Two burglary suspects arrested in Lakeville

Third potential suspect remains at large

Lakeville police officers arrested two burglary suspects Friday, Aug. 9 near downtown Lakeville, but a third potential suspect remains at large after an extensive search that included a State Patrol helicopter and K-9 units.

The arrests were made after a patrol officer noticed a residence’s service door and  garage door open at 4 a.m.,  contacted the homeowner and discovered there were items missing from the home and that a residential burglary had just occurred, according to a Lakeville police news release.

A possible third suspect was observed in the area by a resident who reported a suspicious person in a yard, and when police responded, the suspect fled into a wooded area.

Police said multiple officers from Farmington, Apple Valley, Bloomington and the Dakota County Sheriff’s Department assisted in an extensive search of the area of 210th Street and Dodd Boulevard in Lakeville.

The search also involved K-9 units and a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter, but the suspect has not been located and the case remains under investigation by the Lakeville Police Department.

Anyone with additional information is requested to contact the Lakeville police at 952-985-2800.