Editor’s note: Alleged crimes against persons (assault, murder, robbery) 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.
April 9, 5:20 p.m., 5924 Morgan Ave. S.
A suspect posing as a repairman tried to enter a home. The suspect fled the scene in a red pickup and was gone when police arrived.
April 11, 2 a.m., 31st Street West and Emerson Ave.
Police arrested two young men for attempting to rob two other young men. One of the victims positively identified the suspects.
CEDAR ISLES DEAN
April 10, 9:15 a.m., 3240 W. Lake St.
A suspect ran out of Walgreens after stealing six large containers of liquid laundry detergent with a total value of $90. The suspect drove off in a red sedan with license plate number 317PLW, though the reporting person was unsure if the plates were from Minnesota or Wisconsin. When police ran the number, it only registered a Wisconsin vehicle: A red 1993 Geo Prizm.
Between 8 p.m. April 7 and 8 a.m. April 8, 5236 Washburn Ave. S.
An unknown suspect stole a vehicle parked inside a garage.
April 6, between 3:15 p.m. and midnight, 4504 Vincent Ave. S.
A repairman’s company truck was broken into while he was working at a home. The passenger side window was smashed and the man’s GPS, wallet, state license and $82 in cash were missing. After checking around the neighborhood, he said no one heard or saw the break-in.
April 10, 4 a.m., 1917 Logan Ave. S.
Police responded to a burglary call from St. Paul Parish. The reporting person had chased the suspect out after a forced entry was made. Police found the suspect nearby and the reporting person positively identified him.
LOWRY HILL EAST
April 6, 4 a.m., 2900 Colfax Ave. S.
A 31-year-old man was carjacked at gunpoint. He reported the incident at a police station after it happened and declined medical treatment.
April 10, between 4 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., 3247 Lyndale Ave. S.
A suspect entered an unlocked apartment and took multiple items including a set of car keys, which were used to take a car parked outside.
April 9, 1:10 a.m., Franklin and Harriet avenues
Two suspects robbed a 30-year-old man of $60 cash, a money clip, an iPhone, a BlackBerry, a black shoulder bag and half a bottle of Scotch whiskey. The man used a GPS to track his iPhone for a while and reported it was heading southbound on I-35W. One of the suspects was described as a white male around 20 with a medium build, standing five feet nine inches. The suspect wore a black, puffy jacket with a fur collar and carried a large silver revolver. The second suspect was described as a black male around 20, just shy of six feet with a light build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.
April 12, 2:25, 2746 Stevens Ave. S.
Two males shot at each other. One bullet grazed a bus driver, causing a minor injury.
April 12, 3:47 a.m., 2917 Lyndale Ave. S.
Two suspects broke into Galactic Pizza and stole more than $3,000 from the safe along with eight rolls of quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies from the cash drawer. Surveillance footage showed the suspects taking the coins first and then heading through the kitchen toward the rear office, where the safe is kept.