Bloomington sisters arrested following reported assault

Two Bloomington sisters face first-degree burglary charges after they allegedly attacked a woman inside her Bloomington home.

The 35- and 33-year-old sisters were arrested Feb. 7 after a report that they had attacked a 28-year-old woman at her residence on the 9800 block of Morgan Ave., according to Bloomington Police Commander Kevin Herman.

The victim was at her residence with two male guests when the suspects entered the rear of the house and began attacking her. The suspects hit the victim with closed fists and pulled her hair, leaving clumps of it on the floor of the house, Herman said. The 35-year-old suspect is also accused of hitting the victim with a fire extinguisher, Herman noted.

A 21-year-old female who lives with the victim left her bedroom to investigate the commotion and attempted to intervene before calling police at approximately 12:45 p.m., Herman said.
The two men left with the two women in separate vehicles, but descriptions of the vehicles enabled officers to find and arrest the women shortly after they fled the scene, Herman explained.

When questioned about the attack, the victim said that it was prompted by the 35-year-old suspect’s belief that the victim is involved with the suspect’s boyfriend, Herman added.
The suspects were charged with first-degree burglary, a felony, because of the assault, Herman noted.

Family feud
A 22-year-old Bloomington woman accused of violating the terms of her probation was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic assault against her younger sister.
Her 20-year-old brother was also arrested following the Feb. 7 incident, according to Herman.

The arrests follow an argument among the three siblings and their mother on Feb. 7. The mother came home to their apartment on the 8100 block of Knox Avenue at approximately 10:30 p.m. and learned that a county probation officer had visited the residence earlier in the day. The officer tested the 22-year-old woman for alcohol, which she is prohibited from consuming under the terms of her probation, and she failed the test, Herman explained.

When family members started arguing, the 16-year-old sister sided with her mother. The older siblings allegedly punched and bit the 16-year-old and the 22-year-old sister briefly choked the girl, Herman said.

The 20-year-old brother faces a possible third-degree domestic assault charge, Herman noted.

Auto theft
A 19-year-old Shakopee woman was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle at a Bloomington hotel.

An officer patrolling the parking lot of Extended Stay America, 7956 Lyndale Ave., at approximately 9:30 a.m. Feb. 12 identified a car that had been reported stolen. The car had been reported stolen by the suspect’s parents, who had not given their daughter permission to take the vehicle, according to Herman.

Although the woman was not a registered guest of the hotel, the officer was directed to a room rented by a male. Officers knocked on the door and a man answered, telling them the suspect was not there, Herman said.

Police questioned a woman in the room who said there was another woman inside the room, but she didn’t know who the woman was. The woman matched a booking photo of the suspect, who had an outstanding warrant, Herman explained.

Following the suspect’s arrest, several items were collected from the room, including jewelry that had store tags on it and unopened DVDs. Anti-theft devices were found in a garbage can, according to Herman.

The suspect has been arrested previously for shoplifting at Mall of America, he noted.