From the Pine County Sheriff's Office:
"On the date of 08/19/2021 at around 0100 hours, a Pine County Deputy was on patrol in the City of Sandstone. During this patrol, he observed some suspicious people walking around dressed in dark clothing and wearing a backpack. The deputy made a subject stop on them and started to speak with them.
As the deputy was speaking with them, he identified indicators that they may be involved in criminal activity. Because of this, officers asked the male what was in the bag. The male began to empty the contents of the bag which included a sawed-off shotgun. They asked the man to drop the gun and he did and was arrested. They were then able to continue their investigation into their behaviors. During this, they were able to identify vehicles that the suspect entered with the intent of stealing items from them.
Pine County Investigators were notified and continued the investigation. This investigation led to search warrants in which they were able to recover several stolen items. They were also able to solve several crimes in the area of Hinckley and Sandstone which include burglary, theft, vehicle prowls, and vehicle thefts. One of the subjects arrested and charged was Beaulieu, Damien Lee, age 18. There were additional people involved which includes juveniles and their names will not be released. The case is still being investigated and there will be no additional information that will be released at this time."