Police officers sealed off the neighborhood around the houseboat moored near the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in Minneapolis. (Published Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018)
A Minneapolis man and woman were arrested after police say they found a stolen houseboat moored at the Minneapolis State Fairgrounds.
David Matthew Shaley, 60, and Melissa Tracy Nippold, 51, were both charged Wednesday for an investigation that began Friday, Sept. 14.
A North Star Citizen radio station reported that police in Minneapolis were called to a home in the area around 10:15 p.m. Friday and found the home was empty.
“During our investigation, the victims did come across a boat moored on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds,” Minneapolis Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Paulos said at the time. “They report that they weren’t being followed and were able to report it to Minnesota State Fair law enforcement.”
Neighbors were shocked after the incident.
“Are you going to be putting your kayaks and fishing boats out?” Paul Greworiz said. “Maybe we should buy them some affix pieces or something.”
The event at the Minnesota State Fair goes through Sunday.
The boat was taken around 11:15 p.m. Friday, Paulos said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether the suspects had an attorney.
Police will continue to investigate the case.