Here is the Midtown weekly crime report, for the week ending 10-5-15. 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.
There were 23 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported last week, down from 25 last week. Thankfully, only 4 of these were violent crimes-3 robberies (down from 8 last week) and 1 aggravated assault.
There were 6 burglaries last week, which is more than usual. I was surprised to find that in 4 of these cases, there were no signs of forced entry. In the 5th case, the lock was described as “loose” and possibly not working. In the 6th case, a ground-level window was broken and the loss taken without the burglar entering the building. Please remember to make sure your locks work and use them at all times. It’s also a good idea to keep valuables away from easily accessed first floor windows or to cover these windows with shades or blinds.
Please see the section of the report about becoming a mentor through Kinship of Greater Minneapolis. Mentors can make a real difference in kids’ lives and many are needed.
This Saturday is Fall Clean Sweep in the four Phillips neighborhoods. There is good evidence that clean surroundings deter crime so please help out. There is more information in the report and attached, including a flyer in Spanish.
Since it is Clean Sweep time, it’s good to know that Hennepin County has a new Green Disposal Guide to help you figure out how to get rid of all sorts of unwanted things. See the report for more information.
Powderhorn park Neighborhood Association has a new Executive Director, Tabitha Montgomery. There is a welcome for her on October 15th. See the report for more details.
As always, I appreciate your comments on these weekly reports. What would you like to see included? I want the reports to be useful to you.
Please forward this report to anyone who would be interested. Thank you.
John R. Baumann
Midtown Community Safety Center
Minneapolis Police Department
2949 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 9-29 to 10-5-15
by CPS John Baumann
Midtown Community Safety Center, 2949 Chicago Ave S, 612-825-6138
Midtown is the area between Highway 35W and Hiawatha Ave, between 28th St E and 32nd St E
- There were 23 Part 1 crimes during the week, down from 25 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 reported during this week.
- There were no business robberies and one business burglary reported during the week.
Targeted Enforcement Areas
The Lake Street (West End) area (29th St E to 32nd St E, 2nd Ave S to Chicago Ave S) was a targeted enforcement area for street crimes this week. Strategies included directed patrols, beat officers, undercover patrol and business nodes meetings.
Lake/Bloomington area: 29th St E to 31st St E, 12th Ave S to 16th Ave S was a targeted enforcement area for street crimes this week. Strategies included directed patrols, beat officers, Metro Transit PD extra patrol at bus stops, , business outreach meetings, business nodes meetings, working with businesses to get more lights at 12th & Lake and mobile camera at 12th and Lake.
Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)
9-29, 11:00 pm 31xx Chicago Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) I spoke with the victim who spoke Spanish. He stated that he returned home between begin time and end time. The victim was robbed at knife point and the listed items were taken. The victim had limited info on the description of the suspects. The victim went to the hospital to get checked and called from there. Victim was given a blue card and advised.
10-2, 4:00 pm Lake St E & Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Officer responded to the above location on a stabbing. Victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.
10-2, 8:00 pm 18xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officers were flagged down at the above location regarding a robbery of person that just occurred. Victim stated that Suspect pointed a gun at his face and demanded money. Victim refused at which time Suspect struck Victim multiple times in the head with the gun. Suspect then ran south bound on 19th Ave S from the above location. Victim stated that nothing was taken during the robbery. Victim was given a blue card and transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by Emergency medical Services. Officers checked the area with K9 (Canine Unit) but Suspect was gone on arrival. Contact Person was located and stated that security cameras at the above location possibly captured the incident. Contact Person was advised to provide a copy of the security footage to the police when available. Contact Person was given a blue card.
Aggravated Assault (1)
10-2, 4:00 pm 30xx 5th Ave S (Central neighborhood) Police responded to the above location for an assist Emergency Medical Services and learned that Witness 1 observed Suspect shooting at Victim. Officers discovered spent casings and slugs which were recovered by car 21. Witness 1 was not injured and the suspect and victim were both gone on arrival. Witness 2 provided a possible suspect vehicle plate. Officers were unable to locate any surveillance video of the incident.
9-29, 3:00 pm to 6:15 pm 30xx Clinton Ave S (Central neighborhood) Victims home was broken into and items were taken.
10-3, 5:00 pm to 10-4, 9:00 am 16xx Lake St E Business (East Phillips neighborhood) Unknown suspect/s threw a rock and broke a window to the above business. The suspect then reached inside and took the listed item.
10-4, 2:30 am to 8:00 am 28xx 17th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) An unknown suspect entered an unattached garage and removed a bicycle.
10-4, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm 31xx 17th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Burglary of Dwelling report taken at the listed location. Victim stated that between 1600-2000 hours and unknown suspect entered through the unlocked garage door of their unattached garage and took the victims bike. Victim stated that the suspect left a bike in his garage that did not belong to him. There was no other evidence observed. No suspect information. Victim was given a blue card. The bike was property inventoried at headquarters.
10-4, 8:25 pm to 8:35 pm 31xx Portland Ave S (Central neighborhood) Victims were inside the house when the suspects came inside assaulted them both and took cash before leaving.
10-4, 7:00 pm to10-6, 2:30 pm 8:35 pm 31xx 18th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officer was working at the Third Pct desk. Reporting Person came in to say Victim’s bike was stolen from the garage between the listed dates and times. Info on the bike was provided. A Mpls blue card was issued.
Auto Theft (2)
10-1, 3:28 pm to 3:54 pm 29xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) The reporting called police to report that one of the vehicles from their lot had been stolen. The reporting stated that they noticed the vehicle missing and when they went to review the video they saw the suspect get into the vehicle and drive it off the lot. The reporting party stated that the vehicle had been on their lot since August 12th and that the owner had not come to get the vehicle yet and has not paid the business for the services. The reporting party thinks that it might have been the owner that came and took the vehicle. There is limited suspect description from the video. The reporting party was given a blue card and advised. The reporting party stated that when they had a copy of the video they would either call 911 to have it picked up or drop it off at the precinct. The Auto Desk was notified.
10-4, 5:00 am 9:00 am 31xx Chicago Ave S (Central neighborhood) The Victim’s locked vehicle was stolen from the street across from the above address. No other info is available. The victim was given a case card and the Auto Desk was notified.
MPD Arrests in Midtown
9-29 28th St E & Park Ave S: Kenneth Eugene Terry arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony) and Driving After Revocation; Annmarie Carrelesia Engebretson, Richard Raynell Gree Kelley and Mija Lillianna Hatchett issued citations for Tampering with Motor Vehicle .
9-29 Lake St E & Bloomington Ave S: Anthony Quintin McFerren arrested and booked at Hennepin County Jail for 2 Misdemeanor Warrants.
9-29 30xx Longfellow Ave S: Erasmo Barue Valdemar-Perez issued a citation for No Valid Drivers License and Taffic Law Enforcement.
9-30 31st St E & 13th Ave S: Deondra Marcel Bennett arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for a Misdemeanor Warrant.
9-30 28th St E & Cedar Ave S: Safia O Hasan issued a citation for No Valid Drivers License.
9-30 Lake St E & 13th Ave S: Jessic Jeneen Lauri Young arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony).
10-1 22xx Lake St E: Marcus Antonio Colvin arrested and booked at Hennepin County Jail for a Felony Warrant; Rhonda Caresse Warner arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for Consuming in Public.
10-1 29xx Chicago Ave S: Stacy Lee Stevens arrested and booked at Hennepin County Jail for 5th Degree Assault.
10-2 Lake St E & Chicago Ave S: Vincent Eugene Lewis issued a citation for Drug Paraphernalia and Consuming in Public.
10-2 Lake St E & 16th Ave S: Elbert Leon Wilkins arrested and booked at Hennepin County Jail for 4 Misdemeanor Warrants.
10-2 Lake St E & Elliot Ave S: Otha Darhas Walker issued a citation for Open Bottle.
10-2 31xx 19th Ave S: Juvenile issued a citation for Narcotics Violation.
10-2 2xx Lake St E: Jimmy Dewayne Bostic arrested and booked at Hennepin County Jail for a Felony Warrant.
10-2 17xx Lake St E: Robert Tyrone Lenon issued a citation for Property Damage.
10-2 Midtown Greenway E & Chicago Ave S: Luke Allan Larson issued a citation for Marijuana in Motor Vehicle.
10-4 30xx Chicago Ave S: Eugene Damario Tate arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for Obstruct Legal Process and Flee Police in Motor Vehicle; Mitchell Jack Preston arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for Obstruct Legal Process and a Misdemeanor Warrant.
10-4 Lake St E & 14th Ave S: Laray Delphine Martinez issued a citation for Driving After Revocation and No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.
10-4 32nd St E & 18th Ave S: Erasmo Barue Valdemar-Perez arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for Driving While Intoxicated and No Valid Drivers License.
10-4 30xx Chicago Ave S: Mato Paha Eaglehawk arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for a Felony Warrant.
10-5 29xx Chicago Ave S: Robert David Lemieux arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for a Felony Warrant.
22xx 32nd St E: Long Lee-complaint for 4th Damage to Property (Felony) submitted by investigator.
31xx 14th Ave S: Fatah Haji Hashi-complaint for False Name to Police (Gross Misdemeanor) and Flee Officer on Foot (Misdemeanor) signed by investigator.
Lake St E & Park Ave S: Kenneth Eugene Terry-complaint for Theft of Motor Vehicle (Felony) signed by investigator.