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Police Respond to Several Area Break-ins

Also, two women reported separate cases of someone possibly stalking them.

The following incidents occurred between Jan. 16 and Jan. 20, and were included in the most recent weekly report, sent out on Jan. 27. Specific details come from individual incident reports maintained by the department.

Jan. 16: Police responded to a report of a burglary and a missing cat at a residence in the 3200 block of Yosemite Avenue South. Upon arrival, officers spoke with a 26-year-old male, who said he had been house-sitting for his brother. He said he had returned to the house after being out to find the front door jam broken and a window smashed, though nothing was reportedly stolen. The cat was also later located inside. No suspects have been identified.

Jan. 17: A 30-year-old woman reported that she had received a disturbing phone call. She said she and a male friend were at the restaurant in St. Louis Park the night before, and on the morning of Jan. 17, she received a call from a man claiming to be with the CIA. The man said the woman’s friend had taken a pair of gloves from the restaurant that needed to be returned. The woman noted it was odd that the man knew specifically what restaurant she had been at. Later, the man claiming to be with the CIA called the woman, this time at work, and identified himself as “Steve.” Again, he asked about the gloves. The woman said she didn’t have the gloves and threatened to call the police.

Jan. 18: Police responded to several similar apartment burglaries in the Shelard Park Neighborhood. One occurred at the Shelard Village Apartments, 400 Ford Rd., where video surveillance showed two people in masks breaking into the complex’s game room with a pry bar and stealing a 55-inch TV, as well as a Blu-ray player and a Wii gaming system.  Two nearby apartments reported similar incidents of someone breaking into a common room and stealing a TV. No suspects have been identified.

Jan. 18: A car was reported stolen from in front of a residence at Natchez Avenue and Minnetonka Boulevard. A 30-year-old man said he left the car running while he ran inside for five minutes, but when he went back out, the vehicle was gone. The car was recovered a week later in Minneapolis. No suspects have been identified.

Jan. 18: A 24-year-old man reported to police that his vehicle had all four tires slashed. The car had been parked in the 8300 block of 31st Street. The man said he didn’t have any problems with anyone in the area. No suspects have been identified.

Jan. 18: A 62-year-old man reported that a $1,500 pair of prescription glasses was stolen from him while he was at . The man said he left the glasses out when we went to the steam room and they were gone when he returned. No suspects have been identified.

Jan. 20: A 26-year-old St. Louis Park woman reported a possible stalking incident to police. The woman said she had been in a few days earlier and noticed a man in his 40s with dark brown hair combed to the side and thick glasses apparently following her. On Jan. 20, she said she saw the same man at a Starbucks in Eden Prairie. She said when she noticed him, he quickly left the store and drove off in a dark SUV. The individual has not been identified.

Be sure to check with St. Louis Park Patch for daily reports from the St. Louis Park Police Department.

Holley April 14, 2011 at 04:04 AM
It's funny how when I tried to report being possibly stalked I was told by the sargent I was speaking to that he was not going to file a report. I was told that the police could not do anything unless I could tell them who the person was and where he lived. I has said repeatedly that I had never met him before and that he just started showing up. Why do some people get help and others are kept victimized?

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