Le Center Man Arrested for Welding Shop Burglary 05 Aug 11

A 22-year-old Le Center man is one of two people facing burglary charges after being photographed inside a Le Center business.

The Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Department was contacted late last month by the owner of Lyle’s Welding Shop of Le Center concerning a burglary at his business—and it wasn’t the first time. The owner said he installed a camera to try to photograph an unknown person who had been breaking into his shop and stealing money from the cash register and desk over the past few months.

On July 18, the camera photographed Joshua Bauleke of Le Center and 21-year-old Hayden Christensen of Waubun inside the shop. Both men admitted breaking in but denied taking money.

Both men are being charged with burglary in the third degree and misdemeanor theft.