Renter, daughter hold off alleged burglar


BROOKINGS – A renter and daughter held off a man who was allegedly trying to break into their residence on Thursday, according to Brookings Police.

“They did not know this male individual,” Lt. Marci Gebers said.

The incident was reported at 2:21 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, and occurred in the 1000 block of Third Avenue, Gebers said.

Grant Fischer, 18, of Nenzel, Nebraska, was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary, two counts of possession of a fictious license, and underage possession of alcohol. He was transported to the Brookings County Detention Center.

“The renter and renter’s daughter were able to hold the door shut to prevent him from gaining access into the residence; however, he was attempting to make forced entry and was able to get the door partially open,” Gebers said.

“He did damage the door and the door frame,” she said, adding there was no estimate on the damage.

“Prior to that, he had attempted to gain entry through their patio slider and was pounding on the patio door,” Gebers said.

“Alcohol appears to be a factor,” she added.

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