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Shocker: Minnesota Senator Nabbed for Burglary!

Tyler Mitchell By Tyler Mitchell Jun9,2024

A Minnesota state senator has been charged with first-degree burglary after being arrested in the city of Detroit Lakes early Monday morning.

Democratic state Sen. Nicole Mitchell, 49, was arrested at a residence after police responded to a 911 call at about 4:45 a.m. Monday, Detroit Lakes Police Chief Steven Todd told The Hill.

Mitchell was formally charged with one count of first-degree burglary, according to a complaint shared with The Hill and filed on Tuesday. Mitchell, a former meteorologist and a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard, is serving her first term in the Minnesota Senate after being elected in 2022.

According to the complaint, police received reports that someone had broken into a residence and that the person had run into the basement.

The police found Mitchell, who was dressed in all black clothing and a black hat, in the basement of the house, according to the complaint. The complaint states that Mitchell told officers that the victim was her stepmother, who cut off contact from her and her family after Mitchell’s father died.

“I was just trying to get a couple of my dad’s things because you wouldn’t talk to me anymore,” she told her stepmother during her arrest, according to the complaint.

She was trying to get items of her late father’s, including “pictures, a flannel shirt, ashes, and other items of sentimental value,” the complaint states.

At one point, Mitchell commented that “clearly I’m not good at this” after officers searched her backpack. The officers found a laptop with her stepmother’s name on it that Mitchell said was given to her by the stepmother, who denied giving it to her.

She also said, “I know I did something bad,” after being read her Miranda warning, according to the complaint.

Mitchell admitted to the officer that she drove from the Twin Cities to the residence in Detroit Lakes and got in the house through a window, per the complaint. While at the jail, the court document states she told an officer that she had previously gotten into an argument with her stepmother, and they stopped speaking.

The Associated Press reported that state Senate Minority Leader Mark Johnson (R) said he was shocked at the news.

“The public expects Legislators to meet a high standard of conduct,” Johnson said in a statement. “As information comes out, we expect the consequences to meet the actions, both in the court of law, and in her role at the legislature.”

The Hill has reached out to Mitchell’s office for comment.

The Associated Press contributed.

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2 thoughts on “Shocker: Minnesota Senator Nabbed for Burglary!”
  1. As a supporter of Sen. Mitchell, I am shocked and saddened by these allegations. It’s important to remember that everyone has personal struggles and challenges they are facing. Let’s wait for all the facts to come out before passing judgment.

  2. “It’s truly shocking to hear about Senator Mitchell’s involvement in a burglary case. She must have been going through a tough time emotionally to resort to such actions. I hope the legal process can shed light on the circumstances and provide a fair outcome for everyone involved.”

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