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Police Ask Community for Impact Statements Against Southwest Minneapolis Burglar

Tanner Scott Dewitt, 22, is currently awaiting court for two incidents that occurred in the Fifth Precinct

The Minneapolis Police Department is requesting impact statements from the community against a man who allegedly burglarized homes in both Windom and Kingfield while owners were away.

Tanner Scott Dewitt, 22, is currently awaiting court for two incidents that occurred in the Fifth Precinct; one in Windom and one in Kingfield, according to a police release. Dewitt has two prior felony burglary convictions, as well as a felony drug possession conviction.

Impact statements are used by police, probation officers, the city, and county attorneys and courts to show the negative impact an individual has on a community. According to the release:

Anyone can submit an impact statement. You do not have to be a direct victim of the crime. 

Keep in mind that your statement can be written and submitted by you or any neighborhood entity, block club, neighborhood association or business. So, it is perfectly acceptable if you would like to write one on behalf of neighbors, your family, or any other group representing a portion of the neighborhood, provided they have agreed to you doing so.

Impact statement should be sent to John Baumann, at john.baumann@minneapolismn.gov. Dewitt's next court date is scheduled for Sept. 10. Download a form here.

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