Keys stolen from UDS Comstock office

Joanna Dornfeld

A University Dining Services employee reported a possible employee-related theft Feb. 27 from an office in the Comstock Hall dining area at 210 Delaware St. S.E.

The theft occurred between 3:30 p.m. Feb. 26 and 8:15 a.m. Feb. 27, according to the police report.

The office is located in the back of the kitchen area. Only dining hall management and clerical staff have access to the office, said Dining Services director Larry Weger.

The person or persons stole approximately 50 keys and their duplicates as well as some “personal items,” he said.

The keys were no longer in use because the locks they fit had been replaced, Weger said.

“I’ve been here about 20 months and this is the first burglary that I’ve seen,” Weger said.

University police are investigating the incident.

In other police news:

A 22-year-old Minneapolis man was nearly arrested Thursday for burglarizing his own home.

According to the police report:

The man’s roommate found the front door window broken when she arrived home and called Minneapolis police to her house, on the 1200 block of Eighth Avenue Southeast.

Police searched for the suspect, and a police dog found him in an upstairs bedroom. Officers ordered the suspect to exit the room and identify himself, but the suspect did not comply.

Officers took the man into custody. The man then identified himself as one of the residents.

He said he had been drinking alcohol earlier that evening because it was his birthday. He also said he had broken the front door window.

The man was bleeding from both hands and had dried blood on his mouth. Police transported him to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.

 

According to the police report:

A 58-year-old Chippewa Falls, Wis., man attempted to solicit sexual favors Thursday from a 20-year-old Minneapolis woman on the 2400 block of University Avenue Southeast.

The woman reported James C. Hallquist to police for the attempted solicitation, but they were not able to take further action without evidence. Hallquist was cited for loitering with intent to sell narcotics.

Katherine Kim Carroll, a 24-year-old Burnsville resident who was with Hallquist, was arrested for loitering with intent to sell narcotics and giving a false name or information to a police officer.

Carroll has been released from Hennepin County Jail.

 

A 27-year-old Minneapolis woman found a burglar in her home Feb. 26 on the 1000 block of 11th Avenue Southeast.

The suspect escaped with a computer tower valued at $1,200, according to the police report.