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


June 11, 7 a.m.–5:30 p.m., 3135 Apt. 1 Dupont Ave. S.

The victim had been away from his apartment all day. He came home to find that the suspect had gotten into the apartment through the ground window and exited through the apartment door. The victim reported that cash, a camera, a bike and a laptop were missing. There is no information on the suspect.

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ECCO

June 12, 10:30 p.m.–June 13, 6:30 a.m., 3433 Humboldt Ave. S.
A crime was committed at a garage on the property at the above address. The victim says that the garage door was unlocked. The suspect opened the garage door to enter. A grey and blue 10-speed bike was reported missing.

June 9, 5:22 p.m., 3006 Hennepin Ave. S.
A 16-year old girl left a store with a pair of boots. The alarm went off, and the manager found the girl and located the boots in her purse. The girl admitted to taking the boots. She was cited and released for theft.

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FULTON

+ June 8, 9:02 a.m., 3414 W. 47th St.
An underage suspect was fencing stolen property inside school. She was stopped by police, but refused to answer any questions. She fought custody, threatened to hurt others and ran away. She was placed in a juvenile center. She was released after she gave her guardian’s contact information.

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KENNY

+ June 12, 12:10 a.m., 5501 Penn Ave. S.
The victim was robbed at the above address, but the suspect was gone upon the victim’s arrival. There are no clues to help locate the suspect.

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LOWRY HILL EAST

+ June 11, 1:22 a.m., 2105 Lyndale Ave S.
A victim was struck in the face with a glass beer mug, causing lacerations to his face. Another victim was also punched in the face. An arrest was made on the scene.

June 14, 11:20 p.m., W. 29th St.
A citizen called in to report a suspicious looking person looking around at parked cars. The callers witnessed the suspect reach into a smashed rear window and take a backpack from the car. The suspect hid the backpack after taking it.

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LYNDALE

June 12, 12:45 a.m., 3644 Nicollet Ave. S.
A man flagged down police officers and stated that someone struck his vehicle with their car and fled. It was later learned that this man committed a hit and run from a pending call. Earlier in the night he had attempted to hit a victim with his car. He missed, but struck another victim’s parked car. The man was charged with a hit and run.

June 14, 7 p.m., 5 W. 34th St.  

At a barbershop at the above address, a man broke a small corner of glass by the door. He reached through the broken glass to open the door from the inside. The owner of the barbershop reported that a 32-inch flat screen TV and a laptop were missing. There is no conclusive evidence and the barbershop does not have security cameras.

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WHITTIER

June 12, 8:00 a.m., 1 E. 26th St.
The victim put his bike in the hallway for a short period of time. When the victim returned, the bike was missing. The missing bike was described as a black, 12-speed bike with a green saddle bag.

June 13, 2:00 a.m., 2738 Nicollet Ave. S.
A man broke into a strip mall by prying through double glass doors of the mall and breaking the latch. He then attempted to pry through the doors of the above location. A woman working in the back heard noises coming from the door, and identified the suspect as a black male, 6 feet tall with a red baseball hat and a white shirt.There was significant damage done to the latch and locks of the doors.

+ June 14, 9:55 p.m., 2725 Pleasant Ave. S.
The suspect demanded the victim give up her purse at knifepoint.

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 29, 11:00 p.m., 3437 Aldrich Ave. S.
The victim went outside to his car, which was left unattended for the night, and found all four wheels of the vehicle had been stolen. The car was being held up on tire jacks.

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EAST HARRIET

+ May 28, 8:38 p.m., 4600 Bryant Ave. S.
A man walked into Ron’s Market waving a large knife demanding cigarettes and money. Before he was able to acquire anything, the suspect fled and was apprehended by the police soon after.

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EAST ISLES

May 26, 12:00 p.m., 2400 Hennepin Ave. S.
The suspect came into Sudz Salon attempting to return items without a receipt and was turned away. In the past, the employee told police the suspect has stolen things from various salons and attempted to return the stolen items for cash later.

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ECCO

May 27, 6:30 a.m., 3449 Humboldt Ave. S.
A car parked legally overnight was stolen. The victim said he has the keys in his possession and is not aware of how the car was actually stolen.

May 29, 1:45 a.m., 3101 E. Calhoun Parkway
Two unidentified suspects entered the underground garage of an apartment building and stole two security cameras in the garage. The entire incident was caught on the two cameras before they were removed, and further investigation is taking place.

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KINGFIELD

May 27, 8:00 a.m., 4014 Nicollet Ave. S.
Between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., the unknown suspect or suspects broke into an unoccupied house by pushing a chair up to the front door and breaking the front door’s window. The suspect or suspects then went through a nightstand located on the upper floor of the house and items located in the basement. The victim reported jewelry and a digital camera missing.

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LINDEN HILLS

May 31, 9:50 p.m., 4419 France Ave. S.
Two suspects walked into Kath Gas Plus and threatened the victim by holding a knife to her throat. After the altercation, the unidentified suspects then fled southbound on foot.

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LOWRY HILL EAST

May 30, 12:00 a.m., 713 Franklin Ave. W.
The African Hair Braiding Salon was broken into when the suspect pried open the frame of a metal door. The victim said the entire business was “ransacked.” Before the suspect exited through a window, the victim said the suspect broke into a candy machine and stole hair braids.

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STEVENS SQUARE/ LORING HEIGHTS

May 26, 1:00 p.m., 1831 2nd Ave. S.
The victim left her door unlocked and left the residence for the majority of the afternoon. Upon returning at 9 p.m., the victim noticed the door was wide open and reported a number of items missing from the apartment. There are no known suspects at this time.

+ May 25, 12:24 a.m., 1929 3rd Ave. S.
An unidentified suspect went up to a man and demanded money at gunpoint. The victim then showed the suspect that he did not have any items of value. At this point, the suspect fled on foot.

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WHITTIER

May 25, 2:30 a.m., 2608 Pillsbury Ave. S.
After a night of drinking at a bar downtown, a man, who said he had consumed too much alcohol, invited a group of men he did not know to come back with him and his girlfriend to his apartment. Once back at the apartment, the man went outside to smoke a cigarette. With the man’s girlfriend already asleep, the group of suspects locked the man outside. The man eventually gained access back into his own apartment, but the suspects had already left. When the victim awoke at about
1 p.m. the next day, he had realized a number of items had been taken from his apartment. The suspects’ identities are still unknown.

+ May 25, 10:26 a.m., 121 Lake St. E.
At China Express, an employee was counting orders behind a cash register when a suspect walked behind the counter and pointed a handgun at the employee. The suspect then ordered the man to open the cash register, but the man told the suspect he did not know how. At this point, the suspect noticed a woman sitting inside the business, and he took off running.