Lopez Expands Burglary to the Breaking Point

Monday mornings mean Minnesota Court of Appeals decisions. Yesterday morning the Court of Appeals released three published decisions, including two in criminal cases. Both are interesting, but the more meaningful of the two is State of Minnesota v. Lionel Lopez, A16-0947. The facts are not complex: Mr. Lopez was staying in a motel in Willmar when he walked into Z.D.’sĀ unlocked room, took Z.D.’sĀ cell phone and wallet while Z.D. was in the shower, and went back to his own room. Mr. … Continued