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Kaleb Frey, Perfecto Ramos Jr. charged with burglarizing Ground Round

Kaleb Patrick Thomas Frey, 19, and Perfecto Ramos Jr., 18, are charged with burglarizing the Ground Round in southeast Minot at about 1:22 a.m. Tuesday.

Frey is charged in district court in Minot with Class C felony burglary and Class A misdemeanor wearing a mask during commission of a crime. Ramos is charged with Class C felony burglary and Class B misdemeanor refusal to halt.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed with the court, police had responded to a burglar alarm and discovered the burglary in progress.

Jay Bloyer of the Minot Police Department wrote in the affidavit that he saw Frey, who was wearing all black clothing with his hood up and a bandana-style cloth mask, and carrying a tire iron in one hand and a crow bar in the other. Frey was running out of the doors of the Ground Round. Bloyer yelled at him to “drop it” and Frey continued running for a short distance. Bloyer ordered him to get on the ground and Frey dropped the tools and lay face down on the ground. Frey refused to talk to the officer. He was searched and the search turned up a small plastic bag of marijuana, a small metal container filled with marijuana, and a glass pipe with burned marijuana. He also had several pairs of black nitrite gloves.

Another officer spotted Ramos as he ran out of the Ground Round building and headed northwest toward the Clarion Hotel. The officer pursued him but lost sight of him behind the storage units in the vicinity of 19th Street SE. Ramos was later located hiding in a shed in the backyard of a residence on 19th Street SE. The officers ordered Ramos to come out and to lie on the ground. He was arrested and searched. The search turned up a cell phone, a seatbelt cutter and a glass punch in his right sweatshirt pocket. Ramos was wearing a black sweatshirt, sweatpants, and white running shoes and a black stocking cap and gloves.

A south door at the Ground Round had pry marks and a safe also had pry marks on it. The office appeared to have been searched. Cash drawers were pulled out and a jar of change was on the counter.

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