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.
+ March 26, 10:05 p.m., 3900 block of 1st Ave.
Five or six male suspects robbed a man. The suspects stole various items from the victim before fleeing the scene on foot. A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection to the robbery and booked at Hennepin County Jail.
+ April 2, 10:50–11:59 p.m., W. 38th St. and Xerxes Ave.
Officers arrested two juvenile males in connection to the robbery of a 27-year-old man. Both suspects were booked on felony robbery charges at the Juvenile Detention Center.
Lowry Hill East
April 4, 7:52 p.m., W. 24th St. and Aldrich Ave.
Police received information from nearby residents that a suspicious vehicle had been spotted that they believed was being used to sell drugs. Officers stopped the driver of the vehicle — a 30-year-old man. Upon searching the vehicle, officers recovered what appeared to be cocaine. The suspect was arrested and transported to Hennepin County Jail and booked on felony narcotics violation charges.
April 2, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m., 3300 block of Nicollet Ave.
A suspect burglarized the residence of a 40-year-old man. The victim told police he had been away and when he returned found his apartment had been burglarized. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate any suspects.
+ April 4, 3:20 p.m., 3400 block of Grand Ave.
An unidentified number of suspects robbed and assaulted a 48-year-old woman. The victim, after the assault, was left in an alley. Witnesses told police that when the suspects drove from the scene, they ran over her with their vehicle. At the time of the report, the victim was in stable condition at Hennepin County Medical Center.
+ April 6, 5:25–6 a.m., W. Lake St. and Pillsbury Ave.
Two suspects robbed a 23-year-old man at gunpoint and knifepoint. The victim flagged police down after the robbery took place. Loss from the robbery included a wallet, $300 in cash and a plastic bag with food items. Both suspects fled the scene on foot.
March 27, 8:45–9:25 a.m., 3300 block of Colfax Ave.
A 52-year-old man met an unidentified male suspect on Craigslist about one month earlier. The suspect visited the man and while the victim was in the shower, the suspect allegedly took the victim’s laptop computer and left.
Between March 29, noon, and March 30, 2:07 a.m., 100 block of Groveland Ave.
An unknown suspect burglarized the residence of a 45-year-old man. The suspect cut open a window screen, reached in and removed the victim’s wallet. A spare key to the victim’s vehicle was inside the wallet. The suspect then stole the man’s vehicle.
+ April 2, 12:05 p.m., 1800 block of Nicollet Ave.
Officers arrested a 22-year-old woman in connection to the assault and robbery of a 41-year-old man. The victim was working at a local food market when the alleged assault and robbery took place. The suspect was transported to Hennepin County Jail and booked on a charge of felony assault with a dangerous weapon.
March 31, 1:35 a.m., W. 46th St. and Stevens Ave.
Police arrested a 23-year-old man in connection to the robbery of a 25-year-old man. The suspect allegedly robbed the suspect of unidentified loss. The victim refused medical treatment.
March 28, 11:17 p.m., 2300 block of Pillsbury Ave.
An officer on patrol observed a vehicle fail to signal while making a turn. The driver of the vehicle, a 22-year-old man, was found to not have a driver’s license. Upon searching the vehicle, the officer located an unknown type of narcotic inside the vehicle. The suspect was arrested and transported to Hennepin Country Jail and booked on narcotics violation charges.
+ March 28, 1:50 a.m., W. 28th St. and Harriet Ave.
Two suspects robbed a 21-year-old man. One of the suspects implied that he had a gun, but one was not made visible. The loss from the robbery included a black wallet that contained a Minnesota ID and a check card. Both suspects fled the scene on foot.
+ March 28, 3–3:15 a.m., 2200 block of Nicollet Ave.
Three male suspects robbed a 36-year-old man, a 32-year-old man and a 29-year-old man at gunpoint. The loss from the robbery was three wallets from the victims. All three suspects fled the scene on foot.
March 29, 7:19 p.m., 2000 block of Nicollet Ave.
An officer pulled over a vehicle driven by a 27-year-old man connected to an ongoing narcotics investigation. The officer searched the vehicle and found drugs inside. The suspect was arrested on narcotics violations and transported to Hennepin County Jail.