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.

CARAG

Between 6 p.m. Nov. 13 and 6 p.m. Nov. 14, 3040 Fremont Ave. S.
A camera and bowl of change was stolen from inside the lower unit of a duplex. The victim told police that a key must have been used since there was no sign of forced entry. There was no collectible evidence at the scene.

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EAST ISLES

Nov. 11, between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., 2855 Hennepin Ave. S.
A Metro Transit bus operator phoned police as she witnessed an assault in progress at a Metro Transit station. The operator reported that an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl were arguing when the man initiated aggressive physical contact. The girl pulled a razor blade from her bag and cut the man. The man received medical treatment, and both parties were charged with counts of assault.

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LOWRY HILL EAST

Nov. 15, between 12 a.m. and 2 p.m., 2612 Dupont Ave. S.
Using keys from a lock box, unknown suspect(s) entered the vacant building and stole five antique door handle assemblies. The reporting caller, who was to take ownership of the building the following day, said neighbors heard people inside the building around midnight. No physical evidence was left at the scene.

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LYNDALE

Between 11:40 p.m. Nov. 12 and 12:05 a.m. Nov. 13, 3400 Harriet Ave. S.
A 27-year-old man was robbed after two suspects approached him and implied they had a gun. The suspects then fled the scene.

Nov. 14, between 10:40 p.m. and 10:42 p.m., intersection of 32nd St. W. and Grand Ave. S.
Suspects robbed a 24-year-old man and then stabbed him in the leg. The suspects then stole a vehicle belonging to a second victim. Officers were unable to locate the suspects or the vehicle when they searched the area. The case has been recommended for further investigation.

Nov. 16, 8:32 p.m., 3024 Pillsbury Ave. S.
Police responded to a report of assault. A 27-year-old man reported he was walking down the street when the suspect jumped out of a vehicle and demanded money. The man responded that he had none and the suspect proceeded to follow him down the street and hit him in the back of the head with the butt of a gun. The suspect then fled in the vehicle.

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TANGLETOWN

Between Nov 12. in the evening and Nov. 13 at 4:30 a.m., 612 54 St. W.
Unknown suspects broke into Sigh Yoga Boutique and stole a computer and keyboard. The owner planned to provide police with serial numbers for the lost items. The incident is still under investigation.

Nov. 11, between 4:59 a.m. and 5:03 a.m., 4614 Nicollet Ave. S.
The owner of Nicollet Tobacco reported to police that a suspect had broken into the business by prying open the front door using an unknown tool. The suspect proceeded to steal an unknown amount of cigarette boxes and then fled the scene in a U-haul truck. The case will be continued pending further information.

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WHITTIER

Nov. 11, between 7 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., intersection of 24th St. E. and Clinton Ave. S.
Two suspects robbed a 29-year-old man at gunpoint and then fled the scene on foot. The incident is under further investigation.

Nov. 15, between 9:21 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., 2200 Harriet Ave. S.
A 26-year-old man was approached behind a building and robbed by three unknown suspects. The case is pending further investigation.

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.


EAST ISLES

Nov. 2, from 2:50 a.m. to 2:56 a.m., 2640 Hennepin Ave. S.
Unknown suspects tried to enter the closed and locked First Tech Computer business by breaking the glass on the front door. Even though the glass shattered, it remained intact in the doorframe. The suspects drove away from the scene before officers got there.

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ECCO

+ Nov. 1, between 1:43 a.m. and 2 a.m., 3236 Hennepin Ave. S.
A person hit a 23-year-old man in the head with a bottle. Officers responded to the scene where paramedics treated the victim before transporting him to HCMC for more medical treatment. Police are investigating the incident.

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KENNY

+ Oct. 28, between 7 p.m. and 7:10 p.m., 5457 Girard Ave. S.
A 22-year-old woman stated that the suspect, a person she knows, slashed at her with a kitchen knife. The suspect was gone by the time officers arrived at the scene. The victim was not injured.

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KINGFIELD

Oct. 27, between 7 a.m. and 9:54 a.m., 3816 Nicollet Ave. S.
A man was gone from his lower level apartment when his father called him. His dad had arrived at his son’s apartment and found the window open. He called his son, who immediately came to the apartment to find that cash was missing from a gym bag in his bedroom. Police recovered a knife the suspect used to get in through the window.

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LOWRY HILL EAST

+ Oct. 28, between 1:31 p.m. and 1:35 p.m., 2929 Hennepin Ave. S.
An 18-year-old female reported that a suspect came up from behind her and grabbed her purse. The suspect got into a vehicle and fled the scene. Officers located the vehicle at the registered owner’s address and towed it.

Oct. 29, between 5:30 p.m. and 5:40 p.m., at the intersection of Dupont Ave S. and W. 29 St.
While in Rainbow Grocery on Lake Street, someone smashed the window of a 51-year-old man’s car and took a briefcase that was on the floor near the front seat of the passenger side. The man looked in the surrounding area and asked nearby pedestrians about the incident but no one appeared to have seen anything.

Oct. 30, between 6:20 a.m. and 6:40 a.m., 1406 W. Lake St.
Uptown Association discovered a burglary three days after it happened. Someone found that the internal storage room had been broken into, but no loss was discovered. Footage from a video surveillance system showed the suspect breaking into the business to access the storage room. Police believe that this suspect is the same person responsible for several other burglaries in the area that occurred on the same day.

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LYNDALE

Oct. 27, between 8:45 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., 3013 Lyndale Ave S.
While a 39-year-old man was meeting with the owner of the Alternative Bike & Board Shop inside the store, someone smashed the driver’s side window of his car, unlocked the doors and rifled through the vehicle. The man found that his gym bag had been dumped out inside the car and his briefcase was emptied.

+ Oct. 30, 2006, between 1:59 a.m. and 2:05 a.m., 3006 Lyndale Ave. S.
A man, 29, cut a 37-year-old man on the face. The 29-year-old was arrested and then booked at Hennepin County Jail. He faces a felony charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.

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LYNNHURST

Nov. 1, between midnight and 8 a.m., 5000 Newton Ave. S.
A 46-year-old man was asleep in his home when someone jacked up his car, which was parked on the street, removed the left front tire and lowered the car to the ground.

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STEVENS SQUARE

+ Nov. 1, from 1:06 a.m. and 1:16 a.m., 1805 1 Ave. S.

Police arrested a 24-year-old man after the he spit on a police officer. He was booked for fourth degree assault.

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WHITTIER

Oct. 28, from 11:45 p.m. to 11:47 p.m., intersection of E. 26th St. and Stevens Ave S.
A 19-year-old woman was walking home when an unknown person came up behind her and took the purse from her shoulder. Her stolen debit card was used to purchase items at the BP gas station on 3rd Ave. S. and Franklin Ave. E.

+ Oct. 29, from 12:27 a.m. to 12:29 a.m., 2820 1 Ave. S.
A suspect entered a 57-year-old woman’s apartment. The suspect hit the woman in the face, pulled her hair and threw her computer to the floor. The suspect also broke the woman’s phone. Police are investigating the incident.

+ Nov. 2, from 11:44 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., 2309 Lyndale Ave. S.
A female was walking north on Lyndale Avenue when a person who was walking in her direction started running toward her. The person grabbed the 52-year-old woman’s purse and ran south on Lyndale and then east on 24th Street. Officers checked the area but did not locate the suspect.

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.

CARAG
Oct. 17, between 1:26 p.m. and 1:29 p.m., intersection of 31st St. W. and Dupont Ave. S.
A 28-year-old woman was approached from behind and tackled to the ground by an unknown suspect, who then stripped her of her purse. The suspect fled the scene on foot before police arrived.

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EAST HARRIET

Oct. 13, between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., 3737 Bryant Ave. S.
Medical treatment was given to a 95-year-old woman who was the victim of assault causing significant bodily harm. The case has been recommended for further investigation.

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LOWRY HILL EAST

Oct. 19, between 1:53 p.m. and 2 p.m., 1221 Lake St. W.
The owner of Tum Rup Thai reported to police that two suspects attempted burglary on his business after entering through the unlocked back door. The two males went directly to the locked office area where the safe is kept but fled the building after a witness confronted them. This is the second attempted burglary in six months and, after reviewing security tapes, the owner reported that one of the suspects looked familiar. There was no usable evidence at the scene.


Between 8 p.m. Oct. 18 and 8:30 a.m. Oct. 19, 1112 25 St. W.

A woman reported that her vehicle was stolen from its overnight parking spot on the street. The woman lost her key chain (car keys included) in front of her apartment building the previous afternoon. There is no suspect or victim information.

Oct. 16, between 6:49 p.m. and 6:55 p.m., 1104 Lagoon Ave.
A 38-year-old man was arrested for theft and assault after attempting to shoplift several steaks from Rainbow Foods. Employees tried to stop the man outside the store, and the man responded by punching an employee in the face twice. The man was taken to Hennepin County Jail.

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LYNDALE

Oct. 17, between 4:45 p.m. and 4:50 p.m., 3230 Nicollet Ave. S.
Police responded to a shooting of a 20-year-old man. The victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. Several witnesses were at the scene, and further investigation is underway.

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LYNNHURST

Oct 17, 10:20 a.m., 5011 Penn Ave. S.
An unidentified suspect held the owner of Lake Harriet Florist at knifepoint and demanded money from her. The suspect fled the business on foot and headed south down Penn Avenue after another employee interrupted the robbery. The suspect was armed with a wooden-handled steak knife. The owner was not injured in the incident and no losses were reported.

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STEVENS SQUARE

Oct. 14, 12 a.m., 1800 3 Ave. S.
A legally blind man’s phone was stolen after he dropped it down the staircase outside of his apartment. The 40-year-old man reported that two girls picked up the phone and ran into another apartment before exiting the building. The man confronted the girls who denied having the phone.

Oct. 17, between 9:00 and 9:10 p.m., intersection of 18 St. E and Nicollet Ave. S.
A 51-year-old man reported he was robbed after an unknown suspect struck him in the back of the head. The suspect stole the man’s black shoulder bag that contained only his clothing. The man never saw the suspect and later went to Hennepin County Medical Center seeking medical attention for a minor head wound.

Oct. 17, between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., 100 Franklin Ave. W.
Three cars were broken into in the parking lot across the street from Semple Mansion. One vehicle owner, who had been at Semple Mansion at a wedding reception, reported his laptop missing from his car.

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WEST CALHOUN
Between 5 p.m. Oct. 17 and 7 a.m. Oct. 18, 3140 Chowen Ave. S.
Several vehicle owners reported break-ins in the underground garage of their apartment building. One owner said there had been four other break-ins besides his own, and in at least two cases, windows were broken. Stolen property was reported but not specified. There was no evidence or suspect information.