Aaron Timm, Minot, sentenced to 120 days, probation, for burglarizing storage unit

Aaron Matthew Timm, 20, Minot, was sentenced on Thursday to three years in prison, with all that time suspended except 120 days, and three years of supervised probation for burglarizing a storage unit on Dec. 10.

Timm will receive credit for 77 days already served in the Ward County Jail and 11 days off for good behavior.

Judge Doug Mattson also ordered Timm to pay court costs of $525 and restitution yet to be determined.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, Timm and Kathryn Mae Kennedy, 21, broke into the storage unit and then hauled the items back to a mobile home at 816 41st Street SE. Some of the victim’s property was strewn out in the driveway when a deputy from the Ward County Sheriff’s Office arrived. A Dodge Caravan was sitting next door to the mobile home with its rear driver side sliding door open and property hanging out of the van. Timm and Kennedy had locked themselves in the mobile home and initially refused to come to the door.

The victim told police that one of her friends had come to her home and told her that Timm and Kennedy had broken into the storage unit. Shortly thereafter, the woman and her friend went to the mobile home to confront Timm and Kennedy. The woman saw Timm carrying some of the property taken from her storage unit into the mobile home. She yelled at him and he dropped the item in the driveway, ran into the mobile home and turned off the lights.

Timm told Judge Mattson in court on Thursday that he burglarized the storage unit because he was angry with the victim and he believed she had stolen some of his property.

Timm told Mattson that Kennedy believed the storage unit belonged to him.

Mattson told Timm that there were other ways to handle the situation and he needs to grow up and get his life on track for the sake of his children.

Kennedy has also been charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony burglary in connection with the case.


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