Three people are being accused of attempting to burglarize an Andover home Feb. 25.
Marcus Allen Wayne Hallmark, Anoka, Rose Marie Holiday Hays, Robbinsdale, and Kevin Kraig Hemnes, Minneapolis were arraigned Feb. 27 on two felony charges each.
All three face charges of attempted first-degree burglary. Hallmark, 22, and Hemnes, 21, also face a felony charge of possession of burglary/theft tools while Hays, 21, was instead charged with attempted possession of burglary/theft tools.
According to the criminal complaint, a 23-year-old Andover woman called police 10:39 a.m. Feb. 25 to report that people had broken into her home on Ivywood Street.
The homeowner told police that she heard her doorbell ring, but did not answer because she was not expecting anyone and was in her pajamas. She looked out the window and allegedly saw a women later identified as Hays return to a silver car being driven by a man later identified as Hallmark. She said this driver had a tattoo on his face.
The suspects left, but returned 15 minutes later. Three people, including a man later identified as Hemnes, got out of the vehicle and walked toward her back yard, according to the complaint.
The homeowner said she locked herself in a bedroom. She then looked out the window and saw that her dog was in the back yard barking even though it had been in the house. She called 911 and saw the two men and one woman leave in the silver car and gave dispatch the license plate number, according to the complaint.
An Anoka County Sheriff’s Office deputy heard the radio call and was able to stop the suspects’ vehicle. The driver had a large, visible neck tattoo. Inside the vehicle was blue and white gloves and a screwdriver, according to the complaint.
At the scene of the crime, police allegedly found evidence that the back door had been pried open with a screwdriver. The homeowner said nothing appeared to have been stolen.
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