Amended Complaint Sheds More Light on Alleged Health Clinic Burglary

Zachary Klundt again pleaded not guilty to charges of burglary, theft and criminal mischief

By Justin Franz

The alleged Kalispell health clinic burglar was again in court this week for an arraignment hearing on a series of amended charges that shed more light on a series of burglaries earlier this year.

Zachary Klundt, 24, of Columbia Falls, again pleaded not guilty in Flathead County District Court on July 17 to felony charges of burglary, attempted burglary, criminal mischief and two counts of theft stemming from a series of break-ins in the Kalispell area, including one at All Families Healthcare, earlier this year. The Kalispell health clinic provided a wide range of family practice and reproductive services and was the only abortion clinic in the area.

A new theft charge included in the amended information alleges that between March 1 and 4, Klundt stole firearms and a tablet belonging to Nicholas Andrews. The alleged crime happened at about the same time Klundt broke into All Families Healthcare and Glacier Log Mill and Lazarus Log Homes in early March.

On March 27, Klundt pleaded not guilty to charges of felony burglary, criminal mischief, theft, and attempted burglary stemming from the clinic break-in.

Earlier this month, Klundt pleaded not guilty to felony theft in a separate case against him; however, Deputy County Attorney Stacy Boman said the charge would be consolidated with the main case in the coming days.

Klundt’s trial has been set for January.