Raymond Norbert Bischoff Page 2 CA-2013-00051
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 probablecause.On January 4, 2013, officers were dispatched to a business in the City of Hastings, DakotaCounty, 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 outsideof 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 footprintsin 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 raingutter heater wire, and two cables to the unused TV dish were cut. On January 3, 2013, the victimreported 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 companyarrived at the business to fix the cut wire. While they were doing repair work, the repairmen observed amale in a nearby parking lot who was watching them. The officer approached the male and identifiedhim as Raymond Norbert Bischoff, date of birth: 5/18/1947. The officer observe
d Bischoff’s 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 thedamaged wires. Bischoff admitted that he walks behind the business that was damaged often, andadmitted that he walked in that area earlier that day. Bischoff agreed to go with the officer to the policestation to talk about the damage to property.