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.


Between 11 p.m. Sept. 11 and 6 a.m. Sept. 12, 3521 W. 28th St.
Officers responded to a report of a garage burglary. The residents said they woke up to find their detached garage service door and yard gate open and a bicycle gone. Police found that the suspect entered through the unlocked service door.



Sept. 12, between 7:40 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., 3143 Holmes Ave. S.
A 24-year-old woman left her apartment for a couple hours and found the back door ajar and unlocked when she returned. Multiple items were stolen. Police believe the suspect entered through an open bedroom window exited through the door.



Sept. 8, 11:35 p.m., 2426 Hennepin Ave. S.
Officers responded to a burglary call from Walgreens to find it was a shoplifting call. The clerk said two men took a digital camera from the shelf behind the photo counter without permission and left the store without paying for it. Officers stopped the suspects at the corner of 28th Street and Dupont Avenue after they had caught a bus. The suspects were positively identified, but let loose because the camera couldn’t be located and video surveillance from the store couldn’t be viewed.

Sept. 14, between 6:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., 28th Street and Lake of the Isles Blvd.
A 28-year-old woman left her car parked near Lake of the Isles while she went for a run and returned to find a window smashed and her purse gone.



Sept. 11, 4:45 a.m.
An unknown suspect pried open the eastside door of Borton Volvo and stole a TV off a nearby wall.



Between 11: 30 p.m. Sept. 9 and 6:30 a.m. Sept. 10, 1951 Kenwood Pkwy
An unknown suspect entered a home through an unlocked rear door and stole a laptop, cell phone and camera from the kitchen. No other room appeared to be tampered with. Police noted that several valuable items including a wallet, vehicle keys and other camera equipment that were in the kitchen were not stolen.



Sept. 11, between 8 p.m. and 9 a.m., 4350 Harriet Ave. S.
An unknown suspect entered a detached garage through an unlocked service door, stole a bike and left a different bike at the scene. No physical evidence was found.



Sept. 9, between 1:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., 4226 Vincent Ave. S.
Unknown suspects entered a home and took an estimated $500 worth of property.  



+ Sept. 11, between 11:45 a.m. and 12:06 p.m., 1721 3rd Ave. S.
A 51-year-old man was stabbed. Emergency personnel treated him at the scene before he was sent to Hennepin County Medical Center and later released. A suspect was located at another location. 



Sept. 8, 9:55 a.m., 30 W. Lake Street
Officers responded to a shoplifting call at Sullivan’s Supervalu. Store security stopped a 27-year old woman who tried to leave the store with several food items without paying. Police recovered a wood-handled steak knife from the woman’s purse. She was cited for possessing and concealing the knife and released.

+ Sept. 10, 1:30 p.m., 310 W. Lake St.
Suspects punched a 14-year-old boy, demanded his shoes and took his book bag.

Sept. 13, between 1:30 a.m. and 1:35 a.m., 2200 Pillsbury Ave. S.
Officers responded to a shooting and found an 18-year-old man with a gunshot wound on his leg. He and another individual were not cooperative with officers.



+ Sept. 13, 4:15 p.m., 5708 Nicollet Ave. S.
A 38-year-old man was hit in the back of the head with a full beer bottle at least twice. He called police from home, where he was found with a laceration on his head. Paramedics advised him that the cut would require stitches.

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.

Aug. 23, between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m., 5915 Russell Ave. S.
A 50-year old man’s utility trailer was stolen from the front of his house.

Between 8 p.m. on Aug. 19 and 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 20, 3334 Colfax Ave. S.
A rock was used to break the window of 55-year old woman’s car that was parked on the street. A GPS was taken.

Aug. 20, between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., 3017 Fremont Ave. S.

A rock was used to smash the front passenger side window of a 23-year old woman’s car. A GPS was taken.

Aug. 20, between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., 3620 Colfax Ave. S.
A 30-year old woman was sleeping upstairs when an unknown suspect entered the residence by kicking out a panel of the front interior door and stole various items.

+ Aug. 10, 7:50 p.m., Hennepin Ave. S. and Lagoon Ave.
A man was trying to merge in front of another car when the other driver accelerated and ran into his car. Both men pulled over, and the man who had accelerated walked up to the victim’s car and began yelling and pounding on his window. The suspect tried opening the victim’s door, which was locked and then started kicking the victim’s driver door. He kicked so hard that he made a dent larger than the size of a basketball. The suspect finally got back in his car and left the scene.

Aug. 21, between 11:30 a.m. and 3:55 p.m., 3909 Beard Ave. S.
An 85-year old woman received a call from someone claiming to be her granddaughter, requesting money to be forwarded in regard to an emergency. The woman forwarded the money and later discovered it was not her granddaughter who had called.

Aug. 21, between midnight and 10 a.m., 16 W. 35th St.
Something was used to break the front passenger window of a 25-year old man’s car while he was asleep. Although there were other items of value, only the GPS was taken.

Aug. 23, 2:50 p.m., 3030 Nicollet Ave. S.
A 45-year-old man in a wheelchair was held at gunpoint and demanded to hand over his money. The man feared for his safety and gave the suspect his cash. The suspect left the scene in a blue Cadillac with another suspect.

+ Aug. 22, 9:56 p.m., 3415 Nicollet Ave. S.
A 33-year-old man was making a delivery for Hum’s Liquor business when he was assaulted by three suspects and robbed of the items he was delivering. He received minor injuries, but refused medical attention.

Between 5 p.m. on Aug. 21 and noon on Aug. 23, 3441 1 Ave. S.
A 37-year old man was in North Dakota when he received a call from his rental agent saying the rear window of his home had been broken. The police came, and assured the homeowner that the house had not been entered and the television was still on the wall. The real estate agent visited the house the next day and found the rear door open and a television, Blu-Ray disc player and tuner missing.

Between 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 21 and 9 a.m. on Aug. 22, 2848 Pleasant Ave. S.
A 51-year old man was painting a mural when he discovered it had been tagged. The letters “Breiler” or something similar were spray painted in black over an area of 30 feet by 3 feet.

Aug. 18, between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m., 19 Wentworth Ct. E.
A suspect entered the house of a 24-year old woman and 22-year old man by cutting the front screen and pushing open the unlocked front window. A laptop, camera, $300 and a gold and silver watch were stolen.

Aug. 23, 3:51 p.m., 5901 Lyndale Ave. S.
The helicopter of a 77-year old man was recovered, but it is unknown who was flying the vehicle when it landed.