On Wednesday, June 7, 2017, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office charged 25-year old Jason Timothy McGowan of Fridley with the following felony offenses:
Burglary-1st Degree Possession of a Dangerous Weapon
McGowan’s criminal charges stem from his Friday morning June 2, 2017 burglary of a Roseville home located on the 2400 block of Woodbridge Street.
What ultimately led to McGowan’s swift arrest and criminal charges was the home owner’s Canary home security system. The Canary security system captured digital imaging of McGowan as he prowled the victim’s home stealing various electronic items.
Once the digital images of the unknown suspect were shared with local media on the same day, within hours, police received an anonymous tip identifying the burglar.
When a police detective spoke with the suspect’s mother, she said she had seen the burglary news story and acknowledged she recognized the burglar as her son – Timothy McGowan.
McGowan formally surrendered to the case’s lead detective at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017 at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center without incident. Upon surrendering to authorities, McGowan provided the detective the replica BB pistol he carried with him when he burglarized the Roseville home.
McGowan is currently in custody awaiting his first court appearance.
If McGowan is convicted, the maximum penalties are as follows:
Burglary-1st Degree: 20 years or $35,000 fine or both
Burglary-2nd Degree: 10 years or $20,000 fine or both
McGowan’s bail is currently set at $20,000.
The department wishes to thank local print and television media for printing and publishing this news story which ultimately resulted in McGowan’s arrest and criminal charges.
Police Seek Public’s Help Identifying Armed Burglar
The Roseville Police Department is seeking the public’s help identifying a man who burglarized a duplex located on the 2400 block of Woodbridge Street earlier today.
According to police reports, the homeowner received an alert on her smart phone of an intruder via her home’s security system at 10:18 a.m. today while she was out. The homeowner was able to show police still and digital imaging of the suspect as he moved about her home.
The suspect was armed with a handgun as he prowled the home, stealing items he placed in his backpack.
The suspect is described as a black male, goatee and mustache, wearing a Nike brand t-shirt, dark colored pants, back pack and wearing a reflective safety vest. The suspect has a thin/muscular build and appears to be in his mid-twenties.
Should you recognize and/or know the whereabouts of the burglary suspect do not approach but call law enforcement authorities by dialing “911.”
If you have information on this person, you are asked to contact Minnesota Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You may report your information confidentially and anonymously.
If your information does result in an arrest, you may be eligible for a reward.
Missing Person - SOLVED!
The Roseville Police Department is seeking the public’s help locating an elderly male who is missing from his residence and suffers from Alzheimer’s.
At approximately 6:07 a.m., Roseville Police were dispatched to the 2900 block of Asbury Street on a report of missing 87-year old male. According to the missing person’s spouse, Mr. Maurice Grundei went missing between 4:00 – 6:00 a.m. today.
Mr. Grundei is described as Caucasian, 195 pounds, 5’8” height, last seen wearing a beige jacket. Grundei has dementia and is diabetic.
Mr. Grundei is likely driving the family’s 1999 green Fort Taurus SE 4-door sedan displaying Minnesota registration 3386HM.
If you have any information on Mr. Grundei’s whereabouts, you are asked to contact your local law enforcement authorities or the Roseville Police Department at 651-767-0640.
Vandalism Suspects Sought
Roseville Police have received multiple reports of vandalism and mailbox/garbage can fires. The suspects are likely juveniles or young adults, 14-18 years old. Two males in shorts, one possibly wearing flip-flops, were recently captured on video.
Please contact the Police Department main phone line at (651) 792-7008 and reference RVPD case number 16016332 if you have information regarding individuals who may be involved in this case.
Fraud suspect sought
The woman above is suspected of attempting to use a stolen credit card to purchase Visa gift cards at an area store. If you recognize her, please call the Police Department main phone line at (651) 792-7008 and reference RVPD case number 15031398. You may remain anonymous.
Can you help identify this suspect?
This woman is suspected of stealing from an area store. She is described as a black female, approximately 40 years old, 5'2" to 5'4". If you recognize this person, please call the Police Department main phone line at (651) 792-7008 and reference RVPD Case Number 15030931.
Can you help identify this motor vehicle thief suspect?
The male pictured above is a suspect in a motor vehicle theft that occurred on Sunday 11/22/2015 in the area of Dale St. and Highway 36.
If you recognize this person, then please call the Police main phone line at (651) 792-7008. You may remain anonymous.
Can you help locate this missing person? - SOLVED!
The Roseville Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating Raymond Krueger, a 73-year old Roseville resident last seen leaving the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center in St. Paul on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 3:16 p.m.
Krueger is described as a Caucasian male, 5’9” height and 150 pounds, wearing corrective lenses and is hearing impaired. Krueger has made no attempt to contact his spouse and/or family members since his release.
If Krueger should be seen or located, the public is asked to call their local law enforcement authorities. Police do not believe Krueger is a threat to himself or the public.