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.

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CARAG
Between 11 p.m. on Aug. 4 and 11 p.m. on Aug. 5, 3308 Girard Ave. S.
An unknown suspect entered a 32-year-old man’s apartment by removing a screen on a shrubbery wall, then entered the window and stole a laptop, camcorder and a video game system.

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CEDAR-ISLES-DEAN
Between 5 p.m. on Aug. 7 and 7:50 a.m. on Aug. 10, 3600 W. Lake St.
A 47-year-old man reported that his business, Baker Sales, had been broken into over the weekend. An unknown suspect or suspects used a large stone to shatter a 7-foot office window and stole a laptop.

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ECCO
Aug. 8, 4:22 a.m., 3101 E. Calhoun Parkway
A suspect cut the screen on a door to enter a 59-year-old man’s apartment, then stole items from the kitchen and bedroom while the man was sleeping. The suspect then exited the apartment, entered the underground garage and stole the man’s car.

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LINDEN HILLS
Between 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 8 and 8 a.m. on Aug. 9, 3723 W. 44th St.
An unknown suspect or suspects climbed the fence to enter the yard of landscaping and plant business Sunnyside Gardens. They vandalized the yard by breaking items, spraying graffiti, cutting items and trying to set fire to items, causing damage estimated over $10,000.

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LOWRY HILL EAST
Aug. 8, between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., 2321 Aldrich Ave. S.
A 31-year-old man left his apartment for 30 minutes and returned to find property stolen. He told police he believed the suspect entered through the second floor patio door.

Aug. 9, between 6 p.m. and 10:40 p.m., 1207 W. 25th St.
A 51-year-old woman was outside while a suspect entered her apartment and stole her purse.

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LYNDALE
Aug. 6, between 6 a.m. and 5:20 p.m., 3522 Harriet Ave. S.
An unknown suspect cut the screen on a window to enter a 38-year-old man’s apartment and stole his bicycle, computer and backpack.

+ Aug. 6, between 10:22 p.m. and 11:10 p.m., 3032 Pillsbury Ave. S.
Several men told police that a 23-year-old man tried to stab them. Officers located the man, who was later booked at Hennepin County Jail.

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WEST CALHOUN
Aug. 9, between 5 p.m. and 6:13 p.m., W. 36th St. and West Calhoun Parkway
A 28-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman parked for an hour and returned to find a window broken. The man’s cellphone and the woman’s purse were stolen.

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WHITTIER
+ Aug. 5, 3 a.m., 2723 Pillsbury Ave. S.
A 26-year-old woman was approached by a man. He asked for her purse. When she refused, he held a handgun to her, took the purse and ran south.

Aug. 7, between 11:24 a.m. and 12:19 p.m., 2411 Pleasant Ave. S.
An unknown suspect took the screen off a window of a 59-year-old man’s house while the man was sitting on the front porch. The suspect stole a ceramic vase that contained $100 in coins.

Between 6 p.m. on Aug. 7 and 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 8, 2421 Pillsbury Ave. S.
A 29-year-old man parked his car overnight and returned to find a broken window and some band equipment missing.

Aug. 8, between 4 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., 2020 Nicollet Ave. S.
An unknown suspect used a screwdriver to break a window of a 23-year-old woman’s car and steal the car stereo.

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WINDOM
Between noon on Aug. 7 and 7 a.m. on Aug. 8, 146 W. 62nd St.
While a 36-year-old man’s car was parked on the street, an unknown suspect broke a window and stole the stereo from the dashboard.

Crime reports

Editor’s note: Alleged crimes against persons (assault, robbery, 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.

EAST HARRIET

Between 9 p.m. July 22 and 8 a.m. July 23, 3752 Colfax Ave. S.
The suspect entered a garage, possibly using a remote control from a vehicle in the driveway belonging to a 50-year-old female. Inside the garage, the suspect entered another vehicle and took a camera, cash, tapes and CDs.

Between 10:30 p.m. July 22 and 7:30 a.m. July 23, 4249 Aldrich Ave. S.
A suspect entered a garage owned by 64-year-old male and stole various items from the victim’s vehicle.

Between 11 p.m. July 22 and 7:30 a.m. July 23, 4231 Aldrich Ave. S.
A suspect entered the car of a 42-year-old male, stole an unknown amount of change and a camera, and then used the garage door opener to open the garage. The suspect then stole a bicycle and change from a second vehicle in the garage.

Between 11:30 p.m. July 22 and 12:30 a.m. July 23, 4232 Aldrich Ave. S.
A suspect entered a 42-year-old female’s car that was parked on the street and stole objects from both the victim’s car and garage.

July 23, 4:27 a.m., 4333 Aldrich Avenue South
A 17-year-old male was arrested after getting caught going through vehicles and neighboring homes.

LOWRY HILL EAST
+ July 26, 10:15 p.m. 25 Street West and Hennepin Avenue South
A 19-year-old woman was approached by a group of males, one of which tackled her to the ground and took her purse.

LYNDALE
Between 6 a.m. July 21 and 3 p.m. July 23, 3415 Nicollet Ave. S. Apt 100
A three-story apartment building was broken into and appears to have been used as a hang out for various groups. Suspects broke into three units and moved some furniture from one unit to another. Graffiti writing indicates rival groups may have been using the room, but nothing appeared to be missing from the building.

STEVENS SQUARE

+ July 27, 3:55 p.m., 1930 Clinton Ave. S.
A 23-year-old male and 18-year-old male were arrested after forcefully robbing a 22-year-old male and taking off in a white vehicle. The victim identified the suspects and his keys and cell phone were returned. to him. The victim was visibly injured but refused medical assistance.

WHITTIER

July 23, 5:00 a.m., 2833 Lyndale Ave. S.
Suspects forced entry into a unit in a large apartment complex and then broke the door of the community room and stole two Sharp Aquas 52 inch flat screen televisions.

WINDOM

+ July 23, 2:00 a.m., 212 W. 62nd St.
A 28-year-old male was shot in the lower extremities and transported to a hospital where he received medical treatment.

+ July 21, 6:45 a.m., 5637 Lyndale Avenue South Apt. 33
A 36-year-old male was threatened by knife in his motel room and robbed. The suspect then slashed the tires of a 35-year-old male’s vehicle. Neither victim was injured.