Whittier is bound on the north by Franklin Avenue East and Franklin Ave West, on the east by I-35W, on the south by Lake Street West and on the west by Lyndale Avenue South

Whittier is one of the city's oldest neighborhoods, having been originally settled in the 19th century, and is named for the poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Blaisdell and Third avenues have some of the oldest houses in Minneapolis, and some beautifully restored houses line Stevens Avenue.

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Crime Reports
2800 block of Grand Avenue South
Jan 16, 2013 , 5:20 p.m.
A 28-year-old woman was approached from behind by a suspect who took her purse and lunch bag. She fought with him, and when the suspect started running away, three witnesses chased him. The suspect dropped the purse and the woman recovered it.
2500 block of Lyndale Avenue South
Jan 18, 2013 , Noon
A woman was opening her vehicle door when a dark blue van struck the door and took off without stopping.
2001 Nicollet Ave. S.
Jan 19, 2013 , 1:10 p.m.
A 22-year-old woman was shopping at CVS pharmacy when a suspect took her purse from her cart and left the store. The incident was caught on store surveillance.
Franklin and Blaisdell
Sep 02, 2012 ,
Two suspects assaulted a 61-year-old cab driver and took off without paying their fare. The driver did not require medical attention.
2500 block of Stevens Avenue South
Aug 29, 2012 ,
A 22-year-old man said he lost his keys near the intersection of 25th and Stevens. Because he couldn’t find his keys, he got a ride home from a friend, leaving his car parked in the area. When he returned the next day, his vehicle was gone. The man said his car had “nice” rims.
2700 block of Blaisdell Avenue South
Aug 28, 2012 ,
A 41-year-old man left his vehicle parked behind his building. At 3 a.m. he noticed it was missing. There was no broken glass at the scene. The man said he was in possession of the vehicle’s keys.
2400 block of Nicollet Ave. S.
Dec 20, 2012 , 1 a.m.
A 33-year-old woman was assaulted by an unknown man. He took $75 from the woman’s pocket and fled the scene.
2500 block of 1st Ave. S
Sep 26, 2012 ,
A 25-year-old man was approached by a man who pointed a gun in his face and demanded his cell phone. The man told police he pushed the suspect away, and the suspect then fled from the scene.
2001 Nicollet Ave. S.
Oct 01, 2012 ,
A male went into CVS, stuffed his laptop bag full of candy and exited the store. Employees chased the man, who got into his vehicle and sped off.
2700 block of Blaisdell Ave. S.
Oct 01, 2012 ,
A 28-year-old woman was walking near her residence when a suspect displayed a handgun in his waistband and demanded her purse. The suspect took her purse and fled on a children’s bicycle. The suspect took cash and ditched the purse.
1400 block of Mount Curve Ave.
Oct 09, 2012 ,
A 48-year-old man witnessed a man take two metal porch chairs from his back yard and load them into a white conversion van before driving away.
2800 block of Pleasant Ave. S.
Oct 10, 2012 ,
A Burnsville man parked his Honda Accord at noon. He returned few hours later to see discover it was gone. There was no broken glass found where the vehicle was parked. The owner said that no one else has the keys, and the doors were locked.
2400 block of 1st Ave. S.
Oct 12, 2012 ,
A 26-year-old man parked his motorcycle across the street from a friend’s house. His friend woke up to see the motorcycle gone.
2700 block of 3rd Ave. S.
Oct 10, 2012 ,
A 59-year-old woman said a man broke down the door of her apartment while she was sleeping. He punched her in the face and chest before attempting to stab her with a pair of shears. The woman struggled with the man until he eventually left. The woman refused medical attention.
2400 block of Nicollet Ave. S.
Oct 09, 2012 ,
A man told police 30 men assaulted him and took his wallet. The man suffered minor injuries and received medical attention at a nearby hospital.
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