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.
34th & Dupont
Aug. 4, 11:15 p.m.
Officers were dispatched to a multi-unit residential building on the report of a burglary of dwelling. Upon arrival they talked to a 23-year-old woman who said she was in the shower in her second-floor dwelling when she heard scraping at her window. She told officers she looked out her blind and saw a hand at the window, at which point the unknown suspect fled the scene. Officers observed a tear in the window screen and a garbage can near the rear of the building that may have been used in the incident. No arrests were made.
Calhoun Commons, European Wax Center
Aug. 7, 8:15 p.m.
A 21-year-old female employee of the business told police she was about to close for the evening when three women entered and asked if they could look around. The women looked at products, and one of them asked if she could use the bathroom. When the woman left the restroom, all three of them quickly left the store. The employee said she quickly realized her wallet was missing. She attempted to contact TCF Bank to cancel her credit card but reached their automated after-hours number. The alleged victim told police that by the time she was able to contact TCF her account had been cleared out and overdraft fees had accrued as well. In one transaction, the suspects charged more than $530 to her card at Target.
+ 31st & Garfield
Aug. 6, 11 p.m.
A 20-year-old man was allegedly punched in the face by an unknown suspect, who took the victim’s cellphone. The victim was bleeding from the mouth and had several teeth knocked loose as a result of the incident. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment, and no arrests were made.
+ Franklin & 2nd avenues
Aug. 7, 2:30 p.m.
A 63-year-old woman was approached from behind by two men. One allegedly distracted the victim while the other grabbed her purse. After a brief struggle, the suspects took the purse and left. No arrests were made.
+ 49th & Garfield
Aug. 2, 2 a.m.
While walking down the street, a 21-year-old man was allegedly robbed by two men in a green older-model Oldsmobile. One of the suspects brandished a gun and a total of $175 was taken from the victim, who was not physically harmed. After the incident, the suspects fled northbound on Harriet Avenue.
+ Lake & Emerson
Aug. 8, 5:15 p.m.
A 15-year-old male told police an unknown suspect punched him in the face then stole his bike. No arrests were made.
+ 25th & Aldrich
Aug. 6, 11:15 a.m.
A 33-year-old woman told police she was home when she saw someone walk in her open front door. The woman screamed, at which time the unknown suspect fled.
SuperAmerica, 3800 W. Lake St.
Aug. 6, 7 a.m.
A 57-year-old man told police he left his car running in the SuperAmerica parking lot and ran into the convenience store to make a couple quick purchases. While in the store, the victim told police he saw a black man — roughly 20 to 21 years of age, 5 feet 11 with a thin build, short hair and a baseball cap — enter his vehicle and drive off northbound on Ewing Ave. S. No arrests were made, but the incident was captured on the store’s security camera.
+ 24th & Nicollet
Aug. 2, 1:15 a.m.
A 40-year-old man was allegedly assaulted as part of an attempted robbery. After the incident, the victim transported himself to Abbott Northwestern Hospital for treatment.
No arrests were made.
29th & Pleasant
+ Aug. 3, 4 p.m.
A 34-year-old man told police he was robbed at gunpoint.
+ 57th & Lyndale
Aug. 8, 4 p.m.
A 38-year-old man told police he was home when three suspects entered his home, assaulted him and took his computer. Two teenage men and a teenage woman were arrested in connection with the incident.