Suspected Prior Lake home burglar arrested on federal warrant 06 Mar 12

A man suspected of burglarizing several homes on Prior Lake last month was arrested last week in Burnsville.

The 41-year-old man, wanted on a federal warrant in Alaska for trafficking opiates, was arrested by U.S. Marshals with help from the Prior Lake Police Department.

Authorities say the Prior Lake burglaries happened during the day. The suspect would force open the front door of a residence, open the garage door and park his vehicle inside. Police say several items that were taken during the burglaries have since been recovered from pawn shops.

Charges against the man, including burglary charges in Savage, Plymouth and Fridley, are still pending.