1 Arrested, 1 Charged In Burglaries
Minneapolis police mum on connection to July spree.
Thursday afternoon, the Minneapolis Police Department announced the latest in a string of arrests in Southwest Minneapolis burglaries.
As Patch reported Thursday morning, officers had arrested James Earl Eason on Aug. 2 for trying to cut the screen on a window of a house on the 3600 block of 1st Avenue South.
According to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Jail Roster, Eason has been formally charged with attempted burglary, and is being held in custody on $30,000 bail.
Police also announced the arrest of another man collared on Sunday after an alert resident of the 3400 block of Colfax Avenue South noticed a strange man lurking around her house and peering into windows. Police say the resident noticed her window had been opened while she was on the phone with 911 dispatchers, but the suspect walked away from the house when he realized it was occupied. He was arrested "without incident," but has since been released as no charges were filed within 48 hours of the arrest.
Despite multiple inquiries from Patch, though, police won't say whether these men or five local burglary-related arrests announced last week are connected to the July 23 spree of garage burglaries that hit over a dozen houses across Southwest Minneapolis in one night.