Police Department urges residents to report any suspicious person or activity
The Mounds View Police Department is investigating the series of residential burglaries that are occurring in the city.
According to a crime alert that was issued on Jan. 25, the burglaries and attempted burglaries began the last week of December 2012 and have occurred at all hours of the day and night. They have involved forced entry to residences while owners were not home, and items reported stolen include televisions and jewelry.
Police Chief Tom Kinney said on Feb. 5 that a few more residential burglaries have occurred in the last week to 10 days. He encourages anyone to call 911 immediately if they see a suspicious person approaching homes or in an area who looks out of place.
A number of the burglaries were reported on the 2600 block of Lake Court Circle, the 5100 block of Eastwood Road, the 7700 block of Knollwood Drive, the 7700 block of Groveland Road, the 5300 block of Clifton Drive and the 7700 block of Bona Road.
Kinney said the police department is waiting on evidence that was submitted for lab analysis, which could recover a print or DNA. The department will continue to follow up on various leads.
Residents should keep doors and windows locked at all times; sliding doors and windows should have a bar or other device to prevent them from opening. Also, keep curtains or blinds closed at night or when away from home, and don’t leave valuables such as wallets, checkbooks and phones in places that can be viewed from the outside.
Contact Kassie Petermann at [email protected]