Editor’s note: Alleged crimes against persons (assault, 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.
+ June 12, 11:15 p.m., 58th Street West and Washburn Avenue South
Four men approximately 16–18 years old assaulted and robbed a man walking home from work. The man’s backpack was taken. He refused medical attention.
+ June 14, 4:10 a.m., West 57th Street and Russell Avenue South
A man was walking to a bus stop when he noticed a white, four-door vehicle following him slowly. The vehicle stopped and four young men jumped out, surrounded and assaulted the victim and demanded money. The victim refused medical attention.
Between 7 p.m. June 13 and 10 p.m. June 15, 5704 Vincent Ave. S.
A 28-year-old man, who had one of his vehicles parked in his driveway and the other on the street, found that they both had been rummaged through. The only thing missing, however, was the faceplate from his
+ June 14, 2 a.m., 3220 Girard Avenue South
Three male suspects approached a 26-year-old female as she was walking home and tried to grab her purse from behind. The force was so great that she fell to the ground, but managed to hold onto the purse. While lying on her side, the suspects kicked the victim two to three times and tried to pull the purse away. Eventually, the suspects gave up and ran off. The victim was left with minor cuts and bruises.
+ June 14, 5:30 a.m., West 54th Street
A 22-year-old man reported being robbed at gunpoint by several suspects riding in two different cars.
June 9, 5:25 p.m., 4622 Nicollet Avenue South
The suspect entered a Subway and demanded that the cashier open the register. When the cashier refused, the suspect fled.
June 15, 12:21 a.m., 4553 Nicollet Avenue South
A group of approximately 22 males and females entered a BP gas station and stole between $30 and $40 worth of junk food.
+ June 9, 9 p.m., 3335 Blaisdell Avenue South
An 11-year-old boy said he was assaulted with a knife. Witnesses include a 12-year-old boy and a 10-year-old boy. The suspect, whom the victim was able to identify, is also a juvenile.
June 11, 8:30 p.m., 4954 Colfax Avenue South
A 41-year-old woman said that while she and her family were in their home, a suspect entered a gate into their backyard and stole her daughter’s stroller.
+ June 9, 5:35 p.m., 4751 Nicollet Avenue South
A female suspect entered A&A Market and demanded money, implying that she had a gun. Eventually, the suspect fled on a bicycle and no money was taken.
+ June 12, 3:35 a.m., 22nd Street West
A 21-year-old woman was walking home from a gas station when she was hit in the face by a suspect who then demanded her purse, ripped it from her shoulder and ran away.
June 12, 10 p.m., 2929 Garfield Avenue South
While a 28-year-old man was working as a DJ at Galactic Pizza, both of his vehicles parked on the street were broken into. In both vehicles, the front driver’s-side windows were broken and the CD players were ripped from the dashboards. A set of headphones and a case of wine coolers were also stolen from the vehicles.
Between 11 p.m. on June 14 and 7 a.m. on June 15, 2930 Blaisdell Avenue South
An 82-year-old woman woke up in the morning and discovered that while she was sleeping, someone had cut open the screen on her ground floor bedroom window.
June 15, 4 a.m.,2910 Pillsbury Avenue South
A suspect broke into Karmel Plaza and burglarized 14 separate stores. Some of the stores’ iron gates had been cut with bolt cutters, while others had their gates torn from the sheetrock walls at the hinges. From video surveillance captured of the incident, the suspect is thought to be a former employee.