Crime Reports from late May

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.


May 28, 11:25 a.m.

Franklin and Nicollet

Officers watched as a 47-year-old man walked around an intersection with a bottle of liquid. When they stopped him, the man admitted the bottle contained alcohol. The man was cited for open bottle.


May 28, 6 p.m.

3100 block of Girard Avenue South

A 27-year-old man set his bicycle against a boulevard tree while door knocking for a political campaign. While he was speaking to someone, his bike was stolen.


May 26, 2:30 p.m.

2401 Hennepin Ave. S.

Suspects went into a business, distracted workers and took an employee’s wallet and cell phone from a countertop.

May 28, 10:30 p.m.

2200 block of Bryant Avenue South

Police executed a search warrant at the apartment of 46 year old man. Officers found 10 grams of heroin. He was arrested on a felony narcotics charge.

May 23-29

1000 block of West Lake Street

A 24-year-old woman left her bicycle locked to a rack near her apartment building. While she was gone for the holiday weekend her bike was stolen.

May 26, 2:10 a.m.

1300 block of Lagoon Avenue

Officers cited a 31-year-old man for public urination after officers saw him urinating in an alley.


May 24 to 28

Blaisdell and 33rd Avenue

A man parked his vehicle on the street over Memorial Day weekend. When he returned to the vehicle on Tuesday morning, a window had been broken out and his GPS device was missing.


May 23 to 27

4200 block of Pleasant Avenue South

A 27-year-old Hutchinson woman parked her vehicle in front of a friend’s house. While she was up north for the holiday weekend, someone broke into the vehicle and stole unspecified items.

May 27, 1:50 p.m.

4000 block Grand Avenue South

A security alarm was tripped when a burglar attempted to kick open the back door of a house. The suspect fled the scene at the sound of the alarm, leaving the door handle damaged and cracked.


May 18 to 25

4800 block of Ewing Avenue South

A man left his house for a week while it was being remodeled. While he was away, unspecified items were taken from his home.


May 23 to 26

4500 block of Bryant Avenue South

A home was burglarized.

May 27, 12:30 a.m.

3400 block of Aldrich Avenue South

A burglar entered an apartment through a window after prying off the screen. The suspect then left through the front door. The apartment owner was home at the time of the break-in and reported nothing had been stolen.

+ May 27, 1:20 a.m.

2400 block of Lyndale Avenue South

A 30-year-old man was assaulted at a bus stop as he reached for a cigarette. He was hit in the face with an unknown object and knocked unconscious. When he awoke, he found his cell phone, wallet and apartment keys missing.


May 27, 2:30 a.m.

1900 block of Hennepin Avenue South

A 28-year-old woman told police that her boyfriend had assaulted her.


May 27, 7:30 a.m.

2700 block of Stevens Avenue South

A 24-year-old man reported a death threat from a woman whom he had met on Facebook and subsequently dated. The woman had recently discovered that the man currently has a girlfriend.

May 27, 4 p.m.

2600 block of Lyndale Avenue South

Two people parked their vehicle and went to dinner. Upon their return, they found that the passenger-side window was broken and a laptop was missing from inside.


May 27, 6 p.m.

Cedar Lake Parkway

Two men were arrested for doing graffiti at Brownie Lake. A witness confirmed their identities. One of the men was cited for damage to property.


May 26, 10 p.m.

3200 block of East Lake Calhoun Parkway

A 25-year-old man noticed unauthorized use of his credit cards after he had left his wallet in a taxi. Charges were made at two Redbox locations, a Holiday gas station and at a Target.