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Second Bigfork burglary suspect arrested

By Adam Caira, Photographer/Reporter, acaira@kcfw.com
Published On: Mar 12 2014 11:29:30 AM MDT
Updated On: Mar 12 2014 03:02:54 PM MDT
Shane Christensen of Kalispell
Kalispell, Mont. -

18-year-old Shane Christensen of Kalispell was arrested on Tuesday, March 12, in connection with a string of burglaries at six Bigfork-area businesses that occurred overnight on February 18.

Allegedly Christensen along with 18-year-old Severin Gislason of Kalispell broke into Bigfork United Rentals and stole a credit card.  Documents also say he broke in to the Bigfork Senior Center, a dentist’s office and chiropractor's office, among others.

According to Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry, Gislason and Christensen used the credit card to put $5,000 into one of their PayPal accounts and they then spent a further $3,000 to $4,000.