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.
3000 Hennepin Ave. S. Nov. 10, 6:00 p.m.
Several unknown persons stole an estimated $2,000 worth of items from Victoria’s Secret when they walked out without paying.
+ 37th & Blaisdell
Nov. 8, between 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
A 34-year-old man was walking home from the bar when an unknown person, who may have had a gun, demanded his money. The man complied and then the unknown person beat him unconscious. The man awoke sometime later, went home and to bed, then reported the crime to the police the next day.
+ 2000 Emerson Ave. S.
Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.
An unknown person robbed a 75-year-old woman of her purse and then fled. The woman suffered minor injuries though she declined medical treatment.
Lowry Hill East
1935 Bryant Ave. S.
Nov. 13, between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
A 40-year-old man said his ex-girlfriend used keys he did not give her to enter his apartment. She gained access to his Facebook account and changed the settings on his Match.com account so that she would receive the same email notifications as he would. She admitted to doing this in an email to the man.
607 W. Lake St.
Nov. 9, 3:30 p.m.
A 63-year-old man parked his car in a business parking lot. When he returned after a short time, his car was gone and there was a bike in its place. The bike was impounded.
3142 Grand Ave. S.
Nov. 12, overnight
A 24-year-old man lost his cellular phone in the street. He called his phone from another line and a man answered, demanding $75–$100 for the phone’s return. Two other people called the phone and each time a man answered, demanding money for its return.
5114 Knox Ave. S.
Nov. 13, 4:30 a.m.
A 48-year-old woman said she’d parked her car in an alley driveway spot overnight. Early in the morning her husband awoke to the sound of her car alarm and when he investigated the alarm he saw an unknown person
running away down the alley.
19th & First
Nov. 10, overnight
A 29-year-old parked his car overnight and when he returned in the morning there was broken glass on the ground
and his car was gone. It was the second time his car was stolen this month.
Franklin & 4th
Nov. 11, 2:50 p.m.
A 60-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle, and when the car that hit her pulled over, three suspects got out and fled on foot. It was a stolen car that was later impounded. The woman was not injured.
3100 Excelsior Ave.
Nov. 11, overnight
Unknown people burglarized the My Burger restaurant and unspecified items were stolen.
+ 10 W. Lake St.
Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m.
An unknown person stabbed a 61-year-old man in the right wrist or forearm and then fled on foot. A security camera at a nearby business may have recorded the attacker fleeing.
200 W. Lake St.
Nov. 13, 10:40 p.m.
A 26-year-old woman attempted to steal items from Walgreen’s. She assaulted the staff when they tried to stop her. Police arrested her and found she had a misdemeanor warrant as well.
2900 block Blaisdell Ave. S.
Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m.
A 25- to 30-year-old man said he intentionally left his car keys in his parked car. When he returned to the car, his keys were gone. He demanded that police file a report.
59th & Nicollet
Nov. 10, 11:30 a.m.
An 86-year-old woman bent over to pick up an item while shopping and when she turned back around her purse was gone from her shopping cart. Her credit card was used at a McDonald’s in Minneapolis. There were also charges for $69 worth of gas in Brooklyn Park and at a Red Box DVD rental machine.