A 31-year-old Coon Rapids man was sentenced Dec. 12 in Anoka County District Court for two separate felony burglary cases.
Bradley Lucas Davis was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for the second and third-degree burglary cases.
In one case, Davis on April 7 entered the garage code for an Andover home in the 14500 block of Round Lake Boulevard so that he and Paula Arlene Baker, 22, of Brook Park could illegally enter the home, according to the criminal complaint.
When the Andover homeowner arrived home, she found a vehicle that did not belong to her parked in the garage with the door closed, according to the complaint. A short time later, another woman called to report that two people were hiding behind her vehicles.
According to the complaint, officers later stopped a vehicle that Baker and Davis were in, and the second caller identified them as the people she saw hiding.
In their post-Miranda statements, Baker and Davis told police that they entered the Andover home on Round Lake Boulevard without permission and stole clothes.
Baker was sentenced Nov. 29 to 14 days in jail and five years probation for this crime. She also was ordered to complete 30 hours of community service.
In the second case Davis was involved in, a Blaine Police detective caught Davis with a stolen mini bike June 6.
According to the complaint, Davis admitted in a post-Miranda statement that he was driving with a man named Tim the morning of June 5 and Tim told him to stop the truck because he saw a garage door was open.
Davis said he drove down the block a ways and parked there. Tim left and returned with a small bike.
The owner of the Razor pocket rocket mini bike called police at 8:33 a.m. June 5 to report the theft in the 4000 block of 98th Lane N.E.
He reported that he and his wife had heard a noise at about 4:55 a.m. Around 7 a.m., he saw that his garage door was open and the light was on. He noticed the mini bike was gone.
The mini bike owner had the serial number written down and he and his wife located a similar bike on Craigslist. A Blaine Police detective set up a meeting with the seller, who identified himself over the phone as “Brad.” After confirming the serial number on the bike matched the number on the stolen bike, the detective took Davis into custody.
Eric Hagen is at firstname.lastname@example.org