Camper stolen from Redfield couple found in Nebraska, suspects identified


Camper stolen from Redfield couple found in Nebraska, suspects identified

Staff report

A 33 foot long camper was stolen from Dale and Connie Fiedler, of Redfield, last week, and word quickly spread to be on the lookout for the camper and the culprit. The camper, a 2017 Cougar with three slides and an outdoor kitchen was stolen three and a half blocks from the Fieldlers’ residence, and another stolen camper from Sanborn County was left in it’s place.

The same day an announcement and description of the stolen camper was posted on Facebook, two suspects were identified in Norfolk, Nebraska in connection with the theft. It was Tuesday night, July 7th. Jacob Wiese, of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota, was one of the men identified. He was arrested in connection with the stolen camper and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

According to a police report, Norfolk police passed a camper and truck that was illegally plugged in to a shelter at Skyview Lake in Norfolk around 8:30p.m. that Tuesday night. The truck had no license plates. Upon running the camper’s plates, it was found that the camper had been stolen from South Dakota. Wiese was taken into custody without problems and arrested in connection with two counts of theft by receiving stolen property and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person.

According to Connie Fiedler, their camper is now in police impound and they will be traveling to Nebraska to pick it up.

The Spink County Sheriff’s office declined to give any details on the camper from Sanborn County. The sheriff’s office said the investigation is still ongoing.

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