Midtown Crime Report 3-16-15

Here is the Midtown weekly crime report, for the week ending 3-16-15. For this report, Midtown is the area from 35W to Hiawatha, between 28th and 32nd Streets. The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below. I am sorry for the delay; there were some issues with the computer program that generates crime locations.


There were 21Part 1 crime incidents this week, up from 9 last week.


Please see the comparison of Part 1 crime for the first two months of 2015 compared to the same time period in 2014. The good news is that Part 1 crime is down in 2015. However, there have been increases in both robbery and aggravated assault. (Note: Due to some technical problems, these figures include only crimes reported to the Minneapolis Police Department and do not include crimes reported to the Metro Transit Police Department.)


I have again included information on upcoming Third Precinct block leader trainings. Your best defense against many kinds of crime is neighbors who are looking out for each other. If you don’t have a block club that practices neighborhood watch where you live or work, please consider starting one. It’s often helpful to recruit a neighbor or two to help with organizing a block club, so tasks can be shared. This training is very informative and free!


Note: I plan to be working at the Safety Center approximately 10 am to at least 1:30 pm this week.


John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407







Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 3-10 to 3-16-15

by CPS John Baumann

Midtown is the area between Highway 35W and Hiawatha Ave, between 28th St E and 32nd St E



  • There were 21 Part 1 (most serious) crimes during the week, up from 9 last week. Part 1 crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson, auto theft and larceny. Public information for all but the larceny (theft) incidents appears below.
  • There were no homicides, rapes or arsons during this week.
  • There were no business robberies and 2 business burglaries during the week.


Robbery (2)

3-11, 4:17 am  31st St E & Park Ave S (Central neighborhood) Victim was sitting at the stop light at the listed intersection. Suspect approached Victim in his vehicle and cut him in the left arm. Suspects took Victim’s vehicle and wallet. Victim was transported by ambulance to HCMC. The vehicle was later found by assisting squads and towed.


3-16, 10:20 pm  29xx 17th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Victim walked into the 3rd Precinct to report robbery of person. Victim stated he was walking home when two suspects approached him from behind. Suspects hit victim in his head from behind, knocking him out. Suspects took listed items.


Aggravated Assault (1)

No further information available.


Burglary (4)

3-10, 12:53 am  13xx Lake St E-Business (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Officers responded to the above address regarding a reported burglary. There was no reported loss.


3-10, 8:00 pm to 3-11, 9:00 am 18xx Lake St E-Business (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Officers arrived on the scene to a burglary of business. There was nothing on the scene indicating that anything was stolen from business. There are surveillance cameras at various locations of the business.


3-11, 11:29 pm 30xx 19th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Victim stated that Arrested Party (Lonzo Allen Washington) was kicking at her apartment door. When Officers arrived Arrested Party had kicked down the door and damaged Victim’s property inside her apartment. Arrested Party was taken into custody for PC burglary. Arrested Party is also a noncompliant sex offender. Arrested Party was booked into Hennepin County Jail.


3-16, 10:56 am 30xx 15th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Squad 310 was dispatched to an attempted Burglary of Dwelling. Female suspect was trying to break into victim’s windows by using a knife. Suspect fled when confronted by the victim. Suspect’s direction of travel was not known.


Auto Theft (2)

3-10, Midnight to 7:00 am   6xx Lake St E (Central neighborhood) Officers responded to the above location a Burglary of Business. Upon arrival Officers met with Victim (owner of above) who stated that unknown suspect climbed over the security fence and stole a vehicle from the parking lot. Suspect drove the vehicle through a secured fence breaking it and then drove away. Victim has no suspect information. Autodesk was notified and Victim was given a Blue Card. Victim stated that there is a GPS system on the listed vehicle.


3-11, 9:20 pm  29xx 13th Ave S (Border of Midtown Phillips and Powderhorn Park neighborhoods) Officers responded to the above location regarding a reported auto theft. Upon arrival Officers spoke with Victim. Victim told them he left his vehicle parked at the location, unlocked, with the keys inside. Victim left his vehicle, and when he returned he saw two black males drive off. Victim was unable to provide any further suspect description. Victim said no one else had permission to drive the vehicle, and he was current on all payments… Officers contacted the auto desk to have the vehicle entered into NCIC as stolen.



Part 1 Crime in Midtown

January 1 to February 28, 2014 and 2015

Source: CrimeMaster, 3-11-15 (Crime Analyst Doug Hicks)

Data Compiled CPS John Baumann



                                                                                    2015                 2014    

Homicide 0 0
Rape 1 3
Robbery 20 16
Aggravated Assault 12 5
Violent Crimes 33 24
Burglary 15 23
Larceny 56 72
Auto Theft 15 13
Arson 3 0
Grand Total 122 132


Note: These figures include only cases reported to the Minneapolis Police Department. For technical reasons, cases reported to the Metropolitan Transit Police Department are not included.







One of the Minneapolis Police Department’s top goals is to increase organized blocks. Neighborhoods and block clubs work with our Crime Prevention Specialists to prevent and reduce crime. Get your block organized!


Tuesday, March 24th


Thursday, April 16th

(you need only attend one)


6:30 to 8 PM

Minneapolis Police Dept

3rd Precinct

3000 Minnehaha Avenue


Crime Prevention Block Leaders………

Help build Community one block at a time.

Help develop a communication tool where people have the ability to contact each other.   Neighbors who are informed are the strongest crime prevention tool for communities.

Work with neighbors and MPD if there is a problem on the block.


RSVP appreciated so we have enough materials. You can RSVP by calling 612/673-3482 or612/673-2856