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___________________________________________________________________________________ STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF DAKOTA DISTRICT COURT FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FILE NO.

_______________________ COUNTY ATTORNEY FILE NO. CA-2013-00051 CONTROLLING AGENCY: MN0190300 CONTROL NUMBER: 13-000047


Defendant. COMPLAINT The Complainant, being duly sworn, makes complaint to the above-named Court and states that there is probable cause to believe that the Defendant committed the following offense(s): COUNT 1: CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IN THE FIRST DEGREE (AGGREGATING) (>$1,000) Minnesota Statutes 609.595, Subd. 1(3); 609.101 PENALTY: 0-5 Years and/or $3,000.00 - $10,000.00 MOC: P111H GOC: N [X]Felony [ ] Gross Misdemeanor [ ] Misdemeanor [ ] Petty Misdemeanor On or about December 27, 2012 - January 4, 2013, in the County of Dakota, Minnesota, RAYMOND NORBERT BISCHOFF, did intentionally cause damage to physical property of another without the latter's consent, and the aggregate damage reduces the aggregate value of the property by more than $1,000 measured by the cost of repair and replacement.

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STATEMENT OF PROBABLE CAUSE Your Complainant is a licensed peace officer in the State of Minnesota. Acting in that capacity, I have reviewed the police reports and state that the following facts are true and establish probable cause. On January 4, 2013, officers were dispatched to a business in the City of Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota; on a report of a 911 disconnect call. On arrival, an officer spoke to the victim who said that someone cut the internet wires outside of his business. The victim stated that the wire was cut while he was on the phone to dispatch, and the phone line went dead. An officer looked in the area of the wires and observed a fresh set of footprints in the snow that went from the cut internet wires, to the Southwest corner of the building. The foot prints stopped at a telephone pole located at the Southwest corner of the building. At the telephone pole, the officer observed a cut black telephone wire. Officers had been called out to this same business on December 27, 2012, and January 3, 2013, for similar incidents. On December 27, 2012, the victim reported that the internet cable wire, a rain gutter heater wire, and two cables to the unused TV dish were cut. On January 3, 2013, the victim reported that the internet cable wire was cut, and the outside power switch to the furnace was shut off. Shortly after the police were called to the business on January 4, 2013, the cable company arrived at the business to fix the cut wire. While they were doing repair work, the repairmen observed a male in a nearby parking lot who was watching them. The officer approached the male and identified him as Raymond Norbert Bischoff, date of birth: 5/18/1947. The officer observed Bischoffs footprints in the snow, which matched the footprints found near the damaged wires. Bischoff showed the officer the bottom of his shoe, and the officer confirmed that it was the same pattern he observed by the damaged wires. Bischoff admitted that he walks behind the business that was damaged often, and admitted that he walked in that area earlier that day. Bischoff agreed to go with the officer to the police station to talk about the damage to property.
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Bischoff was read his Miranda rights and agreed to speak to the officer. Bischoff admitted to cutting the wires, and admitted that he had cut the wires on a previous occasion as well. Bischoff stated that it was possible that he cut the wires a total of three times. Bischoff stated that he used a small blade to cut the wires. Bischoff stated that he is staying at a nearby hotel and is having trouble with pressure on his brain, which he contributes to the wires. The total cost of repairing the damage from all three incidents is in excess of $1,000.00.

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NOTICE: You must appear for every court hearing on this charge. A failure to appear for court on this charge is a criminal offense and may be punished as provided in Minn. Stat. 609.49. ___________________________________________________________________________ Complaint requests that Defendant, Raymond Norbert Bischoff, subject to bail or conditions of release, be: (1) arrested or that other lawful steps be taken to obtain Defendants appearance in court; or (2) detained, if already in custody, pending further proceedings; and that said Defendant otherwise be dealt with according to law. COMPLAINANTS NAME: COMPLAINANTS SIGNATURE:

Subscribed and sworn to before the undersigned this _________ day of ____________, 2013. NOTARY STAMP: SIGNATURE:

Notary Public

Being authorized to prosecute the offenses charged, I approve this complaint. PROSECUTING ATTORNEY'S SIGNATURE: Date:

Name: Tricia A. Loehr Assistant Dakota County Attorney Dakota County Judicial Center 1560 Highway 55 Hastings, MN 55033 (651) 438-4438 Attorney Registration No.: 0388027

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From the above sworn facts, and any supporting affidavits or supplemental sworn testimony, I, the Issuing Officer, have determined that probable cause exists to support, subject to bail or conditions of release where applicable, Defendants arrest or other lawful steps be taken to obtain Defendants appearance in court, or Defendants detention, if already in custody, pending further proceedings. Defendant is therefore charged with the above-stated offense.

THEREFORE YOU, THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANT, ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear on ___________, at _____ before the above-named court at the Dakota County Judicial Center 1560 Highway 55, Hastings, MN 55033 to answer this complaint. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR in response to this SUMMONS, a WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST shall be issued .

To the Sheriff of the above-named county; or other person authorized to execute this warrant: I hereby order, in the name of the State of Minnesota, that the above-named Defendant be apprehended and arrested without delay and brought promptly before the above-named court (if in session), and if not, before a Judge or Judicial Officer of such court without unnecessary delay, and in any event not later than 36 hours after the arrest or as soon as such Judge or Judicial Officer is available to be dealt with according to law.

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Since the above-named Defendant is already in custody, I hereby order, subject to bail or conditions of release, that the above-named Defendant continue to be detained pending further proceedings. Bail: Conditions of Release: This complaint, duly subscribed and sworn to, is issued by the undersigned Judicial Officer this _____ day of ________________________, 2013. JUDICIAL OFFICER: NAME: Judge of District Court TITLE: SIGNATURE: ___________________________________________ Judge

Sworn testimony has been given before the Judicial Officer by the following witnesses:


Plaintiff, vs.
RETURN OF SERVICE I hereby Certify and Return that I have served a copy of this COMPLAINT upon the Defendant herein named.


Defendant. Signature of Authorized Service Agent:


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