Wednesday, January 18, 2006

"Excelsior Council Member Investigated For Theft"

Lakeshore Weekly News headlines*:
"Excelsior Council Member Investigated For Theft"

In this article, an Excelsior city council member (Bob Bolles) was investigated but not charged by the Hennepin county Sheriff for throwing away 2 boxes of scented candles from an office he rents. He did not own the candles, his landlord did. After asking the landlord to remove the boxes (in what is implied to be a non-amicable relationship) he threw the candles into a dumpster. The unnamed store owner called the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department, who in turn called the Hennepin County Sherriff (The same department who investigated the now dead & buried Vikings Boat incident). Resposibilites for investigation are somewhat in dispute. A Hennepin county Sherriff's police investigation resulted. After the Hennepin County Sherrif's investiagation and negotiationwith the invoved parties, councilman Bolles paid $300 restitution for throwing the candles away.
The subcontracted City Attorney, Jeff Lambert, is still reviewing the case.

A note: There is more to this little incident than just 300 dollars worth of scented candles. We have 2 Police Departments, a City Attorney, a landlord (unnnamed) and a tennant who cannot get 2 boxes of scented candles cleaned up without 5,000 dollars in legal fees.

• Lakeshore Weekly News is a free publication that serves the Lake Minnetonka area.


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