Editor’s note: Alleged crimes against persons (assault, murder) feature the + symbol. This compilation of crime reports provides highlights of area criminal activity. It’s not intended to be a comprehensive overview of Southwest crime.
+ 3200 block of Bryant Ave. S. June 8, 9:45 p.m.
A 44-year-old man was arrested after striking his girlfriend, 40, with a dining chair, inflicting a serious head injury. She was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment. The man was booked at the Hennepin County Jail and was charged with felony second-degree domestic abuse.
2448 Hennepin Ave. S. June 13, 10 p.m.
A male suspect threatened two workers at the Holiday gas station, implying he had a gun in the waistband of his pants. The suspect took all the cash from the cash register and the drop box. Surveillance cameras captured footage of the robbery.
2300 block of Cromwell Drive. June 9, 10:00 a.m.
An unknown suspect entered the unlocked front door of a single-family home and stole a purse and fanny pack containing cash, house and car keys, credit cards, a debit card, a camera and an iPod that were in the dining room. The approximate total value of the stolen property was $245. The residents of the home, a 47-year-old woman and her husband, were in the backyard doing yard work.
3322 W. 44 St. June 7, 5:00 p.m.
An unknown suspect attempted to break into Dunrite Automotive. The reporting person found the dead bolt lock on the front business door broken into two pieces even though the bolt was still extended into the doorframe. Police reported there were no alarms or surveillance cameras. The estimated damage was $30.
1700 block of Hennepin Ave. S. June 12, 10 p.m.
An unknown suspect broke into a parked car through the passenger side window, stealing a GPS unit from the center console and an iPhone from the car’s owner, a 23-year-old woman.
3500 block of Harriet Ave. S. June 9, 11:15 p.m.–11:40 p.m.
Two unknown suspects cut through the screen of a kitchen window, entered the apartment of a 24-year-old woman and stole various items. The woman returned to her apartment and saw the backs of the suspects as they escaped through the front door.
+ 300 block of 18 St. E. June 7, 1:40 p.m.
A male suspect possibly stabbed a woman multiple times with a large knife inside of the ground level apartment before fleeing the scene. The 39-year-old woman let her dog outside shortly before the incident and returned to find an unknown man in her building. She fought the suspect before he escaped out the back door. The woman was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.
Franklin & Nicollet, June 9, 4:30 p.m.
An unknown suspect pulled a knife on a woman, 48, and threatened to kill her. The victim then ran away. She was not injured.
1900 Clinton Ave. S. June 13, 2:10 p.m.
Two men were arrested after breaking into an apartment building. The victim, a 34-year-old man, saw them break in, stopped them and discovered the suspects were carrying burglary tools. Both of the suspects were booked at Hennepin County Jail for burglary.
115 E. 54 St. June 11, 11:00 a.m.
An unknown suspect entered the secure garage area of Creekside Commons apartment building without force and damaged the property by breaking several exit signs, emergency lamps, windows and thermostat covers. The interior of the garage is covered with surveillance cameras.
+ 25th & Garfield, June 11, 2:15 a.m.
A 35-year-old man was riding home on his bicycle and stopped at the intersection to send a text message on his cell phone. Another man approached him and demanded he hand over his cell phone and wallet. The suspect brandished a long-barreled revolver. The victim pleaded to keep his wallet and asked the suspect to take only his cash, instead. The suspect agreed and seized his cell phone and $40 cash. The suspect was described as having a dark complexion with a medium length natural afro with blonde tips wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.
+ 2600 block of Pleasant Ave. S. June 13, 10:20 p.m.
An unidentified suspect robbed a 32-year-old woman at gunpoint. She refused medical attention.
+ 200 block W. Lake St. June 10, 9:40 p.m.
Two unidentified suspects robbed and assaulted a 61-year-old man. He declined medical attention.
2600 block of Blaisdell Ave. S. June 13, 4:30 p.m.
An unidentified suspect broke into an apartment building and stole cash from a shoebox on top of a dresser. The woman who lives in the apartment said she left her two sons inside and said one of her sons kept entering and leaving the apartment room. There was no damage.
2700 Nicollet Ave. S. June 11, 5:15 a.m.
An unidentified suspect robbed Emily’s Beauty Salon, leaving with $2,000 cash and other miscellaneous items.
2012 Nicollet Ave. S. June 11, 12:30 p.m.
A 56-year-old man found his unoccupied stolen vehicle in the parking lot of Franklin-Nicollet Liquor Store. He had a spare vehicle key and recovered it, observing no damage or loss from the vehicle. The security camera from the liquor store captured a visual of the suspect, possibly a woman. The suspect entered the liquor store at 12:30 p.m. and once she returned to the car, she tried starting it but it appeared the battery had died, so she walked away.