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Shady Oak Road Speeding Stop Leads to Burglary Suspects

Police have charged five men in connection with burglaries on the Deephaven-Minnetonka border.

An early morning speeding stop near the Hopkins-Minnetonka border led Minnetonka officers to suspects in burglaries near Eastwood Road, according to court documents filed last week.

Police stopped a vehicle with five Minneapolis men at 4:02 a.m. Thursday, Minnetonka Officer Timothy Olson wrote in the criminal complaint. Two of them had active warrants.

When officers searched the vehicle after their arrest, they found property from an address on Eastwood Road in Deephaven. Among the property were credit cards that didn’t match the name of anyone in the vehicle.

That prompted police to check to see whether there had been any recent burglaries at the address—and they learned the place had just been burglarized. Officers then arrested all the people in the vehicle.

Lucas James Grahn, 19, told officers that he and the people in the vehicle had been in the area to go “car shopping,” in which they steal things from cars, Olson wrote in the criminal complaint.

He said he called another man in the car—Bryan Cayan Michael Boardman, 19—to pick him up and drive him to the western suburbs to go car shopping.

A third occupant—Desmond William McCloud, 20—was to be paid for being the driver.

McCloud also told police that he and a fourth man in the car—Jovon William Kelly, 18—stole property from cars and garages. Kelly and Grahn also went into a house to steal some of the items.

Boardman served as the main lookout, McCloud said. The final man in the car—Anton Gregory Blake, 19—told officers he rode in the front seat and knew what his companions were doing.

Police found multiple items stolen from multiple locations in the Eastwood Road/Eastwood Circle neighborhood near the Minnetonka-Deephaven border. Items found on the men include sunglasses and two missing GPS units.

Blake, Grahn and Kelly have all been charged with first-degree burglary and third-degree burglary.

Boardman and McCloud have also been charged with first-degree burglary and third-degree burglary, except their third-degree charges were filed under the aiding and abetting provision of state law.

The first-degree charges carry a sentence of six months to 20 years in prison and/or a $35,000 fine. The third-degree charges, including the aiding and abetting charges, carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

According to Hennepin County jail records, the men’s arrest status is as follows:

  • Grahn is being held in Hennepin County jail on $20,000 bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court again at 1:30 p.m. July 8.
  • Boardman was released from custody on $60,000 bond Monday. He’s scheduled to appear in court again at 1:30 p.m. July 8.
  • McCloud is being held in Hennepin County jail on $60,000 bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court again at 10 a.m. July 8.
  • Kelly is being held in Hennepin County jail on $20,000 bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court again at 11 a.m. July 8.
  • Blake was released from custody on $100,000 bond Monday. He’s scheduled to appear in court again at 9 a.m. July 12.

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