Crime reports

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.

CARAG

+ May 16, 10:45 p.m., 3300 Colfax Ave. S.
A woman was the victim of an attempted robbery when a man approached her, knocked her down and attempted to rob her. After the unidentified suspect was unable to acquire anything from the woman, he ran off to an unknown location.

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CEDAR ISLES DEAN

May 13, 8:00 p.m., 3118 Lake St. W.

While eating a meal at restaurant Tryg’s, a woman said she set her phone down on her table. After the busboy came over to clean up the table, she had noticed her cell phone had disappeared. The victim told police she thought the busboy had taken the phone, but the restaurant denied the allegations.

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KENWOOD

May 16, 3:20 p.m., Intersection of Dean Parkway and West Lake of the Isles Parkway
A man’s vehicle was stolen while he was jogging in the area. During the jog, the victim noticed what he thought looked like his car being driven by the unidentified suspect, but he dismissed the idea. The man said he left his key in the car, but he also kept a key to get into his locked car tied to his shoelace. It is not known exactly how the car was stolen.

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LOWRY HILL

May 11, 5:35 p.m., 2501 S. Lyndale Ave.
Unidentified suspects attempted to break into Loon Grocery by breaking the plate glass doors. The glass was shattered, but the metal door and frame were still intact. The suspects made no entry.

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LOWRY HILL EAST

May 14, 11:30 p.m., Intersection of Emerson Avenue and 29th Street
A woman noticed an unidentified man and woman walking with a purse that resembled her own. Upon returning to her vehicle, which was parked by Stella’s Fish Cafe, the woman saw her passenger-side window was broken, and her purse was gone. The purse was eventually found in a bush with all credit cards and check blanks gone.

May 16, 12:00 a.m., 3008 Bryant Ave. S.

A Schaefer Hardwood Floors van parked behind the company’s building was broken into. The unidentified suspects broke the driver-side window and stole all the flooring equipment in the vehicle.

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WHITTIER

May 12, 12:30 a.m., 2809 Pleasant Ave. S.
A man left his wallet at a business on West Lake Street and Pleasant Avenue. Upon realizing this, he called the business, but the employee said two unidentified suspects had already claimed the wallet.

+ May 14, 11:30 p.m., 2633 Stevens Ave. S.
An unidentified suspect assaulted a victim. The victim may have received a broken nose, but declined emergency services.

May 16, 6:00 p.m., 2729 Harriet Ave. S.
A woman brought two men to join her and her friends back at her house after meeting them at a festival. The victim brought the two men to her room, so she could show them something.  At this point, the woman said the two unidentified suspects must have noticed both her computer and cell phone sitting on her desk. Soon after, the victim and her friends left the house with the two unidentified suspects staying behind to wait for a cab. The victim returned to find her computer, cell phone and phone case missing and although the two men seemed to be “very nice people,” she suspects they took the items.

Crime reports

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.

CEDAR ISLES DEAN

April 30, between 3:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., Lake Calhoun Parkway and Lake Street
An unknown suspect smashed a parked vehicle’s passenger-side window, emptied a purse that was on the floor and took multiple items while the vehicle’s owner was on a walk. 


EAST HARRIET

May 3, 4 p.m., 4455 Dupont Ave. S.
An unknown suspect stole a vehicle while the owner was inside doing construction work. The owner said he thought his keys were in his jacket pocket or on his belt, but he couldn’t find them. A neighbor saw the vehicle drive away, but didn’t know it was being stolen and didn’t get a description of the driver.

EAST ISLES

Between 6 p.m. April 30 and 7:20 a.m. May 1, 1516 W. Lake St.
An unknown suspect broke into 11 businesses in the same building, ransacking each of them and taking cash, a digital camera, a black duffel bag and other items. The building did not have an alarm or video surveillance system. Police were unsure how the suspect entered the building, which has numerous exterior doors. Each of the doors had possible pry marks on them.

April 30, 2:30 a.m., 1422 W. Lake St.
Two suspects broke into and vandalized a management company while it was closed. The suspects were caught on surveillance video.

FULTON

April 28, between midnight and 10:30 a.m., 4929 Beard Ave. S.
Someone went through a fence at the rear of a property and stole a permanent, fixed grill while the homeowner was sleeping. The owner called the gas company to have the gas shut off immediately after discovering the grill was gone.

LOWRY HILL EAST

April 29, between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., 2920 Bryant Ave. S.
An employee at Uptown Colonics left the business unlocked briefly while running an errand in the building. During that time, an unknown suspect walked into the business and took $300 from the petty cash box.


LYNNHURST

Between 10:30 p.m. May 2 and 8:30 a.m. May 3, 4933 Girard Ave. S.
A parked car was stolen from a driveway while its owner was asleep. The owner told police it was locked and he still had the keys. No glass was found at the scene.

STEVENS SQUARE

May 1, 7 p.m., 1820 Stevens Ave. S.
Unknown suspects robbed a man at gunpoint. The man was able to take down the license plate of the suspect vehicle.

WHITTIER

April 28, 9 p.m., 2427 Blaisdell Ave. S.
Multiple suspects who knew the victim showed up at his apartment for a visit, then pointed a knife at him and stole some undisclosed items.

April 29, 2:20 a.m., 10 W. Lake St.
Officers were dispatched to an assault in progress. The caller said two females were attacking another female with a baseball bat. The suspects were arrested and taken to Hennepin County Jail, and their vehicles were impounded. The victim was treated at Hennepin County Medical Center.

May 3, 3:30 p.m., 200 W. Lake St.
A manager at Walgreens told police a male suspect had been breaking a lock to remove a trash can in the store’s front entrance. The suspect would rummage through the garbage to find receipts for items paid for with cash, and then steal the items and return them in exchange for money, the manager said. The store has video of the suspect.


WINDOM

+ April 27, 9:30 p.m., 62nd Street West and Wentworth Avenue South
Two-to-three men robbed a young man who fled on foot into Richfield. His injuries were minor, but he asked to be transported in an ambulance to the hospital. 

May 1, 2 p.m., 6010 Lyndale Ave. S.
A woman was arrested for attempting to steal more than $500 worth of products from Bachman’s. The woman was taken to Hennepin County Jail.