An 18-year-old Shakopee woman has been charged with felony third-degree burglary after allegedly breaking into a residence in the 8200 block of Hiawatha Circle in Eden Prairie last week.
According to a Hennepin County criminal complaint, Eden Prairie police responded to a report of an active burglary at about 10:55 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23, the complaint stated. The homeowner alerted the police after their basement patio door was shattered, and they saw someone enter the home.
Upon arrival, officers spotted a white Chevrolet Malibu stopped at the corner of Hiawatha Avenue and Hiawatha Circle. The Shakopee woman, wearing a multi-colored jacket with a smiley face pattern, was seen running from the direction of the residence toward the parked vehicle.
Police made contact with the two residents who were hiding in an upstairs bedroom. Officers found the patio door shattered and a landscaping rock inside the door.
The residents, according to the criminal complaint, heard a loud bang while lying in bed. They went to the basement and saw the door was broken. As one resident approached the door to assess the damage, she saw someone walk by the stairway inside the home. Both returned to the bedroom to wait for the police.
Police reviewed a surveillance video and observed the Shakopee woman, wearing a multi-colored jacket with a white backpack, approach the back sliding door holding a large object. Moments later, the woman was seen stepping through the hole in the glass and entering the house.
When questioned, the woman told police that her ex-boyfriend lived at the home with his grandparents. She went to the residence to retrieve her cell phone, which she believed was inside. She admitted to breaking the glass door with a rock, adding she knew her ex-boyfriend’s grandparents were home. Although accompanied by others, she stressed she was the only one to enter the house.
After searching the Chevrolet Malibu, police found a white backpack, a ski mask, and two cell phones in the backseat.
If convicted, the Shakopee woman could face up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
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