Morrison County Sheriff’s Office
April 12, 2022
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office reports that charges are pending against 27-year-old Zachary O’Brien of Brainerd, MN for his involvement in the burglary and damage of Red’s Auto, located in the city of Pierz, MN, in Morrison County.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, on 4-12-2022 at approximately 2:57 am, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle that drove into the front of Red’s Auto causing extensive damage. The vehicle then went south on Highway 25 where it crashed in Benton County. Authorities later learned that the vehicle driven by O’Brien was stolen out of Crow Wing County.
Zachary O’Brien is being held pending charges for 3rd Degree Burglary and Damage to Property. This case is still under investigation.
The Pierz Police Department was assisted in this case by the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office, Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.