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February 2012 Safety Report

February 2012 Safety Report

Fulton Safety committee report: February, 2012

(Submitted by Dave Delvoye)

Fulton neighborhood crime reports

January 10 At about 9:35 p.m., police at 50th & Drew stopped a vehicle which had a headlight out and an air freshener suspended from the rear view mirror. Officers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle as they approached. Officers found a drug pipe and suspected marijuana in the center console. Officers found a freshly packed marijuana pipe in the glove compartment. A three-year-old child in the back seat said that the pipe was “mommy’s”. The driver of the vehicle, 25-year-old Nicole Patricia Welters-Silber of Richfield, was cited for a traffic violation and possession of drug paraphernalia. The front seat passenger, 25-year-old Jennifer Lynn Luzar of 1025 Portland Ave, was arrested for a felony warrant out of Dakota County. Another pipe and baggies with marijuana residue were found in her purse. The vehicle was towed.

January 13 Between 10 p.m. and noon, an unknown suspect forced entry to Edina Creamery, 5055 France Ave. No loss was reported.

January 24 At about 5:40 p.m., police recovered a stolen vehicle near 50th & Thomas. The vehicle had been stolen from an address on the 2600 block of 2nd Ave South on 12/26/11.

Other crime reports: Linden Hills, Armatage, Kenny, Lynnhurst

Forced entry property crimes

January 13 Between January 13 and 16, unknown suspects broke into a home on the 5400 block of Emerson in Kenny and took unlisted items.

January 19 Between 10:45 p.m. and 8:25 a.m., an unknown suspect broke out the driver’s side window of a vehicle which was parked on the street near 54th & Vincent in Armatage and rummaged through the vehicle. No loss was reported.

January 23 Between 8 a.m. January 23 and 8:15 a.m. January 24, a home on the 5500 block of Fremont in Kenny was burglarized.

January 26 Between midnight and 6 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered a vehicle which was parked in a driveway on the 5100 block of Oliver in Lynnhurst and took Swedish coins valued at $1. The suspect(s) used the garage door remote opener which was in the vehicle to gain access to the garage and took 18 bottles of beer and two bikes. The bikes were found nearby and recovered by the victim.

Unsecured property

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.

 Other incidents

January 19 At about 7:15 a.m., a masked male entered Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery, 4953 Penn Ave, demanded money at gunpoint, and fled northbound on Penn Ave.

January 19 At about 11:25 a.m., police responded to a complaint about a person panhandling at an exit ramp at Crosstown Highway 62 & Xerxes Ave. 48-year-old Steven Richard Afalla was cited for trespassing.

January 24 At about 1:40 a.m., police stopped a vehicle at 60th & Xerxes in Armatage for failing to stop at a Stop sign. 29-year-old Derrick Kerry Simmons of 4648 4th Ave South was arrested for driving with a suspended license and a felony arrest and detention warrant for 3rd degree assault causing significant bodily harm.

January 24 At about 10:30 p.m., a suspect chased a victim through Armatage Park and assaulted him in front of an address on the 5700 block of Sheridan. The suspect took the victim’s wallet which contained cash and other items. Police arrested 19-year-old Terron Robert Dobine of 5435 Penn Ave South for robbery of person. Dobine has prior convictions in Minnesota for giving police a false name, fleeing police on foot, and possession/sale of a small amount of marijuana.

January 28 At about 1:10 a.m., police at 53rd & Humboldt in Lynnhurst stopped a vehicle which failed to stop at a Stop sign. A 17-year-old male was cited for a curfew violation. The male, who lives nearby, parked the vehicle and was escorted home by officers who spoke with his parents.


The Fulton Safety Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 28, at 7 p.m.

at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 4801 France Ave.


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