Police Update 6-6-14

Here is the latest 3rd Precinct, Sector 1 (Phillips Area) update from Crime Prevention Specialist Don Greeley. (Sector 1 runs from I-94 to the north side of Lake St., from 35W to Hiawatha.) The text is below the Safety Center logo.  To see the update as an easy to read document, press the control key and click on this link:  13-SectorUpdate_06.06.14.pdf.

As Don notes, burglary has been increasing in part of the sector. It’s important to note that half of these burglaries were “unforced”- the criminal entered through an unlocked door or window. So the first step in burglary prevention is to be sure you always lock your doors and windows. For a thorough, personalized review of the security of your home or business, contact Don, donald.greeley@minneapolismn.gov612-673-3482.

Please share this message with anyone who would be interested. Thanks for your interest in reducing crime! And please let me know if you have questions or don’t want to receive this kind of report from me in the future.

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407






Phillips Update

East Phillips – Midtown Phillips – Phillips West – Ventura Village Neighborhoods

Sector One – 3rd Precinct – Minneapolis Police Dept.

June 6, 2014

June 5th – Officers responded to a call about an emotionally disturbed man with a knife. The man was threatening to harm himself, and to harm the officers. They were able to disarm the man and restrain him so paramedics could take him to the hospital crisis unit. No shots fired, no one was injured. Excellent work in a very dangerous situation.


3rd Precinct officers – undercover and in uniform, have been focusing on prostitution and related crime in two targeted enforcement areas along Lake Street. Between May 2nd and May 14th, thirteen prostitution arrests were made in the area that is centered on 15th and Lake St. This last week undercover officers conducted six prostitution “stings”. Officers had probable cause to stop twenty- eight people. Sixteen were arrested.


Crime Prevention Specialists have been out on Lake Street from Cedar to I 35W, knocking on doors, meeting with business owners and talking with residents. The goal is to make new contacts, organize more block clubs and get crime prevention information out to the community.


Burglary Increase

We’ve seen an increase in burglary in recent weeks. They are happening in an area bounded by 15th Avenue So. and Longfellow Ave, from E 24th to E 28th Streets. Of the nine burglaries, three were unsuccessful attempts. Of the remaining six, three were “unforced”. Unforced means that they were able to enter without damaging anything; doors or windows were not locked.

If you’ve been a victim of a burglary please contact me. I can provide you with a free home security check.

Questions, contact: CPS Don Greeley at 673-3482 ordonald.greeley@minneapolismn.gov