A Madelia man made his first appearance in court today (TUE) on a felony 3rd-degree burglary charge over allegations that he stole vehicle batteries and copper piping from a farm in Waseca County last month. 33-year-old Timothy John Frenzel was spotted by the owner of the property fleeing at a high rate of speed in a pickup truck and flatbed trailer. The victim reported seeing vehicle batteries on the trailer along with other scrap metal he believed belonged to him. The vehicle was followed into Blue Earth County, and authorities eventually managed to pull Frenzel over near Pemberton. The victim identified a number of semi-truck batteries belonging to him, along with miscellaneous wire and piping and other items. He was able to identify Frenzel as the one driving off his property earlier that day as well. Frenzel also has a prior conviction from this July for receiving stolen property, and now faces up to 5 years in prison on both charges. He is currently in the Blue Earth County Jail on a drug conviction.