RAYNA GAHBOW

An Onamia woman, Rayna Gahbow, 35, has been charged with multiple felony and misdemeanor counts for an incident on Oct. 28 where she burglarized a home.

According to the complaint, in the early morning hours of Oct. 28, law enforcement was notified of a possible break in on 360th street in Onamia.

Upon arrival, the homeowner told law enforcement that he had arrived at his residence after midnight of that day and saw an older model green passenger car he identified as Gahbow’s and heard sounds of objects breaking in his residence.

The homeowner said that Gahbow noticed his arrival and subsequently fled the scene in her car, which the homeowner said is not registered in her name.

Law enforcement observed heavy signs of damage throughout the residence including appliances moved and unknown liquids splashed on the residence’s laundry room walls and on a bedroom in the home. In the entryway and kitchen, law enforcement observed multiple destroyed photographs, a microwave that had been thrown on the floor and other items in disarray. In the living room, couch cushions were slashed, and an entertainment center was heavily damaged. The homeowner said the couch was worth approximately $2,400.

In the homeowner’s bedroom, a television had been damaged, and an unknown blue liquid was thrown on the walls and clothes and a 60-inch “smart” TV was missing. In another bedroom, a TV and a set of speakers were missing, but there was no other damage.

Search and Arrest

Law enforcement, with the help of Mille Lacs Tribal Police, were unable to locate Gahbow at her home but did observe a green passenger vehicle outside a home located on Ataage Drive in Onamia.

According to the complaint, the occupants of the residence were uncooperative and would not open the door. At around 8 p.m., Tribal Police located Gahbow at the same address they observed the green passenger vehicle at. Gahbow refused to leave the residence when ordered to do so.

Gahbow resisted law enforcement after being given verbal commands to place her hands behind her back and physically resisted by using her leg on a ledge to hold herself in the residence. Gahbow also struggled and kicked her feet at law enforcement before she was taken to the ground and handcuffed.

Gahbow has two prior domestic convictions and prior felony theft convictions and has been charged with the following counts:

Second-degree burglary, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 10 years and/or a $20,000 fine; felony stalking–second or subsequent violation in 10 years, which carries a maximum sentence prison of five years and/or a $10,000 fine; felony theft, which carries a maximum prison sentence of five years and/or a $10,000 fine; felony first-degree damage to property, which carries a maximum prison sentence of five years and/or $10,000 fine; contributing to delinquency of a child or status as petty offender, a gross misdemeanor, which carries a maximum jail sentence of one year and/or a $3,000 fine; and obstructing legal process–interfere with a peace officer, a misdemeanor, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 90 days and/or a $1,000 fine.

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