Blotter: Lenox Door Smashed, Thief Narrowly Escapes With Bike

St. Louis Park Police also responded to several car break-ins recently

Editor's Note: The following incidents occurred between Aug. 16 and Aug. 26, and were included in the  most recent weekly report, sent out on Sept. 5. Specific details come from individual incident reports maintained by the department.

Aug. 16 - Police were called to the on a report of a shattered door on the west side of the building. A witness said two juveniles were seen in the area about the time the incident happened, but no arrests were made. The damage was estimated at $800.

Aug. 17 - An 82-year-old man told police that his car was broken into while he was dining at . Officers found that a window had been smashed out. Stolen were two backpacks and a suitcase, along with various credit cards and personal items. The total loss was estimated at nearly $2,500. No suspects have been identified.

Aug. 20 - Police were called to the on a theft report. Several tools and a generator—estimated at $3,000 total—were reported stolen. No suspects have been identified.

Aug. 23 - Police were called to Dream Maker Bath and Kitchen, at 6801 Wayzata Blvd., on a theft report. Several tools were stolen from a work van. Suspects were later arrested in Golden Valley and the tools were returned.

Aug. 25 - A 29-year-old man reported that his car was broken into while parked in the 3300 block of Xenwood Avenue South. More than $1,700 in bowling and golf equipment was stolen. The man said the car must have been left unlocked, as there were no signs of forced entry. No suspects have been identified.

Aug. 26 - A bike was stolen from a garage in the 3200 block of Zarthan Avenue and the owner unsuccessfully chased after the thief. The victim, a 54-year-old man, said he heard noise in his garage, then saw a man biking away with his bike. He described the man as in his 40s, with dark and gray hair, and a medium build. The owner yelled at and chased the suspect, but he was able to get away.


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