A Montevideo man is facing 26 separate charges for allegedly committing a string of local burglaries going back to May of this year.

A Montevideo man is facing 26 separate charges for allegedly committing a string of local burglaries going back to May of this year.  Joshua Albert Nerison, 21, is scheduled to appear at the Chippewa County Courthouse in Montevideo on Monday, Sept. 17.

Nerison was arrested in Montevideo shortly after midnight on August 15, after dispatch received a call about a suspicious person with a flashlight riding on a bicycle.

According to court documents, an officer from the Montevideo Police De­part­­ment was dispatched to the 500 block of North 4th St. Upon arriving in an alley at the scene, the officer noticed a bicycle leaning against a garage, as well as an open gate in a fenced-in area.

Upon exiting the vehicle to investigate, the officer heard the sound of a door being closed. The officer entered the yard through the open gate and searched the yard.

The officer observed someone crouching behind a garbage can, and recognized the alleged suspect as Joshua Nerison. The officer asked Nerison to come forward. Nerison complied and was placed into handcuffs.

The officer then escorted Nerison to the patrol car and placed him inside the vehicle. The officer notified dispatch that he had Nerison in custody.

A second officer arrived on the scene, and both officers proceeded to search the yard. A pink backpack was discovered near the spot where Nerison was hiding.

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