Around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night, Nov. 24, police were called to an alley behind the 5600 block of 1st Avenue South. A witness had reported a suspected prowler in the alley, but when officers arrived, they discovered two men, neither of whom lived in the area, according to a report filed by officers with the Minneapolis Police Department.
The men, a 37-year old Bertha resident and a 19-year old Apple Valley resident, gave conflicting explanations for what they were doing in the alley. The older man, police said, had injection equipment on his person, and the younger man had property belonging to a Windom resident with him. The report did not note whether the Windom man had reported any thefts or burglaries.
Both men were cited for loitering with intent to commit a crime, and the older man was also cited for a narcotics violation.
A 2000 Toyota was stolen from the 3700 block of 1st Avenue South around 9:30 p.m. a nearby car also had a window broken out.
A burglary was reported on the 3400 block of Aldrich Avenue.
A resident of the 3800 block of Blaisdell Avenue South returned home around 7:30 p.m. to discover their back door had been bashed in, and items stolen from their residence. Crime scene specialists processed the house, and officers canvassed the area without finding the suspects.
Police pulled over a car driving on West 61st Street with large cracks in its windshield. Routine checks showed the driver had an active misdemeanor warrant out of Hennepin County, so police arrested them and booked them into the county jail.
A car parked near the corner of West 47th Street and Pleasant Avenue South was broken into between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. The driver, an Excelsior resident visiting friends, reported her wallet had been stolen from the car.