January 2012 Safety Report
(Submitted by Dave Delvoye)
Fulton neighborhood crime reports
December 17 Between 10:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m., an unknown suspect entered a vehicle which was parked on the street at 53rd & Zenith, rummaged through it, and took two prescriptions.
December 28 Between 8:25 a.m. December 28 and 8:20 a.m. December 30, an unknown suspect forced open the side door of a home on the 5100 block of Vincent, entered the home, rummaged through drawers, and took unlisted item(s).
December 29 Between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., an unknown suspect entered a home on the 5100 block of Xerxes through the rear door and took unlisted item(s). There was no sign of forced entry.
December 29 At about 7:55 p.m., police responded to a burglary at a home on the 5100 block of Xerxes. An unknown suspect entered through the rear door and ransacked part of the house. The loss was unknown at the time the report was made.
December 31 Between 1 and 2 p.m., numerous watches were stolen from Live, Laugh, Love Gifts, 5019 France Ave. Police obtained suspect information from the business.
December 31 Between December 31 and January 2, an unknown suspect broke a large window at Southwest Firestone, 5009 Xerxes Ave, and took unlisted item(s) from the business.
Other crime reports: Linden Hills, Armatage, Kenny, Lynnhurst
Forced entry property crimes
December 1 Between 9 p.m. December 1 and 3:30 p.m. December 2, an unknown suspect broke out the rear window of an SUV which was parked in the rear driveway of a home on the 5600 block of Morgan in Armatage and took an amplifier and two speakers.
December 3 Between 5:15 p.m. December 3 and noon December 4, an unknown suspect entered a garage on the 5400 block of Bryant in Kenny through an open overhead door. The suspect forced entry to a vehicle which was parked inside and took unlisted items.
December 6 Between December 6 and 8, an unknown suspect entered a garage on the 2000 block of West 49th St in Lynnhurst and took a bike.
January 4 Between 3 p.m. January 4 and 5:40 a.m. January 5, an unknown suspect took a checkbook from a vehicle which was parked at an address on the 6100 block of Thomas in Armatage.
January 8 At about 11:30 p.m., police were dispatched to an alarm at the Holiday Station, 5601 Xerxes Ave. A manager also responded and secured the store. A suspect stole an unknown number of scratch-off lottery tickets.
December 19 Between 10 p.m. and 5:20 a.m., an unknown suspect entered a garage on the 3900 block of Chowen in Linden Hills through an unlocked service door and took unlisted item(s) from two unlocked vehicles which were parked inside.
December 23 Between 3 p.m. December 23 and 10:30 a.m. December 24, unknown suspect(s) took two bikes from a garage on the 5600 block of James in Kenny. The homeowner was unsure if the garage door was locked and there was no sign of forced entry.
December 27 Between 3 and 5 a.m., an unknown suspect entered a home on the 5100 block of Colfax in Lynnhurst through an unlocked rear door and took $35 cash from a wallet on the kitchen table and a laptop computer from a chair in the living room.
January 5 Between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., an unknown suspect rummaged through a vehicle which was parked in front of a home on the 6100 block of Russell in Armatage. No loss was listed. The victim stated that he probably forgot to lock the vehicle’s doors.
December 30 Between 11:30 p.m. and 9 a.m., an unknown suspect entered an occupied home on the 1900 block of West 49th St in Lynnhurst through an unlocked front door and took unlisted item(s).
December 21 At about 2:55 a.m., police responded to a report of two males looking into vehicles in the area of 39th & Upton in Linden Hills. Officers found a 15-year-old male walking eastbound on 39th St. The male was cited for a curfew violation and transported to the Curfew center.
December 22 At about 12:05 a.m., police cited a 16-year-old male for a curfew violation at 54th & Queen and transported him home.
December 23 At about 2:25 a.m. at 39th & Abbott in Linden Hills, police arrested 29-year-old Jacob Lawrence Linn of 1010 Currie Ave, the Salvation Army Harbor Light shelter, for a felony narcotics violation. The suspect was in possession of a large amount of suspected marijuana.
December 29 At about 3 p.m., police responded to a complaint about a panhandler at Crosstown Highway 62 & Xerxes Ave. 50-year-old Kevin Charles Smith of 3633 Chicago Ave was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant for aggressive panhandling.
January 3 At about 8:10 p.m., a person was sitting inside a vehicle at an address on the 4900 block of Dupont in Lynnhurst. Unknown suspects opened a door of the vehicle, took a purse, and fled.
January 7 At about 2 a.m., police were dispatched to a fight at an address on the 3900 block of France in Linden Hills. Officers found a male lying on the ground in the backyard, being held down by two friends because he was intoxicated and out of control. The suspect admitted drinking alcohol. 20-year-old Vicente Michael Cerbantes of Inver Grove Heights was cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor.
January 7 At about 9:35 a.m., an officer responded to a complaint about a person panhandling with a sign at Crosstown Highway 62 & Xerxes Ave. The officer noted that this is an ongoing problem at this location. The area owned by the state Department of Transportation is posted for No Trespassing. The officer cited 60-year-old Linda Mae Gagnon, no permanent address, for trespassing. While the officer was speaking to her, the suspect stepped into the street to obtain money from a vehicle which was stopped at a red light.
January 7 At about 11:35 a.m., a clerk at Settergren Ace Hardware, 5405 Penn Ave, saw a male suspect conceal merchandise in his coat. The clerk confronted the suspect and found that he was using a bungee cord as a shoplifting tool. Police arrested 42-year-old Brett Roger Bamonte of Northfield for felony possession of shoplifting gear. Bamonte has prior convictions in Minnesota for disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, driving while intoxicated, falsely reporting a crime, possession of a small amount of marijuana (2), possession of drug paraphernalia, and 5th degree felony possession of a controlled substance, along with a large number of vehicle license, registration, and traffic offenses.
The Fulton Safety Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 31, at 7 p.m.
at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 4801 France Ave.