Independence man gets probation for stealing thousands of dollars worth of power tools

Eau Claire (WQOW) – A man accused of stealing thousands of dollars in power tools received probation as part of a plea deal.

Police said Cole Halvorson of Independence had roughly $10,000 in stolen power tools and equipment in his storage locker in Lake Hallie.

On Wednesday, he pleaded no contest to a variety of charges – including theft, disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

Judge Sarah Harless sentenced him to three years of probation. He is also ordered to maintain absolute sobriety.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the Executive Producer and an Evening Anchor.

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