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.
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.