A 33-year-old Lakeville man was charged with fleeing police stemming from an Oct. 23 incident on St. Johns Drive in Eden Prairie.
According to a Hennepin County criminal complaint, police were dispatched at 7:45 p.m. to investigate a report of a suspicious man possibly threatening to shoot someone.
Officers arrived and attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a vehicle, but the driver, later identified as Abdirizak Hussein Mohamed, fled.
Police pursued the vehicle for about 9 miles, with speeds up to 105 mph. A PIT maneuver was used to bring Mohamed’s car to a stop, and he was arrested.
During a search of the vehicle, marijuana was found inside. Fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle is a felony offense.
The Eden Prairie Police Department reported the following incidents.
- A man was seen fleeing from the vicinity of a 2019 Ford F-150 truck parked in the driveway of a residence in the 1800 block of Pennington Avenue at about 6 p.m. Oct. 17. When the truck’s owner arrived home, he told police that he saw the man run from the driveway into nearby woods. The truck’s keys, usually left inside the vehicle, were found by the owner on the truck bed cover. Nothing appeared to be taken, and there was no damage. The owner also noticed the man had dropped a backpack as he ran away. Police found a wallet and several credit cards reportedly belonging to the man inside the backpack. In a related incident, an employee of Detello’s Pizza & Pasta, 6207 Dell Road, saw a man pulling on vehicle door handles in the parking lot and called police about 11:30 p.m. Oct. 17. The suspect matched the description in the Pennington Avenue incident. Responding officers arrested a 34-year-old man from Sioux Falls, S.D. He has yet to be formally charged.
- A catalytic converter was reported stolen from a 2004 Honda Odyssey on Oct. 15. According to police, the son of the vehicle’s owner drove it to a friend’s house in the 9200 block of Gateway Lane. When he drove home the next day, the car was unusually loud. The owner discovered that the catalytic converter was missing. Damage is estimated at $300 to $500.
- A catalytic converter was reportedly stolen from a 1998 Toyota parked outside Midas auto repair shop, 8260 Flying Cloud Drive, between Oct. 15-18. The vehicle is owned by Midas and used as a loaner vehicle. Damage is estimated at $400.
- Credit cards inside a wallet were reportedly stolen from a vehicle parked at Staring Lake Park, 14800 Pioneer Trail, on Oct. 17. The vehicle’s owner told police she arrived at the park at 3:30 p.m. and returned to her vehicle less than an hour later. She noticed the glove box had been rummaged through, and credit cards were missing from the wallet in her purse. Nothing else was missing. The owner noticed that the lock system of her vehicle had been tampered with, police reported. But, she wasn’t sure if she had locked the vehicle. Her stolen credit cards were fraudulently used that same day, police reported.
- A purse containing a wallet and credit cards was stolen from the trunk of a vehicle parked near Miller Spring, 9995 Spring Road, on Oct. 18. After hiking in nearby woods, the vehicle’s owner returned to find her purse and its contents valued at $150 missing from the trunk. Police did not indicate if the vehicle was locked at the time of the theft. The woman did tell police that she had the vehicle’s keys while hiking.
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