Burglars struck three homes in Southwest Minneapolis Thursday, according to reports.
One house in Linden Hills, on the 4500 block of Washburn Avenue South had over $1,000 worth of items taken overnight. Another on the 5900 block of Emerson Avenue South in Kenny had its garage broken into between 5:45 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., but the criminals seem to have left without taking anything. Lastly, an Eagan resident staying at a rooming house on the 3100 block of Garfield Avenue South in Lyndale reported that some of his belongings were taken from his room.
Method of entry in the Linden Hills case was unclear, but in the other two, the culprits were able to make use of unlocked doors.
Other incidents committed Aug. 30-31:
Police stopped a driver on the 1700 block of 54th Street West for driving without current insurance.
Police stopped a driver on the 5700 block of Pleasant Avenue South for driving without a valid license.
Drivers on the 5400 block of Dupont Avenue South, the 5300 block of Humboldt Avenue South, and the 5900 block of Nicollet Avenue South for driving without proof of current insurance.
A 16-year old student at Southwest High School was cited for having five Newport-brand cigarettes in his possession despite being underage. He was released back to school officials around 10:30 a.m.
An unknown smashed a car’s window on the 3200 block of Bryant Avenue South some time between 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 29 and 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 30. Items were missing from the car.
Officers conducting a “suspicious vehicle stop” on the 100 block of East 37th Street, routine checks on the man they’d stopped showed he had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, and booked him into the Hennepin County Jail.
A person exercising at the Blaisdell Avenue YMCA reported their gym locker was broken into and “personal items” were removed.