegedly admitted to police that she and Norlund parked in the driveway of the home at South 4th Street and were told the homeowner was gone. Yoder stated that Norlund then went into the home while she acted as a lookout. The criminal complaint says he came out of the home with the laptop, jewelry and pills.
Police charged Norlund with Felony Burglary of a Building or Dwelling in relation to this case, and misdemeanor Theft. Yoder was charged with Felony Burglary of a builidng or dwelling and misdemeanor Theft of Movable Property- Under $2500.
In a separate incident that same weekend, on October 3, police were contacted by a man who reported a handgun, ammo and his cell phone were stolen out of his car, and the back window smashed out.
According to the criminal complaint, Yoder allegedly admitted to authorities Norlund broke into the man’s truck and stole the handgun, among other things, while she acted as a lookout.
Authorities recovered the handgun after Yoder told them where Norlund disposed of it.
Norlund has a prior felony conviction in the state of Minnesota and was on supervised release from federal prison.
Norlund was charged with Felony Theft of movable Property, Felon in possession of a firearm, criminal damage to property, entry into a locked vehicle and misdemeanor theft.
Yoder was charged Felony Theft of movable property-Special Facts, Entry into Locked Vehicle, Theft of Movable Property Under $2500 and Criminal Damage to Property in relation to this case.
Yoder posted a $200 cash bail, while Norlund remains behind bars on $10,000 bail.