Dive Team Finds Safe Connected to Faribault Burglary
A safe that had been stolen during a 2014 burglary in Faribault was recently found in a lake 50 miles to the north.
According to the KARE11 News website, volunteer divers performing a routine clean up of the lake happened upon three safes at the murky bottom of Wirth Lake in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Mark Dugger, Midwest School of Diving, was noted as stating in the story that it, "Ended up being zero visibility, so everything was done by feel, we collected the usual things that we normally expect—the bicycles, the shoes, the fishing poles...but then we came across some safes." The safes appeared to have been tossed off a dock into about thirteen feet of water.
The back side of the safe had been cut open and papers and documents that were found inside contained the documents of an individual that resides in Faribault. Faribault police were then told about the find and they believe it may be connected to a 2014 burglary and are now working with the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in this ongoing investigation.