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.
+ Sept. 1, 8:30 a.m.
3300 block of 1st Avenue South
A 53-year-old man said he was robbed at gunpoint by an acquaintance.
Aug. 30, 3 a.m. to 3 p.m.
323 W. Lake St.
An unknown suspect or suspects broke into Uptown Pizza and took cash from the register and cash box.
Aug. 28, 4 a.m. to 10 a.m.
3500 block of Irving Avenue South
An unknown suspect tried to break into the residence of a 100-year-old woman by prying off her window screen. The suspect was unable to enter the residence.
LOWRY HILL EAST
Sept. 3, noon to 2 p.m.
2600 block of Dupont Avenue South
An unknown suspect broke into the apartment of three young adults and took two laptop computers, a camera, a tobacco grinder, an iPod and two backpacks.
Aug. 29-30, overnight
2300 block of Colfax Avenue South
Unknown suspects tried to break into an apartment by peeling the rubber molding from an exterior storm door’s window screen.
Aug. 28, midnight
2700 block of Blaisdell Avenue South
A 41-year-old man left his vehicle parked behind his building. At 3 a.m. he noticed it was missing. There was no broken glass at the scene. The man said he was in possession of the vehicle’s keys.
Aug. 29, 8:30 a.m.
2500 block of Stevens Avenue South
A 22-year-old man said he lost his keys near the intersection of 25th and Stevens. Because he couldn’t find his keys, he got a ride home from a friend, leaving his car parked in the area. When he returned the next day, his vehicle was gone. The man said his car had “nice” rims.
Aug. 29-30, from 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.
5200 block of Morgan Avenue South
A 40-year-old man said someone took the license plate from his car.
Sept. 1-2, overnight
59th and Grand
Someone broke into a 43-year-old man’s vehicle via his driver’s side window. The suspect tried top pry the stereo loose, but only was able to get the stereo’s face off. The suspect also spray painted the number “13” on the hood as well as what appeared to be a pitch fork on the door. There were pry marks on the trunk, but no entry was made. The suspect left an orange Allen wrench in the vehicle.
Sept. 3, 3 to 5 p.m.
Lake Harriet’s North Beach
Someone stole a cell phone from a boy who had put his phone inside his bike helmet while at the beach.
Aug. 28-29, overnight
4100 block of Bryant Avenue South
Someone took 10 blocks from a small retaining wall in front of a home.
Aug. 28, 5:45 p.m.
3001 Hennepin Ave. S.
The owner of a small clothing store on the first floor of Calhoun Square said she left her laptop computer on top of her check-out counter whole she went into the back room for a short time. When she returned, the laptop was missing.
Aug. 30-31, overnight
2400 block of Irving Avenue South
Someone stole the gate from a woman’s fence, using tools to remove the bolts.
Sept. 2, 12:45 a.m.
Franklin and Blaisdell
Two suspects assaulted a 61-year-old cab driver and took off without paying their fare. The driver did not require medical attention.
— Compiled by Nick Halter