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.
+ Oct. 3, 7:32–7:40 p.m.,
6000 block of Penn Ave. S.
A gas station attendant said the suspect entered the store and asked if they had a certain auto part for his car. The attendant went to check and heard the cash register open. He returned and saw the suspect taking money. The suspect said he had a gun and ran out of the store with an unknown amount of money. The attendant was not harmed.
+ Oct. 2, 10:30–10:35 p.m.,
3500 block of Emerson Ave. S.
Two suspects robbed a 58-year-old man at gunpoint. He passed them on the street just before they robbed him. The man lost a wallet with cash and cards inside. He suffered no injuries and the suspects fled in an unknown direction.
Sept. 30, 10:07–10:12 a.m.,
3200 block of E. Calhoun Pkwy
Police arrested a 24-year-old man for indecent exposure. Witnesses said the man emerged naked from the water and threw rocks at a 2-year-old child. The child’s nanny yelled for the man to stop, but he continued to throw rocks. One of the rocks struck the child in the back, causing him to fall. The nanny picked up the child and called for help, and off-duty officers responded. They tackled the naked man and held him until police arrived.
Oct. 5, 11:23 p.m.–Oct. 6, 3 p.m., 4500 block of Pillsbury Ave. S.
A 52-year-old woman reported electronics stolen from her home. She suspects an adult son who recently moved out but still has a key.
Oct. 2, 12:01–7 a.m.,
1700 block of Mount Curve Ave.
Unknown suspects entered a man’s car parked in his driveway and stole several items. They also tried to enter the man’s residence with a set of keys taken from the car, but they were not the right keys.
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Oct. 5, 3:38–4:27 a.m.,
2500 block of Nicollet Ave. S.
An unknown suspect stole a purse from a woman at Azia Restaurant and Bar. She left her purse on the table, and it was gone in minutes. The purse contained three credit cards, a cell phone, an iPod Touch and $300 in cash. The woman canceled her credit cards and cell phone.
Lowry Hill East
Sept. 30, 4–7 p.m.,
3000 block of Hennepin Ave. S.
A 64-year-old man approached an officer investigating a shoplifting case. He said two suspects took his black-and-white checkered stocking cap 15 minutes before. The cap was clearly visible in one of the suspect’s shopping bags, and the other suspect said it was his. The man said it was the one taken, and it was worth $20. The officer returned the cap to the man.
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Oct. 2, 1:52–2:10 p.m.,
1400 block of W. Lake St.
A man was observed hiding six packages of steaks under his coat. He walked past the cash registers and was heading out the door when loss-prevention officers stopped him. They took the steaks back, but the man refused to cooperate and police were called. The man was issued a tag and brought home.
Oct. 5, 8 p.m.–Oct. 6, 11:30 a.m., 4900 block of Oliver Ave. S.
A man entered a garage on the morning of Oct. 6 and noticed many tools missing. The garage service door had been left open overnight. There is no suspect information or any signs of forced entry.
Stevens Square/Loring Heights
+ Oct. 3, 5–5:25 p.m.,
1800 block of Stevens Ave. S.
Four people were visiting in a 37-year-old man’s apartment when two suspects suddenly robbed the others. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the two victims and threatened them. The victims were bound, and the suspects left with several items.
Sept. 30, 3:42–3:44 p.m.,
2700 block of Nicollet Ave. S.
A suspect filled a shopping basket with groceries, mostly meat, and fled out the door. A witness and the store owner did not recognize the suspect, but could identify them if seen again. A DVD of the incident was given to officers.
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Oct. 4, 4–4:30 p.m.,
2500 block of Blaisdell Avenue South
Suspects broke into several dryers and washing machines and stole money from inside. A witness said he saw the suspects leaving the laundry room, and could identify them if seen again.
5th precinct crime-prevention contacts
Neighborhoods: Stevens Square-Loring Heights, Whittier, Lowry Hill East, East Isles, Lowry Hill, Kenwood, and Cedar-Isles Dean
Lieutenant: Ed Frizell, 673-2919, [email protected]
CPS: Chelsea Adams, 673-2819, [email protected]
Neighborhoods: Lyndale, CARAG, East Calhoun, West Calhoun, Linden Hills, East Harriet and Kingfield
Lieutenant: Jack Kelly, 673-5576, [email protected]
CPS: Tom Thompson, 673-2823, [email protected]
Neighborhoods: Fulton, Lynnhurst, Tangletown, Windom, Kenny, Armatage
Lieutenant: Chris Hildreth, 673-2755, [email protected]
CPS: Amy Lavender, 673-5407, [email protected]