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.


A string of garage robberies took place on the evening of Aug. 31 and early morning hours of Sept. 1 on and around the 6000 block of Morgan Ave. S. The trend for the robberies was that the suspect usually got into the garage through an unlocked service door and went riffling through vehicles in the garage.  

• 6025 Morgan Ave.: After entering through a service door, the suspect rummaged through a vehicle and took items.

• 6024 Logan Ave.: Suspect entered garage through unlocked service door and took items from a vehicle inside.

• 6023 Vincent Ave.: Suspect entered through unlocked service door of a garage and ransacked a vehicle, taking two iPods and a cell phone. The suspect made a call from the phone at 3:45 a.m. the next morning.

• 5716 Morgan Ave.: Suspect entered through unlocked service door and took items.


Sept. 4, 7:18 p.m. 3018 Hennepin Ave. S.
The manager of the Apple store reported that a suspect took an iPhone and left the store. The manager said the store was tracking the location of the phone but it had been turned off and they could no longer track it.


Sept. 6, 3:30 a.m. 3800 Grand Ave. S.
The front door of Better Than Ever clothing store was smashed with a brick, but no one entered the store and nothing was taken.


Sept. 3, 6:30 p.m. to 10:15 p.m. Near the Lake Harriet band shell
A man locked his bike at a bike rack just east of the Lake Harriet band shell. When he returned his bike and lock were missing.


Sept. 3, 8 a.m. 3532 Pillsbury Ave. S.
A woman parked her vehicle behind a residence and when she returned to the parking spot her vehicle was gone. She did not leave the keys in the vehicle. The woman said the brakes on the vehicle did not work.


Aug. 31, 7:45 p.m. 5105 Logan Ave. S.
A suspect entered an unlocked detached garage. The suspect took a stereo from a vehicle in the garage and also a stereo on a shelf in the garage. No damage was done to the garage or the vehicle.

Sept. 1, 3 a.m. 5140 Irving Ave. S.
An unknown suspect took a garage door opener from a vehicle in the driveway of a home. The suspect used the opener to get into the garage and entered the home through a door in the garage. While the residents were sleeping, the suspect took items from the house.


+ Aug. 31, 12:30 a.m.19th Street East/Nicollet Avenue South
A 21-year-old man was approached by an unknown suspect who demanded with a knife that the victim give him his fanny pack that was filled with cash, traveler’s checks and a passport. The suspect then left and officers could not find him.


Sept. 5, 5:30 p.m. 2711 Lake St. W.
An officer was called to the scene and found a 19-year-old man and 21-year-old woman spray painting a tree on Minneapolis Park & Recreation property. The two were cited for misdemeanor damage to property.


Sept. 1, 1:30 a.m. 5653 Wentworth Ave. S.
A man left his vehicle parked behind his residence. When he came outside he discovered his vehicle had been ransacked and items had been taken.

+ Sept. 4, 4:15 p.m. 123 59th St. E
A man suffered minor injuries after his wife assaulted him with a knife. The wife was arrested and charged with second-degree domestic assault.

Sept. 4. 7:30 p.m. 5435 Lyndale Ave. S.  
A man went to work at Walgreen’s and parked his car outside the store with his windows left slightly opened. When he returned to his vehicle after work he discovered his car stereo was taken and damage was done to his center console.


+ Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. 2640 Stevens Ave. S.
A 28-year-old man and a 49-year-old man were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center after they were stabbed. A suspect fled the scene after officers arrived.

+ Sept. 2, 10:45 p.m. 2443 Pleasant Ave. S.
Two 28-year-old men were robbed at gunpoint. They were not injured. Numerous police squads searched the area for suspects but could find none.

+ Sept. 4, 2:15 a.m. 2636 Pillsbury Ave. S.
A 24-year-old man sustained moderate injuries to his face after being robbed by a 17-year-old boy and a 19-year-old woman. The two suspects were arrested.

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.


Aug. 18, 8:30 p.m., 3120 Hennepin Ave. S.
A man parked his car at 8:30 p.m. and went to a friend’s nearby residence. At 6 a.m. the next morning he discovered that someone had smashed his passenger-side window and took his backpack.

Aug. 18, 10 p.m., 3008 Hennepin Ave. S.
A man parked his car at 9:30 p.m. in front of North Face while he went to Aura Restaurant and Bar. When he returned at 10:30 p.m. he discovered someone had broke his passenger-side window and taken his backpack.


Aug. 17, 11 p.m., 2905 Brookwood Terrace
Unknown suspects broke into a man’s garage and took his vehicle.


+ Aug. 21, 7 p.m., 2557 Dupont Ave. S.
A 39-year-old woman was arrested and charged with assault for allegedly spitting at a police officer and throwing feces at him.

Aug. 18, 6 a.m., 2800 block of Lyndale Avenue South
A woman parked her vehicle in a parking lot on the 2800 block of Lyndale Avenue South. Someone broke her window and took her purse.

+ Aug. 22, 10:30 p.m., 2549 Bryant Ave. S.
Two suspects entered an unlocked door into the residence of a 55-year-old man, a 24-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man. The suspects pointed a handgun at the victims, hit them with the handgun and ordered them into the bathroom while they took things from the residence.


+ Aug. 22, 6:10 a.m., 3309 Nicollet Ave. S.
A 50-year-old man was robbed at gunpoint. Two male suspects took $50 and a cell phone before fleeing the scene.

+ Aug. 22, 3:18 p.m., 35 33rd St. W.
A 22-year-old man was about to enter a residence when unknown suspects attempted to rob him at gunpoint. The suspects fled on foot. Nothing was taken and the man suffered no injuries.


Aug. 19, 8:30 a.m., 5052 Morgan Ave. S.
When a man returned home from work in the evening he discovered his door had been pried open and unknown suspects had taken an antique wedding ring and an antique Kodak camera.


Aug. 18,10:00 p.m., 1905 3rd Ave. S.
According to witnesses, a man in his early 20s, armed with a black revolver, took $250 from the Third Avenue Market. The suspect is described in his 20s, 5 feet 8, black, with a medium build and wearing a black shirt, black pants and white bandana over his face. He has black frizzy hair. He was driving a newer-model red Buick with a white top.

+ Aug. 18, 11:30 p.m., 19th Street East and 2nd Avenue South
A 20-year-old woman was robbed by an unknown suspect. She lost cash and a cell phone and received bruising and swelling to her cheek.

Aug. 18, 8 p.m., 508 Ridgewood Ave.
An unknown suspect cut through the screen window of an apartment and took a woman’s bicycle. Nothing else was taken and no one witnessed the incident.


Aug. 20, 11 a.m., Calhoun Parkway and Lake Street West
An Edina man parked his car and went for a run around the lake. When he returned a few hours later his car was gone. The man said he had locked his car.


+ Aug. 17, 4:30 p.m., 2930 Blaisdell Ave. S.
A 15-year-old boy was assaulted by three suspects who took his bicycle.

+ Aug. 22, 10:00 p.m., 2609 Blaisdell Ave. S.
Two 15-year-old boys were robbed at gunpoint.

+ Aug. 21, 4:15 a.m., 2119 Pillsbury Ave. S.
A 44-year-old woman was arrested and charged with assault for allegedly stabbing a 29-year-old man in the back with a kitchen knife.


Aug. 21, midnight, 5700 Pillsbury Ave. S.
An unknown suspect stole a woman’s vehicle that was parked in front of her residence.