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Osseo man charged in ReStore burglary

Police: Store temporarily closed, thousands stolen

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An Osseo man is accused of burglarizing an Eau Claire store operated by Habitat for Humanity.

Daniel R. Myher, 52, was charged Wednesday in Eau Claire County Court with felony counts of burglary and possession of methamphetamine, and three misdemeanor counts of bail jumping.

Myher is free on a $5,000 signature bond and returns to court Aug. 2. As a condition of bond, he cannot have contact with the store.

According to the criminal complaint:

Eau Claire police responded to a report of a burglary at Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 145 N. Clairemont Ave.

The burglary occurred between June 30 and July 2.

When the director of the store arrived July 2, a few doors were open and an exterior air conditioning unit was lying on the floor.

A ladder was propped against the building near where the air conditioner had been located.

The safe was open in one of the offices, and between $1,000 and $2,000 was missing.

Video surveillance showed that one male had entered the building.

An Eau Claire County sheriff’s deputy identified the male as Myher.

Myher was found by officers at Newell Park.

A pipe that tested positive for the presence of meth was found in his pants pocket.

Myher said he has never committed a burglary.

When shown the image of the male seen on surveillance video at the store, Myher denied it was him.

Myher was free on a signature bond for three separate 2018 misdemeanor cases in Eau Claire County.

If convicted of the two felony charges, Myher could be sentenced to up to nine years in prison.

Because of the damage and repairs that needed to be made, ReStore was closed last week. It reopened Tuesday.

ReStore sells new and donated building materials and home furnishings, and all of the profits go back into Habitat for Humanity programs.

Contact: 715-833-9207, dan.holtz@ecpc.com


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