Forum staff reports, Published February 09 2012
Moorhead police say woman awoke to intruder in her bedroomMOORHEAD – Police here are investigating a home intrusion in which a woman said she awoke to a stranger in her bedroom and scuffled with him before he fled on foot.
The incident was reported at 3:42 a.m. in the 1000 block of Fifth Street South, just west of the Concordia College campus.
According to Lt. Brad Penas:
It’s believed the intruder entered the house through an unlocked door.
The intruder briefly exchanged words with the resident. He indicated he was in the wrong home and asked to use a telephone.
The resident asked the intruder to leave several times, and a brief scuffle ensued.
“The resident yelled for assistance from other occupants of the home at which time the subject fled the residence on foot,” Penas stated in a news release.
Officers set up a perimeter in the area and attempted unsuccessfully to track the suspect with a police dog, Lt. Joel Scharf said.
Police haven’t identified the suspect or released a description.
No weapon was displayed during the incident, and the woman wasn't hurt, Penas said.
Penas described the home's residents as college-age and unrelated, but he said he didn't know whether they're college students.
Penas reminded residents to take precautions by locking and securing doors.