CRIME ALERT FROM THE ANOKA COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE!!!

Document Date: 
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Hey Everyone.

 

This past weekend we experienced a rash of burglaries in Oak Grove. We believe the burglaries may be being committed by a “larger organized group” that has been targeting other cities in the metro. Below are a few links to past news stories.

 

https://www.kare11.com/article/news/crime/2-charged-in-connection-with-string-of-burglaries/89-8680623f-3889-4bf5-b88e-d24fa41c1e7b

 

https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/06/10/west-metro-burglaries-men-arrested-minnesota-crime/

 

https://www.kare11.com/article/news/dozens-of-police-agencies-investigate-burglary-ring/89-e2b33b4e-a3a2-4daf-afcb-213cc2d31178

 

Obviously this group is mobile and may be currently in our jurisdiction. It appears the thieves are entering unlocked vehicles that are parked in the driveway, and using the garage door opener to get into the house.

 

We are asking two things from you:

 

#1 Lock your vehicles, remove your valuables, and remove your garage door opener. If you can – leave your home’s exterior lights on.

 

#2 When you see anything suspicious, call 911 immediately.

 

By taking these proactive steps, hopefully we can catch the criminals or at least drive them out of your neighborhood.

 

Laura Landes

Crime Prevention Specialist

Anoka County Sheriff’s Office