Thanks to an alert neighbor, Officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress yesterday afternoon, and were able to locate and apprehend both suspects. Neighborhood Watch makes the difference. Always call 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity.
On Wednesday, February 3 at 12:15 pm, Fridley Police Officers were dispatched to the 7300 block of Memory Lane NE for a report of a burglary in progress. An alert neighbor had observed two male suspects acting suspiciously near the victim's residence. The males had been soliciting residents in the area to shovel driveways.
When the 9-1-1 caller went to check his neighbor's residence, he found the two male suspects inside. When the caller confronted the suspects, he was assaulted. Both suspects then fled the residence on foot.
Responding officers located the males running from the scene. The suspects refused to comply with officers and fled on foot. Officers set up a perimeter and located both male suspects within the perimeter in the 7300 block of Able St NE after multiple foot pursuits through yards and over fences. Property that was stolen from the residence was found on and near the suspects.
One male suspect received a minor injury after being subdued with a Taser. He was treated at a local hospital prior to being transported to jail.
Both adult male suspects were booked at the Anoka County Jail with multiple charges pending.
Detectives from the Fridley Police Department are still actively investigating this case, along with several other recent residential burglaries in the same geographic area.