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Two charged in gas station burglaries

Two men were charged in Carlton County Court last week in connection with multiple burglaries at a Cloquet gas station in which more than $8,000 was stolen.

Two men were charged in Carlton County Court last week in connection with multiple burglaries at a Cloquet gas station in which more than $8,000 was stolen.

Lucas Adam Johnson of Cloquet is charged with five felonies including one count of theft, three counts of burglary in the third degree and one count of possession/sale of stolen/counterfeit checks.

Cody Allyn Anderson, 19, faces charges of theft and two counts of third-degree burglary in the incidents, which took place in mid-May.

Johnson, 21, is a former employee of Northern Fuel of Cloquet, located at 703 Highway 33, according to Cloquet Police Detective Darrin Berg. He and Anderson, of Wrenshall, allegedly broke into the station at least twice and stole money on other occasions from May 14-17.

Owners of the station noticed significant amounts of money missing and called police. They gave Berg Johnson's name as a possible suspect and during an interview Johnson admitted that he and Anderson were involved, Berg said. Police also recovered a bank deposit bag from the station. Several items of evidence and two vehicles were confiscated.

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Neither Johnson nor Anderson has criminal histories but both have received many traffic tickets. Bail was set for each in the amount of $30,000, although Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler said he could have asked for more for Johnson because he was more culpable.

Both are to appear in court next on June 7.

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