Maplewood Police are asking for help identifying a burglary suspect who stole a countertop safe at Homestead of Maplewood, 1890 Sherren Avenue. The safe contained a variety of keys securing room doors and storage cabinets. The theft took place just after 2:00 a.m. on November 7, 2013. Homestead of Maplewood is an assisted living facility and is a secure building, but a resident inadvertently let the suspect in. November 25, 2013
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November 21, 2013
Maplewood Asks For Assistance in Identifying Burglary Suspect
The suspect, described as a 25-35 year old white male with a medium build, was wearing a fairly distinctive jacket. The jacket is a dark color with a wide lighter-colored line circling the coat. The light-colored line is in the middle of the jacket, appearing to be at lower chest or high abdomen height. The color of the coat above the line appears to be darker (perhaps navy blue) than the material below the light line, which appears to be a brighter blue.
The safe had been secured to the countertop from which it was taken, but the suspect pried it from the counter. The suspect appeared to be aware of surveillance, or at least the possibility of it, and kept his face somewhat hidden from the camera as he made his way down the hall toward the room from where the safe was stolen. After initially trying to pry the safe from the counter, the suspect turned off the lights within the room, presumably to make identifying him more difficult. “We are hopeful the public can help us identify the suspect in this crime”, said Deputy Police Chief Dave Kvam. “The man took advantage of a resident’s courtesy and we’d like to bring him to justice.”
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Anyone with information is asked to contact Maplewood Police during office hours at 651-249-2600 or outside business hours through the Ramsey County Emergency Communications Center at 651-767-0640.
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March 1, 2013
Suspect Arrested in the Murder of Anna Hurd
At approximately 12:15 pm today Maplewood Police arrested a 17 year-old male for the murder of Anna Hurd, whose body was located within Hillside Park in the early morning hours of February 23rd. The suspect is being held at the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center on the charge of 2nd degree murder. The case is being presented to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office for charging consideration.
Though the case is still active and further work remains, between Maplewood Police Officers & Detectives and MN BCA Agents & crime scene team personnel, this arrest is the culmination of hundreds of hours of investigative time since Saturday.
So as not to identify the juvenile suspect, and because the case is still under investigation, details of the evidence and information surrounding the case will not be discussed.
Media interviews will be held in the council chambers at Maplewood City Hall, 1830 County Road B East, Maplewood, MN 55109 (come to the main city hall entrance), at 4:30 pm today. Media outlets wishing an interview should plan to attend.
Dave Kvam, Acting Chief
Maplewood Police Department
February 24, 2013
Name of Maplewood homicide victim released
Maplewood Police and MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension personnel continue to investigate the death of a female located early Saturday morning in the area of McKnight Road & Ripley Avenue.
The victim has been identified as Anna Hurd, 16 years old, of North St. Paul.
An autopsy was conducted today by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office. Preliminarily, Ms. Hurd’s death was the result of several stabbing-type puncture wounds. No further information will be offered by police at this time as to the specific instrument suspected of causing the injuries, nor details about the severity or location of the wounds themselves.
The unidentified white male with blond spiked hair is no longer being sought. No further comment will be offered at this time about the potential involvement of the described person.
Police detectives, BCA agents, and crime lab personnel are continuing to interview those with information about the case, as well as to analyze evidence which has been obtained thus far. Maplewood Police will release further information as we are able, or as significant information develops.
February 23, 2013
At approximately 4:32 am this morning Maplewood Police and Emergency Medical Services were summoned to the area of McKnight Road & Ripley Avenue in response to the report of a person requiring medical attention. The female victim, who is not being identified pending notification of family, was deceased at the scene.
Based on the report from a witness of someone who was seen in the area, police are trying to identify a male described as: white, approximately 5’ 9” with blonde spiked hair, wearing black sweatpants and a white hoodie-style sweatshirt with a green & red design on it. Citizens who saw this person or believe they know who he is are encouraged to contact Maplewood Police through the Ramsey County Emergency Communications Center at 651-767-0640.
Evidence was present which led police to believe the death is a homicide. Maplewood Police, with assistance of the MN Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, continue to investigate.
A press conference will be held at the Maplewood City Hall, 1830 County Road B East, Maplewood, MN 55109 (come to the main city hall entrance), at 2:00 pm. Media outlets wishing an on-camera interview should plan to attend that conference.