Minneapolis Police are warning residents after 25 car break-ins were reported in the Philips area during the past two weeks. Police say 21 of the 25 break-ins happened in daylight hours, and most of the thefts involved items that were left out and visible.
A 23-year-old Farmington man faces arson and theft charges after police say he left an iPod in a truck he burglarized and set on fire. Glenn Adam Smith is charged with one count of arson and one count of theft, stemming from an incident last Wednesday.
Two men have been charged with theft for allegedly stealing pieces of marble and granite that totaled over $15,000. David Estrada Soto, 31, and Kenneth Charles Nelson, 56, have each been charged with one felony count of theft. According to the criminal complaint, police responded to a call from a business reporting a theft on Monday, June 23 in the city of West St. Paul.
A nice round of golf in Moorhead turned into a scene from a movie on Tuesday, and the fairway turned into a crime scene. A man wanted on theft and drug charges led police on a chase through a local golf course.
A would-be thief who picked the wrong woman to mess with is in jail. Blaine Police say he tried to snatch Kathy George’s purse outside a Cub Foods on Tuesday. She is still shaken after the tussle. “It felt uncomfortable from the start,” George said.
A local theater is seeking the public’s help in finding a man who broke into their offices and stole computers and equipment. On May 31, a man broke into the Southern Theater at 1420 Washington Avenue in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
A 50-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of using a tow truck to steal vehicles across the Twin Cities over the course of four months and scrap the cars for money, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court.
Minnesota has the nation’s first law requiring smartphones and tablets sold in the state to have remote shut-off devices as a way to deter theft. The “kill switch” bill was signed Wednesday by Gov. Mark Dayton after lawmakers passed it last week.
Two men are accused of using a tow truck to steal vehicles from a parking lot, and were caught when they unknowingly lifted a “bait car.” According to charges filed in Dakota County, 50-year-old James Chester Jennings and another person identified only by his initials stole a Ford pickup truck from a Walmart in West St. Paul in early April.
Police in Mora are asking for the public’s help after a large wood processor was stolen from a business. Authorities said the incident happened at about 6 a.m. Tuesday on the 2200 block of Highway 65 in Mora.
A man pleaded guilty in a St. Paul federal court Thursday to theft and laundering of more than $400,000 from the United States Military, which he used to buy a car and a home in the Philippines. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Michael Craig Miller admitted to embezzling the money in 2006 from the United State Military Medical Material Agency while an employee of EXP Pharmaceutical in Fremont, Cali., a company which returns unused medicine back to vendors and manufacturers.
A Burnsville, Minn. man was charged with tampering with and stealing medications from a nursing home where he was working in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said. Daniel Thomas, 56, was charged with two counts of theft and two counts of adulterating a substance.
An accused shoplifter has been charged with attacking store employees when he was confronted about the theft. According to a criminal complaint, 20-year-old Carlos Antoine Smith of Rochester, Minn. was at a Macy’s store in Burnsville, Minn. last Saturday.
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.
A Forest Lake, Minn. man has been charged with three criminal counts after he allegedly broke into his ex-wife’s house and stole cheese from her refrigerator. The criminal complaint says police in Lino Lakes responded to a call very early the morning of March 28.