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.
3232 Bryant Ave. S.
Oct. 11, between 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
A 38-year-old man returned home and found that it had been broken into and ransacked.
Vision World, 3001 Hennepin Ave. S.
Oct. 16, 2 p.m.
A Vision World employee noticed a 62-year-old man slip a pair of glasses up his coat sleeve and attempt to leave. The employee conducted a citizen’s arrest of the man, who was later arrested by police.
+ 26th & Garfield
Oct. 14, 2:30 p.m.
A 28-year-old woman was walking down the street when the man in front of her turned and started yelling at her. He then bear hugged the woman tightly, stealing a $20 bill from her purse and then fleeing on foot.
Chipotle, 2600 Hennepin Ave. S.
Oct. 17, 2:30 p.m.
A 34-year-old man was ordering food inside Chipotle with his car parked in the restaurant’s lot. When he returned, one the car’s windows was smashed and his satellite radio receiver had been stolen.
Lowbrow, 4244 Nicollet Ave. S.
Oct 16–17, overnight
Unknown suspects gained access to Lowbrow and stole multiple items. The police report did not include a dollar amount. The crime lab processed the scene.
Lowry Hill East
+ 26th & Dupont
Oct. 13, 9:30 p.m.
An unknown suspect robbed a 33-year-old woman at gunpoint. The suspect took her iPhone and fled on foot.
3033 Garfield Ave S
Oct. 17, 11 p.m.
Police responded to a call regarding a vehicle parked behind the address above for two days. The car had been reported as stolen. Police tried to notify the owner but were unable to. The car was towed to the Minneapolis impound lot.
Washburn Public Library,
5422 Lyndale Ave. S. Oct. 13, 3 p.m.
A 50-year-old man’s truck was broken into while he was in the library. His bag was missing and later found in a nearby alley. His iPhone and laptop were missing from the bag.
Lehman’s Garage, 5431 Lyndale Ave. S.
Unknown suspects broke into the overnight key drop-box at Lehman’s Garage and stole two cars left for repairs using the stolen keys. Both were parked on the street outside the repair shop’s fence.
+ 6100-block Nicollet Ave. S.
Oct. 15, between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m.
A 32-year-old woman reported to police that following an argument with a friend the friend struck her in the back of the head with a large knife, requiring a trip to the hospital and nine stitches.
+ 27th & Stevens
Oct. 12, 11:30 a.m.
An unknown suspect struck a 37-year-old man, knocking him off his bike. Seven more unknown suspects the attacked the man. The man fled and was chased by the suspects for one-and-a-half blocks. The man went to Kmart and called the police.
2707 Grand Ave. S.
Oct. 13–14, overnight
A 46-year-old man reported his Notre Dame class of 1987 ring had been stolen from his room in a sober house. His door may have been unlocked. He said he suspected another resident who had shown interest in the ring and had offered to buy it.
+ 3335 Blaisdell Ave. S.
Oct. 14, 6 p.m.
A 19-year-old man was stabbed in the side and back of the neck multiple times with either a pen or a pencil. Three teens and a 28-year-old man were arrested, two of who will be charged with aggravated assault.
+ 2930 Blaisdell Ave. S.
Oct. 15, 4 a.m.
Police responded to a call of a fight at a party. When they arrived, they arrested a 23-year-old man for trespassing, and transported a 19-year-old woman to the hospital with unspecified injuries. Police were also shown a video depicting an unidentified 20- to 25-year-old man being stabbed.
116 W. Lake St.
Oct. 15, 8 p.m.
A 41-year-old man jumped his car to charge the battery and left it running on the street. The man left the car for two minutes and when he returned, it had been stolen.