Two men have been charged with burglarizing a St. Louis Park home, stealing electronic equipment, an iPod, cash, antique coins, a baseball hat and socks.
Dalon Anthony Fowler, 25, of Minneapolis and Terrance Lee James, also known as Terrence Lee James, 23, who has no permanent address, are both charged with second-degree burglary, a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
According to the complaints, signed by St. Louis Park Police Officer Jonathan Riegert, police were called to a home in the 3900 block of Dakota Avenue South just before 10:30 a.m. Oct. 30 when a neighbor reported seeing two men walk past his house, then emerge from the victim’s back yard 10 minutes later with a backpack and a rolling suitcase.
The neighbor went to the house and saw that the back door was ajar and the door frame had been split. He notified the victim, who called police.
The victim reported that a number of items were missing, including several cameras and laptops, an Xbox system, a backpack and a camcorder.
About a half-mile away, police spotted two men matching the description given by witnesses, carrying a backpack and a rolling suitcase. The two were identified as Fowler and James.
Officers searched the two men and recovered the Xbox system, two laptop computers, a pair of binoculars, antique coins, an iTouch, an iPad, a cell phone, cash, a baseball hat and some socks, according to the complaint.
Fowler’s criminal record includes five previous convictions for second-degree burglary, all in 2010.
James has been released from custody on a $40,000 bond and has an omnibus hearing scheduled Nov. 30 in Hennepin County District Court. Fowler remains in the Hennepin County Jail on a $20,000 bond and is also being held on five other warrants charging him with felony burglaries in the Twin Cities. An omnibus hearing in his case is scheduled Nov. 20.