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Christmas Morning Burglary and Theft in Edina

EDINA, Mo.- An Edina resident got an unwanted Christmas surprise this past Monday.  Edina Police Chief Ryan Bishop told KMEM News that he received a call from Knox County dispatch around 9 am Christmas morning reporting a stolen vehicle and a burglary. 

The report was called in by Edina resident Nicholas Zahringer.  Court documents indicate that he had his brother, 37-year old Bradley Allen Zahringer of Kirksville, on security camera footage entering and taking items from his residence.  Zahringer was accompanied by 46-year old Jillynda Patterson, also of Kirksville.

The footage also showed the couple leaving the residence on foot and heading toward a shop which is also owned by Nicholas Zahringer.  A 1999 Ford Ranger belonging to Keith Partain was stolen from that shop.  A substantial amount of tools were also taken from the shop.

Later that day, the Ranger was found and recovered at a residence on Thousand Hills Trail in Kirksville by an Adair County Sheriff’s Deputy.  The owner of the residence told the deputy that Zahringer had brought the truck there to trade for a van but he didn’t have a title. 

At 8 pm Christmas night, Bradley Zahringer was taken into custody and placed on a 24-hour hold in the Adair County Jail.  Patterson was also taken into custody on an unrelated Failure to Appear warrant out of Randolph County in relation to charges of 1st Degree Trespass and a Class D Felony of Possession of a Controlled Substance Other Than 35 grams or Less of Marijuana or Synthetic Cannabinoid.  She is being held in the Adair County Jail on $10,000 cash-only bond. 

During an interview with Chief Bishop, Patterson admitted that Zahringer had stolen items from the residence and the two had then walked to the shop.  She stated that Zahringer used a garage door opener that was in the Ranger to gain access to the shop.  She said that he took an unknown amount of tools from the shop and then they had both left in the stolen Ranger and returned to Kirksville.

A tool used to tune a fuel system belonging to Nicholas Zahringer was recovered from the vehicle that had been stolen at the time of the arrest.  Bradley Zahringer was also wearing shoes belonging to his brother at the time of his arrest.  An estimated total of $3930 worth of stolen tools were recovered from Patterson’s apartment, with an estimated $2419 worth of tools still not recovered.  Additionally, Nicholas Zahringer reported that damage had been done to the ignition of his 2017 RZR 1000 side by side.  An unknown object had been placed into the ignition and broken off.  Replacement cost of the ignition was estimated at $100.

Bradley Zahringer is being held in the Adair County Jail on $10,000 cash-only bond.  He is charged with four Class D felonies, including 2nd Degree Burglary, Stealing $750 or More, 1st Degree Tampering with a Motor Vehicle, and Stealing a Motor Vehicle.

 

37-year old Bradley Allen Zahringer of Kirksville

 

  

46-year old Jillynda Patterson of Kirksville

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