Brooklyn Park Man Accused of Burglaries in North Metro
A Brooklyn Park man has been accused of committing a string of burglaries throughout the north metro.
Coon Rapids officers were called to the 1300 block of 105th Lane Northwest around 7:22 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, on a report of a burglary. According to the criminal complaint, the boyfriend of the homeowner walked into the home and saw a man standing at the top of the stairs. The man then fled in a dark-colored, four door vehicle, which was possibly a Chevrolet Lumina.
Responding officers found a crowbar and pillowcase with valuables left behind. There were also signs of forced entry on the garaged door and main floor screen.
Another burglary was reported on the 10800 block of Bluebird Street Northwest in Coon Rapids sometime between 7 and 7:19 p.m. that same day. The homeowner told police he saw a man walk out of his house and get into a dark-colored four door vehicle. He said there was evidence of forced entry. The description matched that of the suspect involved in the 105th Lane burglary.
Around this same time, police get a report from a man who said his Chevrolet Lumina had been stolen.
The suspect was eventually identified as 35-year-old Jerried Michael Curtis of Brooklyn Park.
Curtis has been charged with first degree burglary and attempted first degree burglary. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and $35,000 in fines on the burglary charge and up to 10 years in prison and $17,500 in fines on the attempted burglary charge.