On 01-23-22 Blue Earth County deputies responded to a burglary at Big Gain in South Bend Township that had occurred overnight. Employees reported that a forklift was used to force entry into an office within the business and several hundred dollars in cash was stolen.
Deputies and investigators pursued leads, including those generated by the business’s surveillance video. The suspects were identified as father and son: 56-year-old James Joseph Casarez of Woodbury and 30-year-old Tyler James Casarez of Maplewood.
Deputies located and arrested both suspects on the morning of 02-03-22 during a traffic stop. Both remain in custody on charges related to the burglary along with drug-possession offenses.