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.



+ June 21, 3 p.m.

3300 block of Girard Ave. S.

Three women and four small children were threatened with a knife and handgun when a group of two men and two women broke into their home. A fight broke out between the women over an ongoing dispute regarding one of the trespassing men. The gun-wielding male intruder threatened the resident women and the trespassing group fled before police arrived on the scene. One of the resident women was injured from a thrown glass jar and was medically treated for cuts on her head.



June 20, 8:30 a.m.

3300 block of Hennepin Ave. S.

A 46-year-old man parked his car outside his home overnight. The next morning, a window was smashed. A computer bag and its contents were stolen from the backseat.

June 21, 8:30 a.m.

3000 block of James Ave. S.

A 25-year-old man reported credit card fraud when his account number was used without his consent to order $700 of Best Buy merchandise online. He subsequently cancelled his account.




June 21, 12:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.

4000 block of Lyndale Ave. S.

A woman parked her car outside a friend’s house during a lunch visit. When she returned, the back passenger-side window had been broken out. Her purse and credit cards were missing.



June 23, 2 a.m.

4300 block of Ewing Ave. S.

A 45-year-old woman flagged down a police car to report her new bicycle missing. She had left her garage door open for four hours and the bike was stolen.

+ June 23, 10 p.m.

4200 block of Linden Hills Boulevard

A 47-year-old woman was followed up her driveway by a black sedan and robbed at gunpoint.



June 21, 5 p.m.

3453 Nicollet Ave. S.

A 23-year-old man dropped his wallet as he walked out of the SuperAmerica. A nearby man walked over to pick up the wallet, inspected it and walked away. The incident was captured on the gas station’s video surveillance camera.



June 23, 5 p.m.

4800 block of E. Lake Harriet Parkway

A 46-year-old man was caught taking pictures and videos of beach-goers from his car across the street. Most people on the beach at this time were young children. He was arrested for possession of child pornography.



June 21, 3:30 a.m.–7 a.m.

2700 block of Colfax Ave. S.

The burglary of a home was reported.


June 22, 3 p.m.

2900 block of Fremont Ave. S.

A 42-year-old woman hit a moped when backing up her car. The moped’s tailpipe burnt the outside of her car. She reported the owner to police to be held accountable for damages to her vehicle.


June 23, noon

2800 block of Bryant Ave. S.

A 23-year-old man reported his bike missing from a shared and unsecured basement in his apartment building.



+ June 20, 10:45 p.m.

2300 block of Garfield Ave. S.

A 26-year-old woman reported domestic assault but declined medical treatment for her injuries. A 27-year-old man of the same residence was arrested for the assault.


June 21, 2:40 p.m.

3200 block of Garfield Ave. S.

A witness saw a man break into a car through the front passenger-side window. The thief took several CDs and rummaged through the center console.


+ June 21, 7 p.m.

2000 block of Nicollet Ave. S.

A 62-year-old woman reported her boyfriend for domestic assault. The couple had been discussing their financial problems when he became upset and violent, damaging a doorframe in their home.


June 21, 10:30 p.m.

2800 block of Harriet Ave. S.

A 30-year-old man sitting on his porch witnessed a moving vehicle hit his parked car. The driver stopped and spoke to the man, explaining that she had no license or insurance and that she could not go to jail right now. The man tried to take down her license plate number, but the woman drove away.


June 22, 5 a.m.

2900 block of Pleasant Ave. S.

A 28-year-old woman heard glass break in the parking lot behind her home. She looked out the window and saw a man walking among the cars. He left on a bike. The woman found her front passenger-side window broken with nothing missing, and several other vehicles with broken windows or opened doors.