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.
Between Aug. 24, 11 p.m., and Aug. 25, 8 a.m., 6000 block of Sheridan Ave.
A 58-year-old woman parked her vehicle in the driveway of her residence overnight. The next morning she discovered that an unknown suspect(s) had stolen the vehicle. The victim also found her garage door open but is unaware if any items are missing.
Between Aug. 26, 10 p.m., and Aug. 27, 4:30 a.m., 3200 block of Girard Ave.
A 25-year-old man parked his 1988 Cadillac on the street overnight. The next morning, the victim discovered that an unknown suspect had stolen the vehicle. The victim still has the keys for the vehicle.
Aug. 31, 9:05 p.m., 3000 block of Lyndale Ave.
A 62-year-old woman had been sitting at a table outside a local business when an unknown suspect grabbed the victim’s purse from off the table and fled down the street.
Between Aug. 31, 9:30 p.m., and Sept. 1, 3:30 a.m., 3100 block of Girard Ave.
A 33-year-old woman left her apartment for the evening and when she returned home she went to sleep. The next morning, she discovered a few random items missing from her bedroom and living room. Police were unable to detect any signs of forced entry, and the victim has both sets of keys. There are no suspects.
Between Aug. 25, 10 p.m., and Aug. 26, 5 a.m., 2500 block of E. Lake Isles Parkway
A 68-year-old woman had parked her vehicle in the driveway of a residence she had been visiting. The next morning, the victim discovered that sometime during the night someone had stolen her car.
Between Aug. 29, 10 p.m., and Aug. 30, 8 a.m., 6000 block of James Ave.
An unknown suspect burglarized the residence of a 44-year-old woman. The victim had been sleeping when the suspect cut open a rear kitchen window screen and stole credit cards from her purse. The victim was informed that the suspect had already used the credit cards at two local businesses.
Between Aug. 25, 8 p.m., and Aug. 26, 1:05 a.m., 1700 block of Emerson Ave.
An unknown suspect burglarized the residence of a 55-year-old woman. The suspect is believed to have gained access to the residence through an unlocked rear sliding glass door and removed a statue from off a cabinet in the living room.
Aug. 29, noon-11:30 p.m., 1900 block of Hennepin Ave.
An unknown suspect burglarized the apartment of a 27-year-old woman. The victim had been out of the house when the suspect allegedly entered the residence and removed a computer from her bedroom. Police could not find any signs of forced entry and were unable to recover any physical evidence.
Lowry Hill East
Aug. 26, 11:34 p.m., 800 block of W. Lake St.
Police arrested a 20-year-old man for alleged narcotics violations. Two small baggies of suspected crack cocaine were recovered from the suspect. Officers transported the suspect to Hennepin County Jail.
+Aug. 29, 5:30 p.m., 800 block of W. Lake St.
Officers arrived at Hennepin County Medical Center to take a report on a 26-year-old man being assaulted. Once the officers arrived, they learned two unidentified suspects had also robbed the victim. The victim had received multiple injuries from the aggravated assault and robbery.
+Aug. 31, 7:55 a.m., 2400 block of Hennepin Ave.
An unknown suspect robbed a 26-year-old woman. The suspect had approached the victim, punched her in the shoulder, grabbed her purse and run away from the scene. The victim later recovered the purse but with unidentified items missing.
+Aug. 25, 9:15 p.m., 3400 block of 1st Ave.
A 21-year-old man had just parked his vehicle and was exiting when two unknown suspects approached. The first suspect punched the victim several times in the face and the second suspect struck the victim in the back of his head with a handgun, causing the victim to fall to the ground. The first suspect rummaged around in the victim’s pockets and removed his wallet, IDs and cash. Both suspects then grabbed the victim’s keys from off the ground and stole the vehicle. The victim needed to be treated by medics for bruising and lacerations but was released at the scene.
Aug. 27, 11-–11:30 p.m., 3400 block of Nicollet Ave.
Officers observed two suspects, an 18-year-old man and a juvenile male, loitering in front of a sign that said, “no loitering” at a local business. Officers stopped the two suspects and found several bags of suspected crack cocaine and two baggies of suspected marijuana in possession of the juvenile suspect. Officers transported him to the Juvenile Detention Center. The second suspect allegedly had a small amount of marijuana on his possession, received a citation and was released at the scene.
Aug. 28, 4:44 a.m., W. 31st St. and Pillsbury Ave.
Police arrested a 50-year-old man for alleged narcotics violations. The suspect allegedly had in his possession 11 small bags of suspected crack cocaine, a crack pipe and a cooking spoon. The suspect was booked at Hennepin County Jail.
Aug. 29, 8 a.m.–2:30 p.m., 3500 block of Nicollet Ave.
An unknown suspect burglarized the apartment of a 29-year-old man. The suspect had pried open the victim’s door with an unknown instrument before removing various items from inside. Another similar burglary took place in the adjacent apartment of a 26-year-old man during the same time frame.
Sept. 1, 2–8:45 p.m., 2600 block of Stevens Ave.
An unknown suspect burglarized the apartment of an 18-year-old woman and took some cash from the scene. The door the suspect had used to gain entry had been unlocked, and police could not find any physical evidence at the scene.
+Aug. 25, 5–5:57 a.m., 1700 block of 3rd Ave.
An unidentified suspect allegedly stabbed a 36-year-old man in the chest. The victim would not cooperate with police and refused to tell where, when, why or how he had been stabbed. The victim needed to be transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.
Sept. 3, 7:15–8:10 p.m., 4200 block of Sheridan Ave.
A 41-year-old man parked his vehicle in the rear parking lot of his apartment. During the above time frame, an unknown suspect allegedly stole the vehicle. The victim told police that the parking lot is not well lit, and he has had his vehicle stolen from there in the past. He still has the keys, and no broken glass was found in the area where the vehicle had been parked.
+Aug. 21, 4:10 p.m., W. 22nd St. and Nicollet Ave.
An unidentified suspect robbed an intoxicated 37-year-old woman. The suspect had allegedly asked the victim for money and when she refused, the suspect punched her in the mouth twice and then reached into victim’s pocket and removed some change. The victim had sustained a minor injury to her lower lip but refused any medical help. Officers located a possible suspect nearby but the victim had already left the area.
Sept. 2, 10 p.m.–midnight, 2700 block of 2nd Ave.
A 43-year-old man had parked his vehicle in the back alley of his apartment when an unknown suspect allegedly stole it. The victim has the only set of keys for the vehicle.
— Compiled by Christopher Greising