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.
Dec. 9, 12:30 p.m.
2855 Hennepin Ave. S.
+ A 13-year-old boy threatened to rob people at the Uptown Transit Station, saying he had a gun. Officers arrested the boy but did not recover a weapon.
Overnight Dec. 9 to Dec. 10
1440 W. Lake St.
An unknown suspect entered the Suit Up business overnight and stole $2,800 worth of suits and dress clothing. No force was evident on the building, but the back doors were unlocked when the business was opened the next day.
Lake Harriet band shell
Dec. 7, 6 a.m.
Officers were alerted to a vehicle in Lake Harriet, behind the band shell. The vehicle was towed from the lake. The owner said the vehicle had been stolen.
Dec. 11, 11:30 p.m.
3300 block of Blaisdell Ave. S.
+ A 50-year-old man and a 39-year-old woman were assaulted by a suspect they live with.
LOWRY HILL EAST
Dec. 8, 10:45 a.m.
2752 Lyndale Ave. S.
+ The Subway restaurant was robbed.
Overnight Dec. 8 to Dec. 9
2704 Lyndale Ave. S.
An officer on patrol discovered a broken window at the Sunnyside Up Café. The suspect fled the scene and the window was boarded up.
Dec. 9 or Dec. 10
4701 Nicollet Ave. S.
An unknown suspect broke into a Betz Builders construction trailer and took multiple tools. The owner said the same thing happened two months earlier. He told police the company does not have insurance, but most of the tools are marked “Betz.”
Dec. 9 or Dec. 10
4608 Stevens Ave. S.
A 66-year-old man told police that unknown suspects broke into his garage and stole his lawnmowers.
Dec. 10, 1:30 p.m.
201 49th St. W.
+ A 16-year-old student at Washburn High School was struck with in the head with a large glass bottle. The boy sustained lacerations to his head that required stitches. The suspect, another student, was identified by witnesses but did not find the students on first check at the school-listed address.
Overnight Dec. 7 into Dec. 8
3146 Calhoun Blvd.
An unknown suspect broke in the back door of an apartment building, likely using a crow bar. Once inside, the suspect broke into the laundry room and tried to remove the cash machine from the wall. The suspect was unsuccessful and only damaged the wall. All doors to the building are locked and need electronic access. The apartment staff had already begun repairing the damage, and police were unable to lift fingerprints from the scene.
Dec. 10, 1:30 p.m.
2001 Lyndale Ave. S.
A police officer was called to help an EMS crew and found an intoxicated 47-year-old woman. The officer took the woman to Detox. While walking onto the elevator, the woman spit in the officer’s face. The woman was arrested on charges of assaulting a police officer.
Dec. 11, 1:45 p.m.
2001 Nicollet Ave. S.
An unknown suspect robbed the CVS/pharmacy. The suspect was gone when officers arrived. Surveillance discs were retrieved from the store and the case is under investigation.
Dec. 12, 10 a.m.
610 28th St. W.
A suspect entered Salem Lutheran Church through a hole, as the church is under renovation. The suspect then left through the front door, dragging the church’s snow blower. The suspect put the machine in his truck and took off.
Dec. 10, 4:45 p.m.
6050 Nicollet Ave. S.
A woman parker her car at the Tailgate Sports Café. When she returned 90 minutes later, the front passenger window had been smashed and her laptop computer from her work was missing.