Crime reports

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.

Cedar Isles Dean

+ Feb. 8, 1:15 a.m., West 26th Street

A 25-year-old Minneapolis woman was robbed at knifepoint, and the suspect took her purse. She told police she would be able to identify the suspect.

Loring Heights

Feb. 8, between 2 a.m. and 3:19 a.m., 200 block of West Franklin Avenue

A car was stolen from a parking lot on Franklin Avenue. There was no broken glass in the area, and the owner, a 27-year-old man, said he had the keys. He said he had gone inside at 2 a.m., and when he came back to get something from the car around 3 a.m. it was gone.

Lowry Hill East

Feb. 4, between 4:45 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Fremont Avenue S and Lagoon Avenue

A 25-year-old woman said the passenger window of her car was shattered while she was inside Chino Latino, and her bag and school notes were gone. She also told police there were valuable items in the glove box, but they were not taken.


+ Feb. 9, 12:20 a.m., 35 Street East and Nicollet Avenue South

A 21-year-old man allegedly used a brick to attack a 51-year old man from Bloomington and went through his pockets. Fifteen minutes after the incident, police found and arrested the suspect. The victim sought medical care, and the suspect is facing felony charges for assault with significant bodily harm.


Feb. 8, between 10 p.m. and 4:45 a.m., 500 block of Minnehaha Parkway West

A flat panel TV and laptop were stolen from the home of a 57-year-old woman. She told police she might have left the side door of her home unlocked, and there was no sign of force. An officer was unable to recover fingerprints at the scene.


February 7, between 3:50 p.m. and 4:10 p.m., 10 Lake Street West

A 58-year-old man from St. Cloud tried to wear a pair of boots from the Kmart on Lake Street out of the store. A loss prevention officer for Kmart said he saw the man on a surveillance camera put on the pair of boots and leave his pair in their place, then leave the store. Other loss prevention officers stopped the man, and he returned the boots and got his own back.


Feb. 7, 11 p.m., 1200 block of Lake Street

A 21-year-old woman said her car was parked in an underground garage on Lake Street when her vehicle was broken into.

Feb. 7, between 10 p.m. and 8:30 a.m., 2100 block of Nicollet Avenue South

Metro Home Health Care Services, Inc. was broken into.

Crime reports

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. 23, 11 p.m., Dupont Avenue South and Lake Street West

Anti-lesbian slurs were used during an assault on a 32-year-old woman. The victim told police she was a lesbian and believed she was attacked for this reason. She suffered a head injury and was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.


Jan. 20, between 6:15 a.m. and 6:40 a.m., 1400 block of Lake Street West

A deliveryman parked at the Lunds and Byerly’s lot and went inside the store to make deliveries. When the 33-year-old returned to his truck, his backpack and contents of the cab of the truck were missing. The man called his bank to report the loss and was told that transactions had already been made from his stolen debit card at two SuperAmerica Stores.


Jan. 21, between 1 p.m. and 5:55 p.m., 5000 block of Drew Avenue South

A man entered a home on Drew Avenue when the occupants were gone. Among the losses was stolen jewelry. Police planned to check the boxes that contained the stolen items for fingerprints.


Jan. 24, between 3:45 p.m. and 5:50 p.m., 29th Street West and Dupont Avenue South

A vehicle that contained many valuable items was broken into while the victim was at a yoga class. The suspect broke the rear passenger side window with a rock and used a crowbar to take out an Alpine Stereo system. The 22-year-old man who owns the vehicle also lost an iPod and a TomTom GPS System.


Jan. 22, between 10:40 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., 500 block of Ridgewood Avenue South

An unidentified suspect broke into a condo while the 22-year-old occupant was not home. The condo door was pried open and $100 was stolen. The victim believed the suspect entered the complex through the unsecured rear door. There was no usable evidence at the scene.


Jan. 21, 6 p.m.
4800 block of Nicollet Avenue South

At St. John’s Lutheran Church, a 34-year-old woman left her car unlocked when picking up her children from daycare. When she returned, her purse was missing, which held her wallet, but no cash. No charges were made to the victim’s credit cards. "Daycares are a popular place for these things to happen, because everyone’s in a hurry and wouldn’t really need their purse," the victim told police.  


Jan. 21, 2 a.m.

2000 block of Garfield Avenue South

A 26-year-old man witnessed a car being broken into from his window. The witness saw a man about 30 years of age break the passenger side window of the car, remove items, and flee on foot. The owner of the vehicle could not be identified because the license plates were out-of-state.


Jan. 22, 6:25 a.m., 61st Street West

A 30-year-old man left his car running, unlocked, with the keys in the ignition. When the man returned, his car was gone. According to Minnesota state law, it is illegal to leave your car running without being inside.

Jan. 25, 11:20 a.m.

5900 block of Nicollet Avenue South

At Cub Foods, a 29-year-old woman pushed a shopping cart filled with groceries past the registers, past the service desk, and out of the store without paying for the items. A store employee saw her do this and stopped her after she left the store. The woman was taken into custody shortly after, and the items were retained by the business.