Alex Peltier, Minot, sentenced for laundromat burglary

Alex Roy Peltier, 24, Minot, was sentenced on Wednesday to a year and a day in prison, all suspended but the 86 days he has already served, for burglarizing the Suds and Sun Laundromat in northwest Minot on Nov. 21.

Judge Todd Cresap also sentenced Peltier to two years of supervised probation, ordered him to obtain a chemical dependency evaluation, and to pay $1,100 in court costs and restitution yet to be determined.

Peltier has been accepted into Ward County’s Drug Court program, according to his lawyer.

Peltier forced open the laundromat office door, walked around the office and ransacked it, and then stole change out of the coin rolling machine. Police found him in Room 147 at the Guest Lodge and placed him under arrest. He had $15.10 in change and keys belonging to the laundromat.

Cresap also ordered Peltier to stay away from the Suds and Sun Laundromat and from the Guest Lodge. Peltier had previously been banned from the Guest Lodge.

The state dismissed a Class C felony theft charge and a Class A misdemeanor trespass charge against Peltier.