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.
+ Jan. 17, 12:43 a.m.
3500 block of Bryant Avenue South
A 26-year-old man said a suspect hit him in the head with a gun in front of his apartment and took $10 and his cell phone.
Between Jan. 14, 2 p.m. and
Jan. 15, 10:15 a.m., 3800 block of Bryant Avenue South
The door of an apartment building’s laundry room was pried open and the casing of a metal coin box was peeled back. Quarters were stolen.
Jan. 14, between midnight
and 4:30 a.m.
The patio door of new Thai restaurant Roat Osha was pried open and a plasma TV was stolen. The burglars left through the same door.
Corner of 44th Street & Chowen Avenue, 3 a.m.
Three young males approached a man who was attempting to enter his home. They stole his wallet and assaulted him. The victim was unable to give a clear description of the suspects.
LOWRY HILL EAST
+ Jan. 13, 8:25 p.m.
Multiple suspects entered a home occupied by multiple young men. One of the suspects wrapped one of the victims in tape and demanded cash. On of the suspects also shot a hole in the wall above one of the victims. Police recovered a bullet casing. The suspects fled with an unspecified loss.
Jan. 18, 6:40 p.m.
Aldrich Avenue South and
Franklin Avenue West
A 23-year-old woman was walking home on Franklin Avenue from the bus stop when two unknown males stole her purse.
Jan. 15, between 5:15 a.m.
and 6:15 p.m. 2600 block of Blaisdell Avenue South
A 26-year-old man went to work and returned to find his apartment door ajar. Two TVs, a computer and a stereo were missing. It appeared as though the suspect also forced one of the apartment’s windows open.
Jan. 19, 1:40 a.m., 2700 block
of Blaisdell Avenue South
A 28-year-old man was standing outside when a suspect asked to use his cell phone to call a taxi. The suspect used the phone and refused to return it. The suspect then held a knife to the man’s chest and demanded money. The man gave the suspect an unspecified amount of money.
The suspect fled on foot and the man followed him in a car until losing sight of the robber in an alley at 31st Street and Chicago Avenue South.
The suspect was described as a 28- to 30-year-old clean-shaven Hispanic male, about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a heavy build, short black hair and an unknown tattoo on his right hand.
+ Jan. 20, 11:40 p.m.
2500 block of Harriet Avenue South
Officers responding to a robbery of a business found a cab driver who was robbed at gunpoint. The suspects fled the scene on foot.