Anti-police commissioner has car stolen, apparently used in carjackings

A left-wing Hennepin County commissioner's car seems to have been used in up to six carjackings Monday night after it was stolen.

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A Hennepin County commissioner’s car was apparently stolen and then used to commit several carjackings.

Angela Conley is the District 4 commissioner and a supporter of Question 2, a ballot initiative that aims to replace the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) with a “Department of Public Safety” that may or may not include police officers. Anti-police political pressure applied by politicians like Conley has contributed to a high attrition rate among MPD officers as crime skyrockets. The District 4 commissioner recently became a victim of one such crime when her vehicle was stolen.

“Ok friends, tough morning,” she said on Facebook, announcing that her black Dodge Durango was recently stolen. Her post included a picture of the vehicle and its license plate number: 553VNE. This post seems to have been uploaded Monday, although it has since been deleted and may have been published over the weekend.

This is a screenshot of Conley’s Facebook post found on Crime Watch’s Twitter page.

A Durango with that same license plate was then linked to at least six carjackings, according to Crime Watch Minneapolis, a local police scanner watchdog.

Around 7 p.m. on Monday, Crime Watch heard dispatchers tell police that the Durango was used in an attempted carjacking on Pillsbury Avenue but that the vehicle was not reported stolen.

Almost exactly one hour later, dispatch said that the Durango was connected to at least six carjackings in the Fifth Precinct and that it was reported stolen.

Crime Watch told Alpha News that it’s not clear why the Durango was reported stolen at 8 p.m. but not 7 p.m. Two possibilities exist. First, police might have received a report that Conley’s car had been stolen, but this information was either overlooked or had not been given to the dispatcher. Second, Conley might not have reported the car stolen before 7 p.m.

Alpha News reached out to Conley asking for clarification on this point but did not hear back in time for publication. This article will be updated if she responds.

“The question is whether Angela Conley reported the Durango stolen immediately, or if she is responsible for nearly a dozen people being victimized because she’s hellbent on being an abolitionist and didn’t report it stolen to police right away,” Crime Watch observed.