Two women charged in Ramsey apartment complex burglary

Two Coon Rapids women both face a felony burglary charge for allegedly breaking into a Ramsey apartment complex.

Jessie Lee Riley, 24, and Natasha Lynn Wittstock, 22, who both live in an apartment building at 1620 103rd Ave. N.W., were charged with first-degree burglary May 17 in Anoka County District Court for allegedly stealing a purse and using the master keys in the purse to break into a Ramsey apartment building on Dysprosium Street.

According to the complaint, the Dysprosium Street apartment manager was at Beer Bellies in Anoka May 12 and her purse, which contained the master keys to all of the apartments in the complex, was stolen.

The Ramsey Police Department received a call May 13 from an apartment resident reporting that someone, later identified as Riley, had allegedly come into her apartment, opened the door to the bedroom she was in and took a cellphone.

Riley and Wittstock were allegedly seen on video surveillance entering the apartment complex and Riley was allegedly carrying the stole purse.

In her post-Miranda statement, Wittstock allegedly admitted she and Riley were at Beer Bellies and that Riley took the purse.

She also allegedly admitted Riley broke into the apartment and took the cellphone while Wittstock acted as lookout.

Tammy Sakry is at tammy.sakry@ecm-inc.com

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