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Forum staff reports, Published October 12 2012

26-year-old man arrested for burglarizing home in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.D. – Deputies tracked down and arrested a 26-year-old man who fled when he was allegedly caught burglarizing a home here on Thursday, the Cass County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputies were dispatched at 2:50 p.m. to a burglary in progress in Buffalo.

The victim had entered his home and found property damaged and the suspect still inside, Sgt. Tara Morris stated in a news release.

The suspect fled into an attached garage, where he broke a window to escape, the release stated. Deputies searched the area with a police dog, found the suspect hiding under a trailer and took him into custody at 5:08 p.m.

Derrick St. Claire, whose last known address is Dilworth, Minn., was arrested and charged in Cass County District Court with burglary and criminal mischief, Class C felonies each punishable by up to five years in prison. He also had a warrant for failure to appear for a previous burglary charge stemming from an incident in Cass County on July 20, 2011.

Bail was set at $25,000 cash only.