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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.