Dumpster diving leads to arrests


SIREN – Around 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 25, just outside of the village of Siren limits on CTH B, James Bibeau and Kathryn St. Aubin, both 59, were arrested for theft and bail jumping. Two others were party to the crime but were cited and released.

James Bibeau
Kathryn St. Aubin

According to the Siren Police report, four individuals were seen on the property and dumpster diving at the home of a recently deceased senior. The Siren Police Department arrived to assist Burnett County who was enroute. When the Siren officer came, he didn’t see a vehicle but did see the four individuals. A Minnesota registered car was behind the garage. It was reported that they planned to take the items to the pawn shop. 

Both Bibeau and St. Aubin have drug related charges pending in Burnett County Circuit Court, and they are not to commit any new crimes as part of the condition of their bond. They also failed to provide the court with an updated address which was previously Frederic, but they now claim a Burnett County address. – Becky Strabel with information from the Siren Police Department. Photos from the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office.