Crime reports

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.

LOWRY HILL EAST

May 22, 5 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
2300 block of Bryant Avenue South

A 25-year-old woman left her apartment window unlocked when leaving for work in the morning. When she returned, she discovered a burglar had entered her apartment and took items. Police were unable to retrieve evidence.

May 25, 7:45 p.m.
2500 block of Aldrich Avenue South

A motorcycle reportedly stolen May 13 was recovered after the complainant’s son found the vehicle parked near their home. A police report stated the incident was suspicious, given the proximity of the crime and recovery. The motorcycle owner is the complainant’s ex-wife who lives in Bloomington. Police were asked by complainant not to disclose his address to his ex-wife. 

May 23, 11 p.m.
2916 Lyndale Avenue South

A 39-year-old woman was arrested on misdemeanor theft charges for allegedly stealing the wallet and iPhone of a 22-year-old woman in the bathroom of the VFW.

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KINGFIELD

May 27, 7:30 p.m.
3700 block of Pleasant Avenue South

A rock thrown through the passenger’s side window of a car was the entry point for a burglar who stole items from the vehicle’s glove box.

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STEVENS SQUARE

May 23, 11:15 p.m.
100 block of 19th Street East

A 20-year-old man was arrested in connection with a burglary and forced entry of a woman’s home after the woman forced a man out of her apartment and called police.

May 26–27, overnight.
2100 block of 1st Avenue South

A car was stolen from a parking garage. One of the vehicle’s doors was unable to lock properly, the victim told police.

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TANGLETOWN

May 27-28, overnight
24 Diamond Lake Road E.

A car was stolen after the victim left her key in the ignition and her car unlocked overnight, expecting her sister to pick the vehicle up, a police report said. The victim’s sister had decided not to retrieve the vehicle that night but apparently did not tell the vehicle owner, the report indicated.

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EAST HARRIET

May 27, 12:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m. 2400 block of Lake
Harriet Parkway East

A garage was broken into and burglarized.

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LYNNHURST

May 24–25, overnight.
5300 block of Fremont Avenue South

A garage and vehicles in the garage were broken into and burglarized. A car stereo and several other items were stolen.

May 22, 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m.
5000 block of Knox Avenue South

A 76-year-old man parked his vehicle in a parking lot for several hours. When he returned and drove his vehicle, it wasn’t running properly. The man took the vehicle to a mechanic, who advised him that his catalytic converted had been ripped out.

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CEDAR-ISLES-DEAN

May 26–27, overnight.
2900 block of Ewing Avenue South

A 46-year-old woman’s car was stolen after a person entered her home through an unlocked window, stole her purse with the vehicle’s keys in it and found the car parked out front.

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ECCO

May 22–23, overnight
2400 block of Humboldt Avenue South

Four bikes were stolen from a garage after someone forced entry into the space by breaking a deadbolt lock.

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WEST CALHOUN


May 28, 5:15 p.m.
Thomas Beach, Lake Calhoun

A 24-year-old woman had her cell phone stolen at the beach.

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LINDEN HILLS

May 22, 2 to 3 p.m.
47th and Beard

A 14-year-old Southwest High School student went outside for gym class, leaving his backpack in the gym with others. Someone took his cell phone from his backpack.