SHELL LAKE– Tanya M. Lanerd, 28, Cambridge, Minnesota, has been sentenced to two years in prison and three years of extended supervision for burglarizing a cabin in the town of Barronett in the summer of 2017.
She was sentenced by Judge Eugene Harrington in Washburn County Circuit Court on July 29. Her attorney, Chad La Lor, had argued for a withheld sentence and three to five years of probation.
A charge of theft of items worth $5,000 to $10,000 and party to criminal damage to property were dismissed but read into the record.
According to the criminal complaint:
The owner and his son had gone to the cabin after being gone a couple of weeks and found evidence of someone living there, including the furniture being rearranged, a pot of coffee, a pizza oven turned on, and food in the refrigerator that was not theirs. Women's clothing and toiletries were present, and items such as a decorative gnome, a child's fishing pole, and cordless hedge trimmer were at the home.
The garage door had been pried open and was damaged, and two ATVs obviously had been ridden.
The owners' family photos were removed from a cork board in the home, and other items were missing from the garage, including a Gator and chainsaws.
Neighbors reported seeing two males and two females at the cabin throughout the week.
During the investigation, one of the chainsaws was recovered at a pawn shop in Champlin, Minnesota, and Lanerd was identified as the person who initially tried to pawn it. The Gator was recovered in a vehicle she was driving in Minnesota. She said it was a relative's, but she would not identify the alleged owner.
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