Police Advise of Burglaries in the Mpls Fulton Neighborhood

posted Jun 6, 2019, 12:01 PM by Crime Watch Minneapolis   [ updated Jun 7, 2019, 7:12 AM ]

June 6, 2019

Burglaries in the Fulton Neighborhood

June 4th, 2019, between the hours of 9 pm and 6 am, there were eight reported burglaries to garages, and one to a home in a four-block radius (click on ALL ATTACHMENTS below). The suspects entered through unlocked or unsecured service doors in three cases, and the others were forced open. Entry to the home was made through an open rear door. Suspects stole tools, bikes and other miscellaneous items.

50XX York Ave S.: (House- rear door unlocked/open) Home owner awoke to a loud crash in his kitchen. Suspect fled when homeowner yelled out. Loss: Kitchen drawer with wallet and Id.

48XX Vincent Ave S.: Service door forced in. No loss.

50XX Washburn Ave S.: Unlocked service door. Loss: Weed cutter and tools.

49XX Xerxes Ave S.: Service door forced in. No loss.

48XX Zenith Ave S.: Service door forced in. No loss.

50XX Xerxes Ave S.: Unlocked service door. No loss.

50XX Xerxes Ave S.: Service door forced in. No loss.

50XX Xerxes Ave S.: Attempted only. Suspect unable to get in door. No loss.

52XX Xerxes Ave S.: Unlocked service door. Loss: 2 Bikes.

What you can do:

Always keep your home and garage secured and locked. Also, always lock your vehicle doors inside your garage and take all valuables out of the vehicle. (including small change, insurance and registration information) 

Never leave your garage door opener in your car outside of your garage unlocked. 

Consider in investing in Wi-Fi Security Cameras. This aids in helping investigators identify potential suspects.

Motion lights on garage doors and homes are also a good deterrent for burglars.       

Call 911 to report suspicious activity. This includes strangers walking down your alley and looking in garages, loitering, or vehicles circling the block with occupants you don’t recognize.

Burglars commonly knock on doors to see if anyone is home. Please call 911 to report any suspicious persons who knock on your door or ring your doorbell. For example, someone giving you a name of a person they are looking for, who doesn’t live there!

If you are burglarized, do not contaminate the crime scene. Do not enter your home until police have cleared it of possible suspects. Do not touch any suspected entry points or items that may have been moved or touched by the burglar. Do not “clean up” until after police have investigated.

There is no suspect information at this time, if you have any information regarding these incidents please contact the 5th pct. Property Crimes Unit at (612) 673-5715.

For a free home security survey, please call the 5th Precinct at (612) 673-5407 and ask to speak to your Crime Prevention specialist.

Attachment:

https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/MPLS/2019/06/06/file_attachments/1225974/garage%20burgs%20in%20fulton%202019.pdf

For questions contact:

Jennifer Waisanen, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 5th Precinct
(612) 673-5407
jennifer.waisanen@minneapolismn.gov


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