Editor’s note: Alleged crimes against persons (assault, rape, murder, etc.) will feature the + symbol. Note, this compilation of crime reports provides highlights of area criminal activity. It’s not intended to be a comprehensive overview of Southwest crime.
July 31, 4–6 p.m., 20 block of Park Lane
A 24-year-old woman was taking care of a vehicle belonging to a 52-year-old woman while the latter was out of town. The car-sitter held a house party while car-sitting and during that time an unknown party guest is suspected to have stolen the car. The 24-year-old woman believed that someone was playing a trick on her and waited several days before reporting the theft.
Aug. 1, 1:05 p.m., 2000 block of Thomas Ave.
A 31-year-old man left his vehicle parked while unloading tools into a residence. When he returned, he discovered the vehicle missing. The victim admits that he left his keys sitting on the front seat of the vehicle while unloading the tools. The vehicle is described as a white dodge truck with a green topper. There are no suspects.
Aug. 2, 9 a.m.–7 p.m., 300 block of W. 49th St.
A 45-year-old man returned home to discover that an unknown suspect had kicked in his front door. After going inside, the suspect allegedly removed two Apple laptops, two entertainment systems, a digital camera and other high-end electronic equipment. The victim went to neighbors’ homes to see if they had witnessed anything, but all had either been out of town or at work during the robbery.
Aug. 4, 1–10 a.m., address not available
A 45-year-old man parked his vehicle on the street and, when he returned in the morning, discovered it missing. Another vehicle, which had been stolen from an unidentified location the previous night, had been left nearby.
+ Aug. 5, 12:01 a.m., E. 37th St. and Nicollet Ave.
Unknown number suspects robbed a 20-year-old woman at gunpoint. The suspect(s) fled the scene.
Between Aug. 3, 11 p.m., and Aug. 4, 3 a.m., 3700 block of Abbott Ave.
A 21-year-old man parked his vehicle on the street and discovered it missing early the next morning. The victim still has possession of the keys and there are no suspects.
Between Aug. 4, 10:45 p.m., and Aug. 5, 915 a.m., 1700 block of Humboldt Ave.
An unknown suspect burglarized the residence of a 68-year-old woman. The suspect allegedly cut a screen window in order to gain access while the victim slept. Once inside, the suspect removed the victim’s purse from the kitchen floor and exited out the same window. The purse contained credit cards, ID, Social Security card and various other items.
July 31, 5:14–5:32 a.m., W. 34th St. and Blaisdell Ave.
Police officers arrested two men on suspicion of burglary and robbery charges. The suspects, a 40-year-old man and a 34-year-old man, were booked at Hennepin County Jail.
Aug. 4, 1:35 a.m., 3400 block of Garfield Ave.
A 32-year-old man parked his vehicle in front of his residence during the night. At the above time, the victim heard a car door slam and then a car speed off. The victim looked outside to discover that his vehicle was missing. There are no suspects.
Aug. 4, 4:52 a.m., W. 31st St. and Grand Ave.
Police officers arrested a 24-year-old man for suspected narcotics activity. Officers located a bag of suspected crack cocaine in the suspect’s possession, which was confiscated along with $131 in cash. The suspect was transported to Hennepin County Jail.
Between Aug. 5, 6 p.m., and Aug. 6, 7:45 a.m., 5000 Belmont Ave.
A 20-year-old woman parked her vehicle on the street in front of her residence overnight. When she woke up the next morning, she found that the car was missing. The victim told police that she still has possession of all of the keys to the vehicle and it had been locked at the time. There are no suspects.
July 31, 8:30 a.m., 15 W. 22nd St.
A 40-year-old man informed police that a prostitute he had picked up and allowed into his apartment had allegedly stolen his ID card. The victim had been sleeping during the theft and the ID card had been in his pants pocket, which he was not wearing at the time. Victim told police that he could not identify the suspect and has no information about her.
+ Aug. 1, 1:25 a.m., W. 28th St. and Pillsbury Ave.
Three unidentified male suspects allegedly robbed and assaulted a 51-year-old man. The suspects stole an unknown amount of money and items from the victim. The victim is described as being extremely intoxicated at the time of the robbery and was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center via ambulance for treatment.
Aug. 1, 8:15–9:30 p.m., 26 W. 22nd St.
A 34-year-old woman had her vehicle parked in front of her apartment complex when an unknown suspect stole it. The victim talked with her neighbors to see if they had witnessed any suspicious activity; they had not. The victim still has possession of the keys.
+ Aug. 2, 11:15 p.m., 2200 block of Pleasant Ave.
Two suspects allegedly robbed two victims, a 23-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man, at gunpoint. The loss from the robbery included wallets, cash and credit cards. The victims described the first suspect as being a black male, approximately 5 feet 10, light build with short hair and a blue bandana over his face. This suspect had possession of a small black revolver. The second suspect is described as approximately 6 feet 3, medium build with short black hair and a blue bandana covering his face as well. Both suspect fled the scene on foot.
Between Aug. 4, noon, and Aug. 5, 9 a.m., 2700 block of Blaisdell Ave.
A 62-year-old man invited a woman, whom he admitted had been a prostitute, into his residence. The next day when he woke, he discovered that the suspect had allegedly stolen his wallet sometime during the night.
Aug. 5, 5:20 a.m.–2:30 p.m., W. Franklin Ave. and Pillsbury Ave.
A 38-year-old man parked his vehicle on the street and, when he returned, discovered it missing. The victim observed shattered glass on the ground in the vicinity of where the vehicle had been parked. He told police that the vehicle had been locked and he had the key in his possession. There are no suspects.
Aug. 6, 2:50–3:05 p.m., W. Lake St. and Pillsbury Ave.
Police officers arrested two suspects, a 22-year-old man and a juvenile male, for suspected narcotics activity. The 22-year-old suspect had a small amount of marijuana in his possession at the time of the arrest. Both suspects received citations and were released at the scene.