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USDA burglar sentenced
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

The second suspect in the United States Department of Agriculture burglaries from last year has been sentenced.

Clinton Robert Zenzius, 21, of Apple Valley, Minn., had pleaded guilty to felony third-degree burglary on Dec. 31 and was sentenced March 3 to 33 months in prison and was given credit for 209 days already served. A second charge of felony third-degree burglary was dismissed.


He must pay a $50 fine and pay restitution in the amount of $15,638.12.

The USDA, 3217 Bemidji Ave. N., was burglarized several times last summer. Items reported missing included laptop computers, digital cameras, digital projectors and cash. Keys to a pickup truck were stolen, and the truck itself was subsequently stolen from an adjoining USDA motor pool.

Zenzius and his accomplice, James Adam Schummer, 22, of Wilton, were arrested following an ongoing investigation by Beltrami County deputies into the trafficking of stolen goods from a residence on the 200 block of 25th Street Northwest. Both men were identified as receiving money for the delivery of stolen goods.

Deputies executed a warrant at the residence and recovered a number of items that had been reported stolen from the USDA burglaries, including computer cases, computer software, USB cable cords and power adapters. A digital camera with a serial number that matched one reported missing from the burglaries also was recovered.

Additionally, shoes confiscated from both Zenzius and Schummer matched shoe prints and treads that were left at the scene of the burglary.

Schummer previously was sentenced Nov. 26 for his role in the burglaries. He got 18 months in prison and given a stay of execution for five years.

Bethany Wesley
(218) 333-9200 x337