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Forum staff reports, Published November 08 2012

Moorhead burglar gets jail, probation

MOORHEAD – A Fargo man convicted of second-degree burglary here was sentenced to jail time and probation on Thursday in Clay County District Court.

Jeremy Daniel Tibiatowski, 34, was sentenced to six months in the Clay County Jail and nearly two years in prison, which was stayed by 10 years of supervised probation, court records show. He was credited with 129 days served.

Police arrested Tibiatowski at his Fargo home in June, accusing him of stealing money and property in the 500 block of 11th Avenue North in Moorhead in mid-June.

Tibiatowski is also facing more than 20 charges of criminal conspiracy in Cass County after police accused him and Jason Scott Leines, also of Fargo, of being the heart of a large burglary ring in the metro area.

The two were arrested in their homes June 21, and police found thousands of dollars worth of stolen property in their homes which they said was linked to more than a dozen area burglaries. Items were reported stolen in Fargo, West Fargo, Argusville, N.D., and Kindred, N.D. Tibiatowski pleaded not guilty to the conspiracy charges in August.

Leines plead guilty to conspiracy charges in October and was sentenced to five years in prison and five years of supervised probation. He was also charged in Clay County for the same alleged burglary, a case that is still pending.