Kingfielder Leaves Car Doors Unlocked, Reports Theft
Southwest Minneapolis police responded to several burglary calls this week.
A few run-ins with Southwest Minneapolis thieves led one Kingfield resident, possibly out of frustration, to try a rather counterintuitive solution: leaving his car unlocked when he has valuables inside. According to his theory, as he told police, if no-one had to smash a window to get at pricey equipment, then he would only be out the cost of what was stolen.
On Mar. 5, intentionally or unintentionally, the man's theory was recently put to the test. The man parked his car in his driveway on the 3900 block of Pleasant Ave.—computer inside—and forgot about the whole thing for a week. On March 12, he checked his car and found the computer missing but the car undamaged.
While his plan seemed to work as intended, we certainly hope he was already planning on buying a new laptop.
Other Crimes Reported This Week:
A Linden Hills resident’s car was broken into at her home on the 3900 block of Drew Avenue. She told police that Bluetooth and cell phone chargers were missing from the car, and a witness saw two males flee through a golf course.
A woman filed a domestic assault report after she said she was pushed out of a taxi by her boyfriend and his friend outside her home on the 3500 block of Emerson Avenue. A cut above her right eye was examined by Hennepin County emergency medical services.
David Siesennop of Bloomington was cited for trespassing near 31st Street and Stevens Avenue while he held a sign on state right of way property.
The passenger-side window of a car registered to an Indiana resident was found shattered on the corner of 31st Street and Girard Avenue.
One juvenile was arrested and two more were cited for violating curfew after police responded to a disturbance call about “loud screaming” in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Police found the young people sitting in the park after-hours on the north side of the Reed-Sweatt Family Tennis Center.
A Minneapolis resident was arrested on the 3400 block of Nicollet Avenue for refusing to take blood-alcohol test after he was pulled over on suspicion of impaired driving.
Two women were cited in Lyndale Farmstead Park for having dogs off leash during a game of fetch.
An Armatage resident’s back door was kicked in and several of the resident’s firearms were burglarized from his home on the 6000 block of Washburn Ave.
Another Armatage resident’s home on the 5700 block of Washburn Ave. was also burglarized.
A juvenile was cited for underage tobacco use in an alley on the 4700 block of Beard Avenue after a Fulton resident complained that students were smoking and littering in their alley.