Crime reports


Apr. 26, 11 a.m. / 3200 block of Lyndale Avenue South

A 32-year-old woman left her computer in the employee breakroom of her place of employment between the above listed times, and upon her return the computer was gone. A suspicious person left the business promptly, though no contact was made with the suspect and there was no video surveillance.



Apr. 26, 6:30 p.m. / 3200 block of Lake Street West

A 40-year-old woman reported that her wallet was stolen inside a local business. The woman’s purse was hanging on her chair when two suspect bumped into her as they past and then abruptly left the premises. A witness saw the suspects leave and gave the car description to the officer, though the suspects were not located.



Apr. 27, 4 p.m. / 5600 block of Elliot Avenue South

A 36-year-old man removed and washed the wheels of his car and left them in his driveway to dry. Upon his return, they had been stolen.



Apr. 29, 11 a.m. / 3700 block of Bryant Avenue South

A 38-year-old woman visited her mother in a nursing facility, leaving her purse in her mother’s room during lunch and dinner. They next day the woman noticed that all the change normally kept separate was scattered in the bottom of her purse, and $300 in cash was additionally missing.



Apr. 28–29, overnight / 1500 block of 26th Street West

A local construction company’s trailer was forced open and several tools were taken.



May 2, 12:00 p.m. / 5600 block of Xerxes Avenue South

A suspect filled their gas tank at the Holiday Station and left without paying.



Apr. 29, 8:45 a.m. –7 p.m. / 4500 block of Blaisdell Avenue South

A 30-year-old woman reported that upon her return from work, the door knob on the front door was loose, and her regular key did not fit into the lock. The lock had been tampered with but due to a deadbolt, no entry into the home had been made.



Apr. 26, 6 p.m. / 2500 block of Lake Street East

A young boy attempted to steal various items from the Target store, but was apprehended by an asset protection office and an employee. The merchandise was recovered and the boy released to his guardian.


May 5, 10:20 a.m. / 28th Avenue South & Lake Street East

A 50-year-old woman visited the 3rd Precinct office and reported that she had been robbed while walking at the above intersection.



May 3, 4:29 a.m. / 3300 block of Grand Avenue South

A 57-year-old man reported that he was inside his home when he heard his security alarm go off and witnessed a suspect exit his detached garage and run down the alley. It did not appear that the suspect managed to take any items. Damage to the garage included a broken lock and a kicked-in door.


May 3–4, overnight / 3100 block of Garfield Avenue South

An unknown suspect attempted to gain entry into a family’s home while they were asleep. The suspect cut one window screen on the ground floor, removed the entire screen and frame from an additional window and attempted to pry open the locked window without success. No entry was made and no evidence was found at the scene.



May 5, 12:30–3:30 p.m. / 5000 block of Morgan Avenue South

An 81-year-old woman left her home between the above times and returned to found her home had been burglarized, with various items removed from her bedroom.



Apr. 28, 4 p.m. / 1400 block of Lake Street West

A 43-year-old man, an employee at a parking lot company working at the pay booth, was confronted by a 50-year-old man when he drove through the “Exit Only” lane. The suspect threatened the employee with a knife, after which he was taken into custody and crack cocaine, as well as a counterfeit check, was located on his person. The suspect was booked at Hennepin County Jail.


Apr. 29, 8 p.m. / 3300 block of Hennepin Avenue South

A 26-year-old man’s car was broken into and his GPS, along with $10 in cash, was stolen.



+ Apr. 25, 6:40 p.m. / 2800 block of Pillsbury Avenue South

A 34-year-old woman reported that her young daughter was in possession of her cellphone when a man grabbed the phone from the girl and fled the scene. The daughter was not injured and no suspect information was available.



Apr. 25, 2 p.m. / 4600 block of Nicollet Avenue South

A 44-year-old man left his phone on the table of a coffee shop while he visited the restroom. Upon his return his phone was gone. The man described a strange interaction prior to the incident that was possible related, where he spoke with a man outside the coffee shop who asked him if he “knew anything about Apple devices.” The man entered the coffee shop and appeared to have multiple electronic devices in his possession.