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Published November 16 2012

4 face burglary, theft charges in Barnes County

VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Four people face burglary and theft charges after a two-month investigation in Barnes County.

Sheriff Randy McClaflin told KOVC-TV that the group allegedly burglarized a number of farmsteads, homes and a Valley City business this fall. He said about $8,500 worth of property has been recovered so far.

The four people police are searching for are 32-year-old Broc Buytaert and 31-year-old Betsy Runkle, both from Rochester, Minn., and 36-year-old Steve Hovland and 25-year-old April Kapaun, both from Valley City.

Combined, the group faces 50 felony charges.