Editor’s note: Alleged crimes against persons (assault, rape, murder, etc.) 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.
Feb. 2, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
5439 Washburn Ave. S.
A man parked his station wagon outside his home, and at 9:30 p.m. he noticed the dome light was on. The door was ajar and someone had rifled through his glove box, apparently taking his insurance card. Nothing else — including loose change and his gloves — had been taken.
Feb. 6, 7 a.m.
5211 Vincent Ave. S.
A woman let her dog out in the morning, noticing that her rear gate was locked. After she let her dog back in, she noticed the gate was open, as was the service door to her garage. She discovered that someone had opened her car door and taken some loose change and a roll of quarters.
Feb. 6, 2 a.m.
5536 Irving Ave. S.
A man saw someone inside of his garage and called 911. The man yelled out of his window that he was calling the police, and the suspect took off on a bicycle. About $5 in change had been taken from two vehicles in the garage.
Feb. 5-6, Overnight
2711 W. 44th St.
A 26-year old man parked his SUV on the street overnight. When his girlfriend was leaving the next morning, she noticed the wheels of the vehicle were missing. The man also said someone had tried to remove the vehicle doors.
Jan. 31–Feb.1, Overnight
311 Kenwood Parkway
A woman awoke in the morning to find the contents of her purse spilled out onto the floor of her kitchen in her second-level apartment. She also discovered that both her and her husband’s computers were missing. Police said the burglar likely entered through the second-level balcony of the apartment, which is about 8 feet off the ground. The porch door was unlocked.
LOWRY HILL EAST
Feb. 4, 4 p.m.
2737 Hennepin Ave. S.
Robert P. Gagnon, 43, of Minneapolis, allegedly tried to steal a center punch from Ace Hardware, but a 29-year-old store employee caught him and put Gagnon in citizens arrest. Gagnon, intoxicated, said he wanted to use the center punch to break into vehicles because he had no money. Gagnon threatened the store employee before police arrived. He was arrested and taken to the Hennepin County Jail.
Jan. 31, 3 a.m.
1812 Nicollet Ave. S.
Police arrested Ryan L. Williams, 42, of Minneapolis, on charges that he burglarized Hot Wireless.
+ Feb. 2, 2:20 a.m.
Franklin Avenue at 1st Avenue South
Two men, both in their early 20s, were walking home when two suspects, armed with a knife and a gun, demanded their wallets. The men handed over their wallets to the suspects, who fled on foot. After the men returned home and called 911, police were unable to locate the suspects.
Feb. 5-6, Overnight
3100 Excelsior Blvd.
Officers were called to My Burger because someone had reported a possible burglary. The back window of the restaurant had been broken. The suspects had already left, but not before they tried unsuccessfully to pry into the office door. Nothing else had been disturbed.
+ Feb. 2, 6:15 a.m.
2621 2nd Ave. S.
A 44-year old woman said she and her boyfriend got into an argument which led to her boyfriend hitting her in the head with a board and stabbing her in the leg with a kitchen knife. The boyfriend left before officers arrived. The woman was treated at the scene, but refused to be taken to the hospital.