Crime reports

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.

ARMATAGE

+ 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
Ford F150.

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CARAG

+ 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.

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FULTON

+ 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.

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KINGFIELD

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.

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LYNDALE

+ 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.

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LYNNHURST

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.

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TANGLETOWN

+ 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.

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WHITTIER

+ 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.

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.

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CARAG
+ June 1, 11:46 p.m., 700 Lake Street West
At Milio’s, a suspect held a 25-year-old woman’s arms behind her back as another stole the tip jar that contained $20. The suspects left in small vehicle.

Between 10 p.m. on May 26 and 12:30 a.m. on May 27, West Lake Street and Fremont Avenue South
Two men, ages 24 and 47, parked on West Lake Street. When they returned to the vehicle, the passenger window was broken and an iPod had been stolen from the glove compartment.

Between 10:30 p.m. on May 28 and 1:30 a.m. on May 29, Bryant Avenue South and West Lake Street
A 28-year-old woman told police that her car had been broken into and the GPS was missing.

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EAST HARRIET
May 27, between 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., West 43rd Street and East Lake Harriet Parkway
A 34-year-old woman parked her car to walk around Lake Harriet. She returned to find that her diaper bag was missing. The bag was left on the street.

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FULTON
+ May 31, 11:26 a.m., West 3615 50th Street
A 21-year-old man was held at gunpoint on his knees at a Papa John’s as suspects stole from the business. The suspects were gone upon the police’s arrival and were last seen on foot. There were no reported injuries.

May 27, between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m., 3972 West 42nd Street
A 33-year-old woman and her friend walked around Lake Harriet and returned to find the window broken and her purse, phone and gym bag missing.

May 26, between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., West 47th Street and West Lake Harriet Parkway
A 48-year-old woman parked her car to walk around Lake Harriet. When she returned, the car had been broken into and her purse was missing.

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LINDEN HILLS
May 29, between 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., 42nd Street West and Queen Avenue South
A 19-year-old woman parked her car, walked around Lake Harriet and returned to find the car broken into and her purse missing, which contained a digital camera and ID.

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LOWRY HILL EAST
May 31, between 2 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., 2828 Emerson Avenue South
A 23-year-old man told police that his car had been broken into and the stereo deck was mising.

May 28, between 11 p.m. and 12 a.m., Lagoon Avenue and Dupont Avenue South
A 22-year-old woman told police that her car had been broken into outside of Rainbow Foods and her friend’s purse had been stolen.

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LYNDALE
+ May 28, 6:20 p.m., 3041 Pleasant Avenue South
A witness reported that a suspect fled on foot after attempting to stab the victim with a knife.

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TANGLETOWN
May 29, between 2:06 a.m. and 2:50 a.m., 612 West 54th Street
An unknown suspect smashed the glass door of Sigh Yoga with a brick.

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WHITTIER
May 30, 10:20 p.m., 2301 Pillsbury Avenue South
Suspects approached a 33-year-old man and demanded his wallet. They grabbed the wallet from the man’s pocket and fled in a vehicle.

+ May 26, 3 a.m., East 24th Street and 4th Avenue South
A 28-year-old man was walking across the I-35W bridge when he was robbed by three suspects. They took his cell phone, cash and wallet, which had his ID and a credit card, and then fled on foot.

+ June 1, 7:15 p.m., 10 West Lake Street
A 38-year-old man was arrested for attempting to pull a knife out of his pocket to assault a 39-year-old man
at Kmart. Police used force to subdue the man.

May 30, 8:17 p.m., 10 Lake Street West
A 41-year-old police officer was attempting to arrest an unknown suspect for theft from Kmart when the suspect assaulted him, leaving the officer unconscious. The suspect fled on foot.

Between 10:30 p.m. on May 29 and 9 a.m. on May 30, 1st Avenue South
A 24-year-old man told police that someone broke the passenger window of his car while it was parked overnight and took his CD player and GPS.

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Rash of burglaries reported

The city issued a notice June 9 about six burglaries in the Kingfield and Lyndale neighborhoods. The incidents occurred June 2–8.
Police urge people to call 911 if they see any suspicious activity. For additional crime prevention resources, visit www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-prevention/.

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.

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CARAG

+ May 21, 1 a.m., 3100 Girard Avenue South
An 18-year-old Calhoun Square security guard “tussled on the ground” with a 33-year-old man after he manually lifted the parking ramp arm to let an unknown vehicle leave without paying. The security guard told police the man became agitated after being confronted about the act, leading to the skirmish, which ended with the man being Maced and put in handcuffs. The security guard completed a citizens arrest form and trespassed the offender from the vicinity.

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EAST CALHOUN

Between May 21 at 10 p.m. and May 22 at 8:45 a.m., 3436 Holmes Avenue
The service door on a 43-year-old man’s detached garage was pried open and some items were stolen from one of his vehicles. No suspect information was available and no physical evidence was left at the scene.

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KENNY

Between May 22 at 9 p.m. and May 23 at 7 a.m., 1328 58th Street West
Suspects took a backpack blower and water-soluble field paint from a Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board building and used the paint to graffiti the building. There were no signs of forced entry, no surveillance cameras and no suspect information.

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KINGFIELD

Between May 19 at 11 p.m. and May 20 at 8 a.m.
The service door of a detached garage was kicked in and items were taken from two unlocked cars. No suspect information was available and no evidence was at the scene to process.

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LINDEN HILLS

Between May 20 at 6 p.m. and May 21 at 7:30 a.m., 4405 France Avenue South
A large rock was thrown through a glass door at Nielsen Framing Studio and the business was burglarized.

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LOWRY HILL

Between May 21 at 10 p.m. and May 22 at 7:30 a.m., 1783 Irving Avenue South
A 47-year-old man had a bicycle stolen from his detached garage. He left his service door unlocked and it was open in the morning. Someone also went through his car, but nothing was taken. 

+ May 22, 9 p.m., Franklin Avenue West and Hennepin Avenue South
A 59-year-old man on a motorcycle was intentionally struck by another vehicle.

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STEVENS SQUARE

Between May 24 at 6 p.m. and May 25 at 10:30 a.m., Franklin Avenue East and 3rd Avenue South
The suspect threw a brick through the front passenger window of the victim’s car, stole an iPod and rummaged through the glove box.  

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WEST CALHOUN

Between May 20 at 10:30 p.m. and May 21 at 6:20 a.m., 3120 Excelsior Boulevard
The glass on the east side customer entrance of a Jiffy Lube was smashed in and the cash register drawer was taken. The business had no security cameras, no one witnessed the crime and no prints were recovered. Photos were taken at the scene.  

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WHITTIER

Between May 19 at 8 p.m. and May 20 at 7:10 a.m., Blaisdell Avenue South and 22nd Street West
The right front window of a 53-year-old man’s car was shattered, a GPS was missing from the dash and the glove box was hanging open.

+ May 23, 12:30 a.m., 25th Street East and Clinton Avenue South
Officers responded to a 24-year-old man from out of state on the ground between two vehicles. The man said he was robbed by three men and dragged by their vehicle. Suspect descriptions were very limited.

May 24, 2 p.m. and 3:15 p.m., 2400 3rd Avenue South
A 28-year-old Minnetonka man had two wedding rings (male and female) stolen from his mother’s car after parking it with the front driver’s side window down. The rings were in a box in the rear seat of the vehicle. The car looked as though it had been rummaged through. No suspect information or evidence was available.