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

July 7, 5:55 p.m.,Intersection of 31st St. S. and Hennepin Ave. S.
While cashing a check at the bank, the suspect approached the female victim and grabbed her purse. The suspect fled the scene, but when the victim returned home, she observed the suspect driving away from her apartment building and found her purse inside the front door minus $100 in cash. The victim knew the suspect from the YMCA, but stated she did not owe the victim any money.

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EAST ISLES

July 10, 1:00 a.m., 2425 Humboldt Ave. S.
An unknown suspect broke a window on the south side of the victim’s garage next to an alley. Upon entering the garage, the suspect stole two winter tires, rims, four bicycles and an air compressor. The suspect left through the garage door.

July 10, 2:00 a.m., 2425 Girard Ave. S.
An unknown suspect cut the padlock off a wooden fence in the victim’s backyard and entered the garage through a service door. While inside, the suspect stole two bicycles, two stereo speakers as well as a cell phone charger and loose change from the victim’s car. The victim left through the garage door.

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KINGFIELD

July 10, 8:15 p.m., 225 39th St. W.
A man walked to the back of the victim’s residence and broke out a window. When the victim approached the house, the suspect left the residence the same way he came and ran away. The victim discovered a 14 carat gold bracelet missing.

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LYNDALE

+ July 8, 11:40 a.m., 3101 Garfield Ave. S. Apt. 1

The roommate of the victim threatened the victim and her boyfriend and subsequently attempted to stab them by swinging and jabbing a knife at them. The perpetrator was apprehended and transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.

July 8, 3:45 p.m., 2905 Garfield Ave. S.
Two cars were broken into at the same location at approximately the same time. One victim was leaving an appointment when he noticed the back window on the passenger side was broken. The victim’s work computer, a computer bag, a PSP PlayStation, a PSP PlayStation game, two sets of headphones and one flash drive were stolen from the vehicle. In the second incident, the rear passenger side window was broken and an unknown item was stolen. The suspect fled north on foot.

+ July 10, 1:25 a.m., 3200 Stevens Ave. S.
A woman riding her bike on the sidewalk saw the suspect riding next to her when he reportedly purposely ran his bicycle into the victim’s. When both fell to the ground, the suspect fell on top of the woman and demanded money from her. When she told the suspect she had none, he grabbed her bag, got back on his bicycle and left the area. The victim was not injured.

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STEVEN’S SQUARE/LORING HEIGHTS

July 8, 8:30 p.m., 1816 Nicollet Ave. S.
In accordance with a policy at The Family Dollar, the victim left her backpack near the register when she entered the store. When she returned to the register, her backpack was gone and she discovered that her EBT card had been used.

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WHITTIER

July 6, 5:15 a.m., Intersection of 1st Ave. S. and Lake St. E.
While waiting at the bus stop, a man took hold of the female victim’s arm and another woman went into the zipper pocket of the victim’s bag and took out a white envelope containing her rent, electric money and miscellaneous money. The pair ran away without an exchange of words.

+ July 6, 8:04 p.m., 2119 Pillsbury Ave. S.
An argument at roughly 8 p.m. between two individuals resulted in the suspect stabbing the victim with a box cutter. The victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center and the suspect was transported to the Hennepin County Jail.

July 6, 10:05 p.m., 2010 4th Ave. S.

Officers arrived to the scene of a vehicle fire after a report by a passerby. A strong odor of gasoline and standing gasoline was observed in the center console. An arson investigator arrived and processed the scene. The vehicle was impounded and held for arson.

July 8, 6 p.m., 2638 Stevens Ave. S.
A woman and her son were bringing groceries into their house when the victim’s sister and brother-in-law started yelling at her, talking about her kids and making threats to her. When the victim came back out of her house, she saw her sister getting out of the victim’s car with the victim’s purse. The sister and her husband then drove off.

+ July 11, 11:19 p.m. Intersection of 25th St. W. and Pillsbury Ave. S.
After pointing a handgun at the victim, a suspect and two other individuals fled the scene.

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.

Armatage

+ June 22, 3:25 p.m., 6004 Penn Ave. S.
A man threatened a BP employee with force to give the suspect money from the register. The suspect then fled; the K9 unit was later used to attempt to track the suspect. The matter is still
under investigation, and video surveillance of the incident from the gas station is being utilized.

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CARAG

June 24, 8 a.m., 3001 Hennepin Ave. S.
Two suspects gained access to the basement of the Il Gatto restaurant in Calhoun Square through an unlocked fire-escape door in an attempt to burglarize the establishment. A chef preparing food for later in the day saw them and they fled.

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Cedar-Isles Dean

June 23, 11:50 p.m. Intersection of 31st Street W. and Hennepin Ave. S.
A laptop computer valued at $1,400 was taken from a car parked on the street. The burglary took place sometime between 9 p.m. and 11:50 p.m.

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East Isles

June 28, 6:01 p.m., 2912 Hennepin Ave. S.

A woman attempted to leave thrift store Everyday People with stolen merchandise but was caught on video surveillance. When police arrived, she was sent to Hennepin County Medical Center “due to being unable to care for herself,” according to the police report. She admitted to having taken several prescription medications.

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Linden Hills

June 22, 4540 Drew Ave. S.
A single-family dwelling was burglarized while the family was out of town for two weeks. A laptop was taken. A family member told police the residence had been burglarized previous times while the family was out of town. Another family member is a suspect.

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LOWRY HILL EAST

June 23, 1:00 a.m., 1320 Lyndale Ave S.
When a woman left her purse in the bathroom at Cowboy Slim’s and returned to retrieve it, she found another woman rummaging through it in a stall. The victim got her purse back, but noticed her identification and cash was missing. She told the suspect to keep the cash, but requested the return of her identification. The suspect then ran out of the bathroom, out of the club and got on a motorcycle with a man who seemed to be waiting for her.

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Stevens Square


June 26, 12:54 p.m., 1900 Stevens Ave. S.

A man’s car was stolen near Stevens Square Park. The man parked and locked his car, went into the park to urinate and returned a few minutes later to find his car gone.

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WHITTIER

+ June 24, 1:25 a.m., Intersection of 24th St. W. and Garfield Ave. S.
A man told police he was robbed and hit in the face by a second man. The victim went to Hennepin County Medical Center with facial injuries. Shortly after the incident, a man with the same description given for the suspect was apprehended a few blocks from where the robbery occurred.

June 24, 5:00 p.m., Intersection of 27th St. W. and Nicollet Ave. S.
A man’s car was taken while he was inside a nearby corner store for a couple of hours. He told police his car was locked but that there was a spare key in the middle console.
Windom

June 27, 11:00 a.m., 5937 Nicollet Ave. S.
A witness observed a person walk into a Cub Foods store with empty plastic bags, proceed to fill them with products and then attempt to leave the store without paying. The witness reported the incident to police and the suspect was held until police officers arrived to the store.