Stash of stolen items from cars results in criminal charges


A 34-year-old Minneapolis man was charged with identity theft and felon in possession of ammunition in connection with a large number of thefts from Minneapolis cars, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Tuesday.

Calvin Maurice Rogers is expected to make his first court appearance Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The MnCIS number is 27CR1526150.

According to the criminal complaint, Minneapolis police executed a search warrant at Rogers’ home at 2422 Aldrich Ave. N and recovered nearly 300 stolen items. Included in the stolen items were 75 social security cards, driver’s licenses, credit cards, passports and checks. Some of the checks had been filled out in Rogers’ name.

In addition, police recovered ammunition. Because Rogers has a previous conviction for drug possession, he is not allowed to possess guns or ammunition, the complaint states.

Rogers has five or more felony convictions for similar crimes, which makes him a career offender. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office will seek a higher penalty, if he is convicted, because he is a career offender, Freeman said.

Criminal Complaint (PDF)