Home break-ins can leave families feeling vulnerable and police feeling frustrated by how difficult they are to solve. On average, more than 60 houses are broken into across Minnesota every day. Yet, only 15 percent of those cases end with an arrest.
Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find suspects involved in a pair of pawn shop burglaries in Alexandria Tuesday morning. Alexandria Police said two burglaries were reported in the early-morning hours at Viking Pawn on the 400 block of Broadway and Alex Pawn on the 400 block of Nokomis.
Minneapolis Police are warning residents, especially those in the southwest corner of the city, to lock up their garages after 12 reported burglaries in the last week. Police say 11 of the 12 garages were either left open or had an unlocked service door.
Edina Police have extra patrols out following a string of burglaries that occurred last week. Police said three burglaries have taken place since Tuesday, May 27. Two happened during the day on Tuesday, and the third happened early Wednesday morning.
St. Paul police are seeking help in the search for a man they believe is behind a rash of burglaries. Investigators believe the same man is behind at least four business break-ins. The break-ins occurred at Core Power Yoga on Grand Avenue, Steele Fitness on Grand Avenue, the Minnesota Museum of American Art on East 4th Street and the Victory Ramp Deli on North Wabasha Street.
St. Paul Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man responsible for several burglaries. Police released still images from surveillance footage on Thursday of a man they believe to be the suspect in at least four burglaries in the downtown area. Anyone with information is asked to call St. Paul Police’s burglary unit at 651-266-5737.
A Grand Rapids, Minn. woman faces 18 felony counts for allegedly burglarizing a series of churches and a cabin over the span of six months last year. According to the criminal complaint filed in Itasca County, 28-year-old Erin Lee Autio’s string of crimes stretched from June 10, 2013 through Christmas Day of last year.
Three men have been arrested and are believed to be connected to a series of burglaries in Beltrami and Cass Counties. According to the county sheriff’s office, 29-year-old Joshua James Martin, 25-year-old Jeremy Jay Martin, and 19-year-old Jasmine Lee Bellcourt were taken into custody over the weekend.
Authorities in northern Minnesota are asking for help as they are investigating a pair of burglaries from businesses near Sauk Rapids. The Benton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that took place on the early-morning hours of Oct. 13 at Mimbach Fleet Supply near Sauk Rapids.
A couple that has been accused in a rash of recent musical instrument thefts from local colleges is now also charged with stealing things from real estate open houses. Police arrested Michael Joseph Lippert and Nicole Marie Korolchuk last week after word went out that the two were wanted for a string of musical instrument thefts.
Police made some quick arrests after several musical instruments were stolen from local college campuses. On Friday, St. Paul Police asked for the public’s help in locating a couple suspected in the burglaries. A few hours later, Sgt. Paul Paulos received a phone call from Richfield Police, who said they had the couple in custody.
Burnsville Police are investigating ten burglaries in the southeast part of the city within the last couple months. According to Burnsville Police Chief Eric Gieseke, the burglaries occurred between May 21 and June 26. The suspect or suspects usually strike during daytime hours. They knock on the front door or ring the doorbell of a residence, and if no one comes to the door, they force their way inside.
The Coon Rapids Police Department is asking for the public’s help to identify at least two suspects who are responsible for two recent burglaries at Coon Rapids High School. Authorities said Wednesday they’re offering up to $300 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the incidents, which took place May 11 and May 19.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office said that three gang members have been charged with a number of Minneapolis-area crimes, including shootings and burglaries.
Minneapolis Police have issued a crime alert, warning residents of a string of home burglaries that occurred last month.