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.
Sept. 20, 5 a.m.–11:50 p.m.,
3200 block of Bryant Ave.
A 25-year-old man left his apartment in a hurry and forgot to lock the back door. When he returned home, he discovered an unknown suspect had entered his residence and stolen CDs and DVDs. Officers responding to the burglary were unable to locate any evidence left at the scene.
Between Sept. 18, 8 p.m., and Sept. 19, 11 a.m., W. 29th St. and Dean Parkway
A 30-year-old man parked his vehicle legally on the street overnight. The next morning, the man discovered an unknown suspect had allegedly stolen his vehicle sometime during the night.
Between Sept. 18, 3:30 p.m., and Sept. 19, 12:29 a.m., 3100 block of Chowen Ave.
A 46-year-old man returned home from work to discover an unknown suspect had burglarized his residence. The victim claims that no one beside himself has keys and that he remembers locking the door as he left and also having to unlock the door when he returned. Officers searched the residence but were unable to locate any evidence at the scene.
+Sept. 18, 4–5:30 p.m., 4500 block of Blaisdell Ave.
Two unidentified suspects robbed and assaulted two women, a 48-year-old and a 42-year-old. The 42-year-old victim was robbed. The 48-year-old woman was threatened with a tire jack. The 42-year-old was treated for the injuries she sustained during the assault.
Sept. 24, 12:15–9 a.m., 3500 block of 1st Ave.
A 32-year-old woman parked her vehicle legally on the street overnight. In the morning she discovered an unknown suspect had allegedly stolen the vehicle. The victim still has the keys and there was no glass found at the scene.
Lowry Hill East
+Sept. 23, 2:35 a.m., W. 26th St. and Bryant Ave.
Three unknown suspects robbed two women, a 25-year-old and a 24-year-old. Both victims sustained minor injuries on their faces but they refused medical attention. The suspects left the scene in a dark colored Cadillac.
Sept. 21, 8:40 p.m., 3300 block of Grand Ave.
Police executed a narcotics search warrant at an apartment. Officers arrested two suspects, a 26-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman at the residence. The police allegedly found 64.4 grams of marijuana inside. Both suspects were transported to Hennepin County Jail.
+Sept. 23, 4:50 a.m., W. 34th St. and Nicollet Ave.
Police responded to an assault victim being admitted to Hennepin County Medical Center. The victim, a 38-year-old man, told police that three suspects pulled him from his vehicle and pistol-whipped him, causing him severe injuries. The victim says he does not know the suspects.
+Sept. 24, 3:30–4:15 p.m., E. 19th St. and Nicollet Ave.
An unknown suspect robbed and assaulted a 20-year-old man. The suspect allegedly demanded money and then shot the victim in the arm. The victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.
Sept. 18, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., 3500 block of W. 32nd St.
An unknown suspect burglarized the apartment of a 47-year-old woman. While the victim was at work, the unknown suspect used an unknown tool to pry off the molding of the front door of her residence. Once inside, the suspect rummaged through the victim’s desk and stole various items. The victim claims this is the second time in a month that her apartment has been broken into and believes the suspect may be someone living in the apartment building.
+Sept. 21, 11:25 p.m., address not available
Two unknown suspects robbed and assaulted two men, a 29-year-old and a 28-year-old. One of the victims sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen by a silver handgun. The first suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, 5 feet 10, medium build wearing all black clothing. The second suspect is described as a black male in his early 20s, 5 feet 8, medium build also wearing all black clothing. The victim who sustained the gunshot wound was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment.
+Sept. 23, 1 a.m., 10 W. Lake St.
Police responded to a stabbing victim admitted at Hennepin County Medical Center. Once the officers arrived at HCMC, they learned the victim had been robbed and assaulted by an unknown suspect. The suspect allegedly slashed the victim with a knife and then stole his wallet. The victim needed to be given stitches for the wound he sustained.
+Sept. 21, 4:05 a.m., 2600 block of Stevens Ave.
An unknown suspect robbed a 20-year-old man at gunpoint. The victim described the suspect as being a black male in his early 20s, 5 feet 10, husky build with no facial hair. He was wearing a black baseball cap and black hooded sweatshirt. The victim did not sustain any injuries from the robbery.
Between Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m., and Sept. 23, noon, 5700 block of Pleasant Ave.
An unknown suspect burglarized the residence of a 51-year-old woman. The suspect allegedly entered through an unlocked rear door and removed the victim’s laptop.
Sept. 24, 2:30–7 a.m., 6100 block of Lyndale Ave.
A 28-year-old man parked his vehicle on the street. Early in the morning, the victim discovered an unknown suspect had allegedly stolen the vehicle. The victim still has the keys to the vehicle.
— Compiled by Christopher Greising