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.
+Aug. 10, 11:58 p.m.,
1915 Clinton Ave. S.
A 28-year-old man was put in a choke hold, punched and then robbed. The victim declined medical attention.
Aug. 9, 10–11 p.m.,
1901 Stevens Ave. S.
A 32-year-old man told police he left his condo door unlocked while he went upstairs to the patio of his building. When he returned, his wallet, keys and laptop computer located just inside the door were missing.
+ Aug. 7, 9:30 p.m.,
Blaisdell Avenue & West 38th Street
Police said a 19-year-old man was robbed by five suspects.
+Aug. 10, 2:10 a.m., 100 W. Lake St.
A 25-year-old woman told police that a man kicked her leg from behind and caused her to fall down, and then stole the food she had just bought. She was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.
+Aug. 6, 9:31 p.m.,
2400 Nicollet Ave. S.
Officers were dispatched to McDonald’s for a report of robbery at gunpoint. Officers located the 37-year-old suspect and he was identified by one of the victims of the robbery.
+Aug. 7, 3 p.m.–Aug. 8, 8 p.m.; 2421 Lyndale Ave. S.
Unknown suspects entered a vacant home through a basement window and removed pieces of a mantle and a decorative glass window. The space was the site of a prior burglary in which suspects removed part of the fireplace mantle. The man who reported the incident said the suspects may have targeted the address because it was advertised for rent with a photo of the fireplace mantle on Craigslist.
Aug. 8, 6 p.m.–Aug. 9, 5:47 a.m.; 308 W. 22nd St.
A 55-year-old man told police his vehicle was missing from the
+Aug. 8, 8:30–9:30 a.m.,
2435 Pillsbury Ave. S.
A woman asked a 51-year-old man at the garden in front of his home if she could use his cell phone, and she walked away with it.
+Aug. 9, 11 p.m.,
3114 Pillsbury Ave. S.
A 33-year-old man told police that two men robbed him at gunpoint and struck him on the side of the head. He said the suspects left on bikes headed southbound in the alley.
+Aug. 11, 11p.m., 115 W. 31st St.
Officers conducted a narcotics investigation at the above address. The police recovered narcotics and arrested a 62-year-old man.
Aug. 7, 1–7 a.m., 3308 1st Ave. S.
Suspects entered an unlocked porch, took keys to a vehicle and stole the vehicle.
Aug. 7, 8:16 p.m., Harriet Avenue South & West Lake Street
A 911 caller reported that a man in an old Dodge pickup was loading manhole rings into a vehicle at the above location, which is part of a construction zone.
Lowry Hill East
Aug. 8, 3:15 p.m.– Aug. 11, 7 a.m.; 2900 Aldrich Ave. S.
Company equipment was stolen from an unsecured condo construction site over the weekend. There was no security on duty for part of the weekend, and there was no sign of force at the site.
Aug. 6, 1:30 a.m., 140 W. 61st St. An officer chased a man on foot who dropped part of a gun, jumped through the window of an unoccupied business and left out another window. Police identified the man prior to his fleeing.
Aug. 5, 8–9:54 a.m.,
3213 E. Lake Calhoun Pkwy.
Dispatched officers found property stashed in a flowerbed that might have been taken in a burglary. A 76-year-old woman told police that suspects returned to the scene and were preparing to take the property, but she scared them away and recorded their license plate number before officers arrived. Police returned the stolen property to the above address, and the victim told police his garage door has been kicked in and two electric guitars were still missing.
Aug. 10, 11:35 p.m.,
3046 Bryant Ave. S.
Police received a report of a burglary in process, and they arrived to confront a 52-year-old man who fled on foot. The man was apprehended several houses away, and he was booked in Hennepin County Jail.
Aug. 10, 11 p.m.,
2865 Kenwood Isles Dr.
An unknown suspect took a bike from an open garage. The suspect also attempted to enter the house, but an alarm sounded.
Aug. 6, 5:40 p.m., West 41st Street & Bryant Avenue South
A 41-year-old man waiting for the bus left his duffle bag on the ground while he walked to his child who was playing nearby. A suspect riding a bicycle on the sidewalk picked up the duffle bag and continued riding down Bryant.
Aug. 6, 1:41–2:15 p.m.
A 19-year-old man was selling subscriptions door-to-door and claiming that he was raising money for the University of Minnesota baseball team. Upon checking, it was discovered that the team does not raise money by selling subscriptions, and the man is not a student at the school. He was arrested Aug. 6.
5th precinct crime-prevention contacts
Sector 1 (Cedar Isles Dean, Kenwood, Lowry Hill East, Lowry Hill, East Isles, Whittier, Steven’s Square and Loring Park):
Lt. Amelia Huffman: 612-673-2334
Crime Prevention Specialist Chelsea Adams: 612-673-2815
Sector 2 (West Calhoun, Linden Hills, East Calhoun, CARAG, East Harriet, Lyndale and Kingfield):
Lt. Marie Przynski:
Crime Prevention Specialist Tom Thompson:
Sector 3 (Fulton, Lynnhurst,
Tangletown, Armatage, Kenny
Lt. Chris Hildreth:
Crime Prevention Specialist Sarah Mahmud: 612-673-2819