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.
Feb. 26, 5:49 p.m., W. Lake St. and Girard Ave.
Police officers stopped a vehicle for having illegally tinted windows. The officers found that the passengers, two 26-year-old men, had warrants out for their arrest. The passenger allegedly had an unidentified narcotic in his possession. Hennepin County Jail refused to book the suspect due to an unknown medical reason and he needed to be transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. After being seen by medical personnel, the suspect was returned to HCJ and booked on narcotics charges.
March 8, 9:50–10:21 p.m., W. 42nd St. and
Police officers conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle being driven with no rear license plate light. Upon approaching the vehicle, the officers found four juvenile males inside and could smell a strong odor of marijuana. When the officers asked who had marijuana, one of the suspects in the rear passenger seat began moving nervously and appeared to be trying to hide something. The suspect was found to be in possession of a small amount of alleged marijuana in his front pocket. The parents of the suspect were called, and he was released with a citation. The other passengers were reprimanded and released at the scene.
+ March 3, 8:30 p.m., 2800 block of Holmes Ave.
Two unknown suspects robbed and assaulted a 30-year-old man. The victim had been walking to his vehicle when the suspects approached and began punching and kicking him. One of the suspects choked the victim until he almost lost consciousness. The suspects stole the victim’s cell phone and attempted to steal the victim’s wallet before fleeing the scene on foot. The victim refused any medical attention.
March 5, 11:56 p.m., W. 56th St. and Lyndale Ave.
Officers conducted a routine traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old man. The officers allegedly found the suspect to be in possession of an unidentified amount of crack cocaine. The passenger, a 58-year-old man, was found to be in violation of his conditional release from jail. Both suspects were arrested and transported to Hennepin County Jail.
+ Feb. 23, 7:05 a.m., 3800 block of Nicollet Ave.
Two unknown suspects robbed and assaulted a juvenile male while he delivered newspapers. The suspects approached, demanded money, then both pulled out knives and threatened the victim. One of the suspects then stabbed the victim in the left elbow before running from the scene. Police officers searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects. The victim needed to be transported to the hospital for treatment.
Feb. 26, 8 a.m.–10:20 p.m., 100 block of W. 39th St.
An unknown suspect burglarized the residence of a 32-year-old man. The front door of the home had been kicked in and a laptop removed, but nothing else appeared to be missing.
March 3, 1:30–2:20 p.m., 3800 block of Blaisdell Ave.
Police were called about a man slumped over in his vehicle. Officers responding to the call found a 59-year-old man inside the vehicle along with a hypodermic needle and an unidentified narcotic. The suspect was arrested and transported to Hennepin County Jail.
March 4, 11:39 a.m., E. 22nd St. and Clinton Ave.
Police officers observed a 46-year-old man they knew had a felony warrant out for his arrest walking down the street. Upon searching the suspect, a broken glass crack pipe and a small amount of suspected marijuana were found to be in his possession. The suspect was arrested and transported to Hennepin County Jail.
March 5, 9:49–10:05 p.m., 3800 block of 1st Ave.
A 21-year-old man was arrested for alleged narcotics violations. The suspect had been found to have four baggies of suspected marijuana and seven bindles of suspected crack cocaine in his possession at the time of the arrest.
March 7, 11:50 p.m., W. 45th St. and Blaisdell Ave.
Police officers initiated a traffic stop after observing a moving violation. The officers recovered an unidentified amount of crack cocaine from inside the vehicle. All four of the passengers, a 47-year-old man, a 37-year-old woman, a 26-year-old man and a 23-year-old man, were arrested for the alleged narcotics violation and transported to Hennepin County Jail.
March 9, 11:13–11:50 p.m., W. 44th St. and
Police officers in the area, responding to a burglary, observed a vehicle without a working rear license plate light that matched the description of the vehicle used in the burglary. The officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and found the passenger, a 46-year-old woman, to have a gross misdemeanor warrant out for her arrest for an unidentified reason. The driver was also found to allegedly be in possession of crack cocaine.
Between Feb. 28, 7 p.m., and Feb. 29, 12:01 a.m., 1900 block of Fremont Ave.
An unknown suspect burglarized the residence of a 32-year-old woman and a 27-year-old woman. The suspect entered through a rear window in the kitchen and removed approximately $150 in cash before exiting out the front door.
Lowry Hill East
Feb. 19, midnight–12:30 p.m., 2400 block of Colfax Ave.
Two unknown suspects burglarized four apartments within an apartment complex. All the doors to the apartments had been pried open and items removed from inside. Police processed the scene for fingerprints. An employee of the complex said he chased away two black males who may have been involved in the burglaries. The victims included a 29-year-old woman and a 20-year-old woman who rented apartments in the building.
+ Feb. 23, 10:40 p.m., W. 28th St. and Emerson Ave.
Police officers arrested two juvenile males for allegedly assaulting and attempting to rob a 21-year-old man. Both suspects were booked at the Juvenile Detention Center. The victim did not need any medical assistance.
March 4, 5:45–11:45 p.m., 2700 block of Fremont Ave.
An unknown suspect burglarized the apartment of a 21-year-old man. The suspect removed the victim’s front door and took a number of items from inside. The victim had been in jail at the time of burglary.
+ March 8, 10 p.m., W. 25th St. and Dupont Ave.
An unknown suspect robbed a 24-year-old woman. The suspect had a screwdriver in his hand when he approached the victim and then grabbed her purse. The suspect dropped the screwdriver at the scene and fled on foot.
Feb. 26, 8:30–10:10 a.m., 100 block of W. Lake St.
A 57-year-old man parked his car in a public parking lot while going to a doctor’s appointment. When he returned, the victim found that an unknown suspect had stolen the vehicle. The victim still has the keys but said there was a spare key in the glove box.
+ March 3, 5:48–6:36 p.m., address not available.
Police officers responded to a report of a person with a gun. Upon arrival, a 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly assaulting a 34-year-old man and was transported to Hennepin County Jail. Several people witnessed the assault.
+ March 3, 7:25 p.m., W. Lake St. and Blaisdell Ave.
An unknown suspect stabbed a 31-year-old man in the arm with an unidentified object.
March 8, 5–7:55 p.m., 4900 block of Girard Ave.
Unknown suspects burglarized the residence of a 46-year-old woman. The back door of the house had been pried open in order to gain access, and unidentified items were removed.
+ March 4, 6:30 p.m., 1800 block of Stevens Ave.
Police were dispatched to a fight in progress between a 55-year-old man and a 48-year-old man. The 55-year-old man was arrested and charged with alleged third-degree aggravated assault at Hennepin County Jail. The 48-year-old man needed to be transported to Hennepin County Medical Center to receive treatment for unspecified injuries sustained during the altercation.
Feb. 27, 7:32 p.m., 4600 block of Nicollet Ave.
A 23-year-old man parked his vehicle in a strip mall parking lot and left the vehicle running with the keys in the ignition. When he returned, the vehicle was missing. A few textbooks and the victim’s laptop were inside the vehicle at the time of the theft.
+ March 7, 1:50 p.m., W. 52nd St. and Nicollet Ave.
An unknown suspect assaulted a juvenile male. The victim had been stabbed in both hands with an unidentified object and needed to seek medical treatment.
+ Feb. 22, 9:35 p.m., 2700 block of Blaisdell Ave.
Two unknown suspects robbed and assaulted a 50-year-old man. The suspects beat the victim with an unknown blunt object, possibly a piece of pipe, as he walked down an alley. As the victim lay on the ground, the suspects removed his wallet before fleeing the scene on foot. The victim needed to be treated at the scene by EMS for a broken wrist and several lacerations to the top of his head before being transported to the hospital.
+ Feb. 24, 2:30 a.m., E. Lake St. and Stevens Ave.
An unknown suspect robbed and assaulted a 25-year-old man. The suspect punched the victim in the face before stealing his wallet. The victim refused any medical attention.
+ Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m., E. 22nd St. and 3rd Ave.
Two unknown suspects robbed and assaulted a juvenile male. The suspects hit the victim with a baseball bat before removing unidentified items from the victim. The victim had minor injuries but refused any medical attention offered by officers.
Between Feb. 27, 5 p.m., and Feb. 29, 10:52 a.m., 2600 block of Stevens Ave.
An unknown suspect burglarized a vacant home owned by a 56-year-old man. The suspect broke out the glass window of the front door to gain access and, once inside, removed approximately 40 feet of copper piping from the basement.
March 3, 9:30–11 a.m., 2100 block of Grand Ave.
An unknown suspect burglarized the residence of a 29-year-old man and a 19-year-old man. The front door to the upstairs apartment had been kicked in, and both victims’ laptops had been stolen from their rooms. An X-Box video game console had been moved during the robbery, and police fingerprinted it. Residents living downstairs said they didn’t hear or see anything during the time of the robbery.
March 4, 5:50 p.m., W. Lake St. and Blaisdell Ave.
A woman and a man were observed engaged in an altercation on the street. Police arrested both suspects and transported to them Hennepin County Jail. The male suspect was charged with alleged disorderly conduct and the female suspect charged with alleged disorderly conduct and for loitering in possession of an unidentified narcotic and an open bottle of alcohol.
March 5, 2:24 a.m., 2700 block of Garfield Ave.
Police officers observed a 33-year-old man allegedly attempting to break into the home of a 56-year-old man and a 54-year-old woman. The suspect was arrested and transported to Hennepin County Jail.
+ Feb. 26, 8:40 p.m., 5900 block of Nicollet Ave.
An unknown number of suspects robbed and assaulted a 39-year-old man. The victim had just cashed a check at a local bank and was on his way back to this vehicle when the suspects approached, assaulted the victim and removed the cash from his pants pocket before fleeing the scene on foot. The victim refused any medical attention.