A Redwood Falls man, Anthony Kenneth Rippel, age 39, was sentenced in Redwood County District Court for criminal damage to property, and for not registering as a predatory offender.

According to court documents, on Oct. 4, 2021, Redwood Falls police were informed someone was trying to break into his vehicle on Northwood Drive. At about 1:15 a.m., while the officer was on the way, he learned a second person in that neighborhood reported someone was trying to enter her house, and had thrown a rock through a window.

The officer arrived to find Anthony Rippel walking away from the second residence; he admitted breaking the window. The woman in the house and a witness both stated Rippel had been pounding on the door, demanding to be let inside. The officer noted that two landscaping rocks inside the residence that had been thrown through a window.

While processing Rippel for the property damage, Redwood Falls police learned that he is required to be registered on the Minnesota Predatory Offender Registry until April of 2025. Investigation showed he had been living at two other residences in the months before the property damage incident.

For the two charges, Rippel was sentenced on Oct. 10 to a total of 16 months in the correctional facility in St. Cloud, stayed for five years, 60 days local confinement with credit for 14 days time served, five years supervised probation, and fees and fines of $495.