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.
5400 block of Washburn Ave. S. Morning of May 12
An unknown suspect broke into a single-family home in the morning and stole two laptop computers, a men’s gold class ring and a TV from the master bedroom. The suspect gained entry by prying the back door open. Neighbors did not see anything suspicious.
+ 31st & Hennepin, May 10, around midnight
A 30-year-old man was walking northbound on Hennepin Avenue when he heard a voice behind him say, “Hey.” The man turned around and was punched several times in the right side of his head and eye. He described the suspect as a white male with blond hair. The suspect stole the man’s wallet and cell phone and left him with a bruised right eye.
1800 block of W. 37th St. May 13, 8:00 p.m.
A 33-year-old woman parked her car and went to take her dog for a walk. She was gone one hour. When she returned she found her front window smashed in. The two guns and magazines in the glove compartment were gone.
LOWRY HILL EAST
+ 2900 block of Hennepin Ave. S. May 15, 4:30 p.m.
Two men, aged 26 and 21, were arrested after assaulting and inflicting multiple injuries on a 28-year-old man in front of the McDonalds at the intersection of Lagoon and Hennepin avenues.
+ 2400 block of Garfield Ave. S. May 15, 12:00 p.m.
Two roommates got into a verbal argument that escalated to violence. Police were called. The victim, a 29-year-old man, was knocked down and choked. He said the hold the other man put him in injured his back.
Mantra Body Temple, 401 W. Lake St. Night of May 12
An unknown suspect broke into Mantra Body Temple sometime between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. The suspect shattered the front glass door, pried open the safe and stole about $2,000.
+ 35th & Stevens, May 10, 1:45 p.m.
A man at the intersection of 35th & Stevens stopped behind a 29-year-old female’s vehicle, got out and kicked it. He pulled her out of the car and punched her in the face and head five times. He got back into his car and sped off, nearly hitting the woman standing by her car. The woman received a black eye and broken blood vessels in her right eye.
+ 1900 block of Lyndale Ave. S. May 15, 12:30 a.m.
A man was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center after being the victim of an aggravated assault.
+ 2500 block of Harriet Ave. S. May 19, 6:00 p.m.
Two men, ages 27 and 31, assaulted a 43-year-old man. He was punched, kicked and stabbed in the chest and left arm. The stab wounds were not life threatening. The two men were positively identified and booked by police.