by Dennis Dalman
A Sauk Rapids man remains in Benton County Jail after being arrested Nov. 6 for alleged felony theft.
Leonard Berg, 39, is expected to be charged with stealing a large amount of items from a trailer parked outside of Warnert Racing in northeast St. Cloud, including auto batteries, electronics and tools. The thefts occurred Oct. 22 or 23. Video surveillance at the business captured images of the suspect during the incident.
According to a Benton County Sheriff’s Department report, a further investigation revealed that on Oct. 23, Berg sold batteries similar to those taken from Warnert Racing to a local metal-recycling center.
Armed with a search warrant, deputies searched Berg’s Sauk Rapids’ residence and found several items believed to have been stolen from Warnert Racing. They also found a generator believed to have been stolen from the St. Cloud Salvation Army.
Berg’s bail has been set at $10,000.