McLeod County Copper Theft 06 May 13

Two men face felony burglary charges in McLeod County Court for allegedly stealing copper from the former Burns Manor Nursing Home in Hutchinson. 41-year-old Bradley Thomas Henkemeyer of Eagan and 43-year-old Timothy Michael Wenisch of Hutchinson also face trespassing charges for the crime. The owner of the property had reportedly become suspicious when he found copper wire stashed in an out-building. He told the authorities that the thieves would likely return to retrieve the copper that was taken out of the main building, and when they did Wednesday night police were waiting for them. The two were arrested without incident. Wenisch also had an outstanding warrant from Dakota County for failing to appear on a charge of driving after revocation, and he remains in custody in McLeod County.