UnionHerald crime briefs from the May 12, 2017, edition

Andover man charged with criminal sexual conduct

Timothy Michael Johnson, 62, of Andover, was arraigned in Anoka County District Court April 20 on a felony first-degree criminal sexual conduct charge.

Johnson is accused of inappropriate sexual contact with a 5-year-old girl who was known to him.

In a forensic interview, the girl, now several years older, said Johnson had her undress. He also undressed and rubbed his genitalia on hers, according to the criminal complaint.

On two other occasions, Johnson touched her with his hands, the complaint states.

The girl said she came forward because Johnson asked her recently if she wanted to do “it” again, the complaint alleges.

The child’s mother confronted Johnson, who allegedly apologized and said he was messed up, according to the complaint.

Johnson told another individual that he was transferring money from his bank account and making plans, allegedly to flee, the complaint states.

~ Olivia Alveshere

Cash stolen in Chipotle burglary

A substantial amount of cash was stolen in a burglary at the Chipotle restaurant, 3455 River Rapids Dr. NW, Coon Rapids, the early hours of Monday, May 1.

Officers were sent to Chipotle shortly before 12:30 a.m. following an audible alarm and information from the alarm company that surveillance video showed a male trying to open the safe in the office, according to the Coon Rapids Police report.

On arrival, officers formed a perimeter around the restaurant, found the east door ajar but not forced and after multiple canine warnings, they entered Chipotle, searched inside, but did not locate anyone, the police report states.

Five bags containing money were reported stolen.

~ Peter Bodley

Coon Rapids man guilty of theft

Dustin Lee Golden, 37, of Coon Rapids, was convicted of felony theft in Anoka County District Court March 16.

He stole a van and a trailer and was discovered with both in the 1600 block of Northdale Boulevard in Coon Rapids in December 2016 and subsequently arrested, according to the criminal complaint.

Police responded to the 1600 block of Northdale Boulveard on a report of a stolen vehicle, and as officers waited for a tow truck to retrieve a van reported stolen out of Elk River, a vehicle with a trailer pulled into the driveway, the complaint states. The trailer, valued at approximately $3,000, was recently reported stolen.

Golden was driving the vehicle pulling the trailer and had a key to the stolen van on his key chain, according to the complaint.

He allegedly admitted to stealing the van and trailer and said he planned to give the van to someone to pay a drug debt, the complaint states.

Golden had a 13-month prison sentence stayed for five years, during which time he will be on probation. He was sentenced to 135 days in jail with credit for 46 days served. Additionally, he was ordered to pay $5,057 in restitution.

Golden had two additional felony theft charges dismissed at sentencing.

~ Olivia Alveshere

Resident comes home to find burglary

A man, 34, returned to his Coon Rapids home on the 13000 block of Vintage Street NW the evening of May 4 to find the front door open and damage to the door frame.

He called police before entering the house and on arrival, officers located no one inside.

According to the police report, the man found the rear lower sliding glass door standing open and reported he was missing cash, a cell phone and a PlayStation 4.

He lives with his grandparent who he called and when they got home and checked inside, they reported that cash and an Italian-model, silver automatic handgun with a wood handle had been stolen.

~ Peter Bodley