Three people, one of them from Fridley, have been charged with breaking into a Brooklyn Park home and stealing guns, jewelry and electronics.
Christine Rose Lewis, 19, of Fridley, and Dashay Dontay Williams, 20, and Trevon Jevonte Williams, 19, both of Minneapolis, are charged with second-degree burglary, a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
Brooklyn Park police were called to a burglary in progress in the 3900 block of 81st Avenue North just after 10 a.m. Dec. 5 when a neighbor reported seeing three men entering a nearby home, then carrying items out with them, according to the criminal complaint, signed by Brooklyn Park Police Detective Chris Donahue.
Officers arrived to find the suspects running from the scene and jumping into a maroon Buick, which sped away from the home. Police pursued the car and watched it go through a stop sign; they activated the squad car’s lights and siren, but the Buick accelerated to 45 mph in a 30 mph zone, and the driver didn’t stop, according to the complaint.
Officers performed a PIT maneuver on Brookdale Circle, and were able to get the car to stop. The four occupants of the Buick were ordered out of the car at gunpoint.
The driver was identified as Lewis. Dashay and Trevon Williams and an unnamed juvenile male were passengers.
Police found “multiple” firearms in the car, including a 9-millimeter handgun, a .22-caliber revolver, a .32-caliber revolver and three rifles, according to the complaint. They also found an iPad, jewelry and a large amount of money.
Officers searched Dashay Williams and found several .32-caliber revolver bullets in his pants pocket, along with two rubber gloves and two $1 coins. Williams was asked if he had anything else in his pockets, and he replied, “No, those came out the guy’s house,” according to the complaint.
The juvenile was searched, and police found an empty handgun magazine and .22-caliber ammunition in his pants pocket. He told officers that the gun for the magazine was in the car, the complaint says.
Police went inside the burglarized home and found the strike plate from the side door was lying on the deck. The door had been kicked in, and part of the door frame was lying on the floor.
The kitchen cabinets and the adjoining living room had been ransacked. There were three empty handgun cases and a shotgun on the floor; a jewelry box had been opened and its contents strewn across a bed, according to the complaint.
Paintings had been taken off the walls or were hanging askew. Every room in the house, including the basement, had been ransacked, the complaint charges.
Lewis told police that she was with her boyfriend, Trevon Williams, his brother, Dashay Williams, and Trevon’s cousin, the juvenile, and they had decided to “hit a stain,” which she said meant that they planned to rob a house, according to the complaint.
She said they drove to Brooklyn Park and selected a house. She knocked on the door, but when a girl answered, they chose a different house. She said she knocked on that door, and when she determined that nobody was home, the other three broke into the house, the complaint says.
Lewis estimated that the three were inside the house for six or seven minutes before they ran back out carrying gun cases and jumped into the car, according to the complaint.
Trevon Williams admitted that he, his brother and his cousin had planned to commit burglaries together during weekday hours when nobody was home, the complaint says. He agreed with Lewis’ account of how the burglary progressed.
Lewis and Trevon Williams remain in the Hennepin County Jail on separate $50,000 bonds. Dashay Williams is free on a $1,000 bond. Lewis and Dashay Williams have omnibus hearings scheduled Jan. 4, and an omnibus hearing in Trevon Williams’ case is scheduled Jan. 8, all in Hennepin County District Court.