Oakdale Police Blotter: Home Burglarized While Residents Slept

In other reports, a driver fled after police tracked down a stolen vehicle and two suspects got caught with stolen scrap metal.

One or more burglars entered a home on 25th Street while its residents were sleeping and stole computers, a cell phone and a wallet overnight between March 23 and 24, according to an Oakdale Police Department report.

It appeared that they entered an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway at the home, and then opened the garage door before going into the house, according to the report.

From the home—located in the 7200 block of 25th Street—they stole two laptops worth $2,300 total, an iPhone worth $400, a wallet that contained a driver’s license and financial cards, $40 cash and a set of keys, the report says. A vehicle was stolen from the driveway, and later recovered in Forest Lake, according to the report.

The following incidents were also reported to Oakdale police March 24-25:

March 24:

  • A $150 iPod, $100 GPS device, $100 worth of sunglasses and $1,000 worth of CDs were stolen from an unlocked car parked in the 4900 block of Grenwich Place.
  • A man reported that his Cadillac had just been stolen from the around 10:15 p.m. The Woodbury Police Department located the car on Interstate 94. The driver fled from Woodbury into St. Paul, and in St. Paul the suspect fled from the vehicle. Officers were unable to locate him, however they did arrest another suspect who was driving behind the stolen vehicle. Police sent reports for charges against both suspects.

March 25:

  • The alarm was tripped at around 7:30 a.m. and there were pry marks on the door. No entry was made.
  • Someone threw a rock through the window of a garage in the 6400 block of Kings Drive, hitting a car parked inside on March 24 or 25. The property damage estimate for the vehicle was $2,000 and the estimate for the garage door was $400.
  • A $400 cell phone was stolen from an apartment in the 4000 block of Geneva Avenue. In the timeframe that the phone was stolen, a suspect had come to the apartment wanting to fight.
  • An employee at reported that $254 was missing from the business’ cash box.
  • A complainant at Brown Tank reported that one of his employees saw a vehicle leaving the business with stolen scrap metal. A Minnesota State Patrol officer stopped the vehicle and the suspects returned $501 worth of scrap metal to the business.
  • The rear driver's side window was broken out of an SUV parked at , causing $200 damage. Two text books worth $100 and  a backpack worth $50 were stolen from the vehicle.

The above items are taken from the . In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Incidents are listed in the order in which they were reported, not necessarily the order in which they occurred.



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