When the Mazda, which had been towed, wasn't claimed by Oct. 28, a Nicollet County sheriff's detective went to the towing lot to look at it. He saw a laptop computer and a flat-screen television inside. He also learned the car was registered to Sarah Marie Curry, 30, and she had called the Mankato Department of Public Safety that day to report the car had been stolen.
The investigator also stopped at Save Mor Jewelry in Mankato to see if the store had any of the stolen items in its inventory. He was told a matching item had been recently sold to the store by a man. That man told the investigator he had sold the jewelry as a favor to Curry and her boyfriend, 30-year-old Matthew Unzeitig.
When Curry and Unzeitig were interviewed, they allegedly said they had stopped in the area of the burglary and theft because they were having car troubles, according to a complaint filed in Nicollet County District Court.
Both said Untzeitig waited at the end of the driveways while Curry walked up to the house that was burglarized and the residence from which the pickup had been stolen. Curry allegedly said she found the keys for the pickup inside it.
The couple also said they left the pickup in Mankato. It was found where they said it would be, the complaint said. Curry has been charged with felony burglary and theft. Unzeitig has been charged with two felony counts of aiding an offender.