Fargo man arrested in Prescription Shop burglary
WEST FARGO - A Fargo man was arrested Friday in connection with the recent burglary of the Prescription Shop, the West Fargo Police Department announced Friday.
WEST FARGO – A Fargo man was arrested Friday in connection with the recent burglary of the Prescription Shop, the West Fargo Police Department announced Friday.
Jacob Steven Metcalf, 22, was arrested without incident in Fargo by a Fargo police officer about 9 a.m. Metcalf was then taken to the Cass County Jail, where he was charged with felony burglary and interviewed, West Fargo police Detective Tim Runcorn said.
The Prescription Shop, on the corner of 13th Avenue and Sheyenne Street, was burglarized late Tuesday night, Runcorn said.
Police responded to the scene about 11:45 p.m. and found the glass door between the Prescription Shop and the Sanford Clinic, which is in the same building, had been smashed out, he said.
The suspect fled the scene and police were unable to track him with a dog, Runcorn said.
He said an investigation by Sanford officials found that an employee had used a key card to access the clinic and had not been scheduled to work there.
An initial look at surveillance video showed only the glass breaking for the door to the Prescription Shop, and no one entering, Runcorn said. It was initially thought nothing had been taken.
A further study of the video and an inventory of stock found the suspect returned after the initial alarm, and took prescription drugs, including hydrocodone, Xanax and Ambien from the shop, Runcorn said.
He said police were not called on the first alarm from the shop.
Runcorn said West Fargo officers interviewed Metcalf at the jail, but said he could not talk about what was learned in the interview.