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. 23–24, overnight
5700 block of Emerson Avenue South
A woman’s vehicle was rummaged through and her garage was burglarized.
Feb. 24, 9 to 11 a.m.
Lake Harriet band shell
A 68-year-old woman parked her car at the band shell and walked her dogs around the lake. When she returned, her rear driver’s side window was smashed and her purse had been taken from under her seat. The suspect or suspects used her credit and debit cards.
Feb. 27, 7:45 p.m.
4000 block of Washburn Avenue South
A woman walked to her car, which was parked in front of her home. After getting in, she realized she had left her cell phone in her house. She ran back to get it, and when she walked back outside she saw a person running away with her purse.
Feb. 21-22, overnight
3000 block of W. Lake Street
A woman parked her vehicle in the underground parking garage of her building. Some time overnight, her GPS device was taken from her vehicle.
Feb. 23, 7 to 8:15 p.m.
2020 W. Lake of the Isles Parkway
A 22-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman parked their car on the street before chairing an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church. At some point during the meeting, an unknown person smashed their passenger side window and took a backpack.
Feb. 24, 11 a.m.
Lyndale & 22nd
A 53-year-old man was playing guitar outside the Wedge Community Co-op for tips.
He had plugged his cell phone into an outlet inside the store. Someone took the phone while he was outside playing. The man went to Verizon Wireless, and the staff was able to trace his phone to a World of Wireless store in St. Paul, where it had been sold.
Feb. 22, 10 p.m.
10 W. Lake St.
Taylor J. Scheller, 21, of Minneapolis, was arrested on theft charges at Kmart.
+ Feb. 26, 6:15 p.m.
22nd and 1st
A 28-year-old man was being followed by another man. When he stopped to wait for the bus, the man following him asked what time it was. The 28-year-old pulled out his cell phone to show the man, and the man grabbed the phone and ran.
Feb. 27, 4 p.m.
3009 Nicollet Ave. S.
Twice in the span of a few days, the same suspect went into a Radio Shack and took the same piece of equipment without paying.
Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m.
3001 Hennepin Ave. S.
Marc J. Hegler, 34, of Forest Lake, was arrested after he ate at the Uptown Cafeteria and Support Group and tried to leave without paying his tab. A citizen arrested him a short distance from the restaurant.
Feb. 26, 1:15 p.m.
3001 Hennepin Ave. S.
Two cell phones were taken from AT&T. The theft was captured on a surveillance system, showing a suspect removing the backs of phones from security devices.
Feb. 24, 1 a.m.
5444 Nicollet Ave. S.
An unknown suspect filled up a vehicle with gas at the Holiday station and drove off without paying. A Holiday employee wrote down the license plate number, but when police checked, the number was not on file.