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.
3500 block of Holmes Ave. S.
July 8, 3 p.m.
An 86-year-old woman had a tenant who decided to suddenly move out for no reason. A mover came and took the woman’s dining room table and chairs. The tenant left a child’s table and chairs where the dining set should have been.
3000 block of James Ave. S.
July 9, 11:30 a.m.
A 33-year-old woman was working at a garage sale when a customer distracted her. Her purse that was hidden under a newspaper was stolen.
Franklin & Lake of the Isles
July 9, 10:30 a.m.
A 29-year-old woman parked her car on Lake Isles Parkway. She had lost the key with the remote unlock and panic buttons in the same area the week before. When she returned to her car it was gone.
200 block of W. 42nd St.; July 6, 11 p.m.
An older couple, husband and wife, witnessed an unknown person try to force their way into a 37-year-old woman’s house. The attempt was unsuccessful, but damage was done to the screen door of the house.
4300 block of Pillsbury Ave. S.
July 6, 7:44 a.m.
A 60-year-old woman confronted a burglar as the burglar was cutting the screen of her screen door. The burglar was seen leaving the area and her home in a white vehicle.
+ 32nd & Blaisdell; July 8th, 7 p.m.
A 29-year-old woman said she was punched in the face by an unknown male attacker while he attempted to steal her purse.
3400 block of Nicollet Ave. S.
July 5, 3:55 a.m.
A 23-year-old woman was sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle at a gas station when an unknown person came out of the gas station and approached her. The person told her to get out of the car, got into the driver’s seat and left the gas station headed north on Nicollet Avenue.
1800 block of W. 49th St.
July 7, 12 a.m.
A 57-year-old man and his family were asleep in their home when a burglar entered through an unlocked first-floor window and stole two laptops, a briefcase and $1,200 cash. A bicycle was found in the bushes behind the family’s house after the incident.
1804 Nicollet Ave. S.
July 6, 3:40 p.m.
An employee at Frattallone’s Ace Hardware witnessed an unknown person trying to cut the wire on the lawnmowers with bolt cutter. The person had previously asked the manager to look at the bolt cutter and left the store without paying for the tool.
28th & Lyndale; July 8th, 4 p.m.
The construction site of a multi-level apartment complex was burglarized. Police believe the suspects climbed a chain link fence and broke a plywood door to enter the building. They got away with copper tubing and copper wire, including wire taken from within the walls and a 1,000-foot spool of copper wire.
22nd & 2nd; July 5, 10:34 p.m.
An officer was driving eastbound on 22nd Street when the squad car’s license plate reader hit on a stolen vehicle parked on the north side of the street. A 46-year-old man found in the back of the van was booked for automobile theft.
5500 block of Grand Ave. S.
July 11, 10 a.m.
A 48-year-old woman was out walking her dog when a burglar entered her house by removing a screen from her window. The burglar stole a laptop computer, cash and some antique jewelry valued at about $4,000–$5,000. Police believe the burglar left through the back door.