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.
+ March 7, 10:20 p.m., 31st St. W. and Girard Ave. S.
Two women, both 24, were robbed at knifepoint. The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived.
CEDAR ISLES DEAN
+ March 3, 2 p.m., 3700 Cedar Lake Ave.
An 83-year-old woman was assaulted with a cane. The police report recommended further investigation.
March 4, 10 p.m., 2913 Drew Ave. S.
The suspect forced open the service door of a detached garage, damaging the door and lock. The suspect then made off with three unopened ceiling fans.
March 5, 1 a.m., 3812 Chowen Ave. S.
Suspects broke into a detached garage through a service door, possibly by prying a lock. They rummaged through the vehicles inside, taking some items. The homeowner was in the house and awake and might have scared the suspects away.
March 6, between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m., 3539 44th St. W.
Burglars tried to enter Beaumont Quality Tools by pulling on a locked rear screen door, but the handle broke off. They also tried to get in by breaking a window in the front door. They eventually succeeded by kicking in the front door. They took nothing and left out the back door. The business was armed with an alarm.
March 7, between 6:30 a.m. and 6:55 a.m., 3543 44th St. W.
A cinder block was thrown through the glass window in the front door of Healthy Indoor Air. Candy was the only thing taken from the business. Two adjacent businesses were also broken into.
LOWRY HILL EAST
+ March 7, 2 a.m., 3720 32nd St. W.
The suspect yanked a bag off a 26-year-old woman’s shoulder and fled in a vehicle before officers arrived.
March 8, between 9 a.m. and noon, 2809 Dupont Ave. S.
A 36-year-old man’s car was stolen after someone entered an unlocked door and took his car keys.
March 4, 4:30 p.m., 5111 Knox Ave. S.
A 52-year-old woman left the overhead door of her attached garage open while walking her dog around the block. When she returned, her dog started barking and she noticed the door leading from the garage into the house was open. She had closed it earlier, but she didn’t lock it. Inside the house, she found the contents of her purse strewn about the kitchen and some items from her coin purse were missing. Officers canvassed the area, but the suspect wasn’t found.
March 7, 8 p.m.,
2101 Garfield Ave. S.
The suspect broke into an apartment laundry room and pried open two of the coin-operated washing machines. The suspect took the quarters and fled. Police checked the machines for fingerprints, but found nothing.
March 8, between 7:30 p.m. and 10:20 a.m., 2724 Nicollet Ave. S.
A front window and a window in the front door of Le’s Beauty Salon were shattered and a flat-screen TV was stolen. No fingerprint evidence was recovered.
March 5, 1 a.m., address unavailable
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Officers responded to a shots-fired call. When they arrived, the victim’s patio door was shattered and numerous bullet holes were in the walls. A 21-year-old man was arrested hours later.
Southwest Journal crime reports include major crimes in our area. We do not include common larcenies such as thefts from motor vehicles and crimes against businesses. We only report suspects’ race or ethnicity when the police reports mention it. Not all suspect information is made available to the public.
In general, domestic incidents are not reported, to protect the victim. However, we include the number of domestic assaults reported during the period.
Crime reports are compiled from Minneaplis police reports and are edited for length; there may be other incidents from your neighborhood. The police do not always file reports in time for inclusion in the Journal.
For more, see www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/. Crime information there may be more comprehensive but less timely.