Here is the Midtown weekly crime report, for the week ending 11-2-15. 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 18 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported last week, up from 16 last week. There were 5 violent crimes reported-2 robberies and 3 aggravated assaults.
As you probably know, Amalia, a family advocate from Casa de Esperanza, has an office at the Safety Center. She contributed three items to this week’s report:
- An invitation to the first-ever Mujeres Latinas Festival this Saturday (Nov. 7) at The Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave.
- An update on the NO MÁS Campaign that encourages parents to have conversations with their children about sexuality, relationships and communication.
- Information about a recent NO MÁS Study, including a link to a quick overview and the full results.
The report has more details.
The Lake Street Council is holding its annual fundraiser, the Lake Street Bash, on Thursday, Nov. 19, 5:30–8:30 pm at El Nuevo Rodeo, 3003 27th Ave S. This fun event includes wine and beer tasting, authentic Mexican food, kombucha samples, live music and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. See the report for more.
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 10-27 to 11-2-15
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 18 Part 1 crimes during the week, up from 16 last week. Part 1 crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson, auto theft and larceny (theft). Public information for all but the larceny incidents appears below.
- There were 5 violent crimes-2 robberies and 3 aggravated assaults.
- There were no homicides, rapes or arsons reported during this week.
- There were no business robberies and no business burglaries reported during the week.
Targeted Enforcement Areas
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 details, Metro Transit PD extra patrol at bus stops, Lake/Chicago crime & safety meeting, security and training for employees and management at a business having numerous problems.
Lake/Bloomington area (28th 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-working on setting up a Latino business meeting, business nodes meetings, working with a business to get more lights at 15th & Lake and a lighted camera at 15th and Lake.
Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)
10-28, 2:02 am 28th St E & Bloomington Ave S (Border of Midtown Phillips and Phillips East neighborhoods) Victim was assaulted by Suspect who demanded money. Victim treated at Hennepin County Medical Center. Victim was given a blue card.
10-31, 6:47 pm Lake St E & Portland Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Officers were dispatched to the above location. Victim 1 and Victim 2 were walking on the north side of Lake St E and were approaching Portland Av S. Suspect approached Victim 1 and Victim 2 and demanded their money and phones. Victim 1 and Victim 2 gave Suspect their phones and cash. Suspect pulled a black semi auto on Victim 1 and Victim 2. Suspect ran west on Lake St E. Victim 1 and Victim 2 refused Emergency Medical Service. Victim 1 and Victim 2 were given blue cards and advised.
Aggravated Assault (3)
10-30, 10:42 pm 29xx 13th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Defendant threw [Victim] on the floor and strangled him over use of a vehicle. Victim refused Emergency Medical Service. Arrestee (John Edward Walker) was booked into Hennepin County Jail.
10-31, 1:35 am 31xx Columbus Ave S (Central neighborhood) Victim was cut on the face and stabbed several times in the back. He was transported by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center. Suspect drove himself to Hennepin County Medical Center
10-31, 6:44 am 31st St E & 4th Ave S (Central neighborhood) Officers responded to an assault call where Victim was stuck in the head with an unknown metallic object. Victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for a head injury.
10-28, 7:00 pm to 10-30 6:45 pm 29xx 11th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) The house was burglarized while tenants were not home. There is no suspect information.
10-28, 10:30 pm to 10-30, 8:30 pm 30xx Park Ave S (Central neighborhood) Unknown suspect stole listed bike from Victim’s garage between above dates and times. Victim was given a blue card.
Auto Theft (3)
10-28, 8:30 pm to 10-29, 12:30 pm 29xx Bloomington Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)Victim had left the listed vehicle parked facing southbound in front of 29xx Bloomington. Upon returning to her vehicle she found it missing. Victim called the Auto Desk who checked to see if it had been towed for the fall clean up. There is no suspect info, Victim has keys and received a blue card.
11-1, 8:50 pm to 11-2, 9:30 am 29xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) On above date, time and place officers were dispatched to above location on auto theft. Upon arrival officers were met by Victim. Victim stated he left his vehicle parked legally in rear of above location secure. Victim later returned to find his vehicle missing. There was no signs of glass breakage left at the scene. Victim stated he thinks his keys might have fallen out of his pocket when he exited the vehicle. Victim also stated he had no other sets of keys. There were no suspects or witnesses. Impound lot was notified.
11-2, 6:30 am to 6:30 pm 31xx 14th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle theft at the above location. Officers spoke with the victim who stated that her vehicle was parked in the rear lot of the apartment building at the above location. The vehicle was taken some time between 0630 hours and 1830 hours on 11/2/2015 while the victim was at work. Victim has the vehicle keys and no one else has keys or should have access to the vehicle. No suspect information or collectible evidence. Victim was given a blue card and advised. The auto desk was notified.
MPD Arrests in Midtown
10-27 8xx 28th St E: James Reynolds Vick arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for 2 Felony Warrants.
10-28 30xx 5th Ave S: Ali Abas Samator arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for a Misdemeanor Warrant.
10-28 Lake St E & 11th Ave S: Jose Ignacio Sanc Rubio issued a citation for Traffic Law Enforcement.
10-29 30xx 15th Ave S: Tashina Rosemarie Benais arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for a Felony Warrant; Desirae Michelle Argueta-Joj arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for a Misdemeanor Warrant.
10-29 Lake ST E & Park Ave S: Kassondra Lee Fineday arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for 6 Gross Misdemeanor Warrants and a Misdemeanor Warrant.
10-30 Lake St E & Chicago Ave S: Gabriel Arthur Bliss issued a citation for Drug Paraphernalia, Marijuana in Motor Vehicle and Possession of Injection Equipment.
10-30 Lake St E & 13th Ave S: Latrina Veatrice Jackson issued a citation for Drug Paraphernalia.
10-30 29xx 13th Ave S: John Edward Walker arrested and booked at Hennepin County Jail for Assault (Felony).
10-31 28th St E & Chicago Ave S: Maverick Ford arrested and booked at Hennepin County Jail for Stolen Property Offense (Felony).
11-1 Lake St E & 15th Ave S: Darnell Howard arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for Loitering with Intent-Narcotics.
11-1 31st St E & Portland Ave S: Serena Louise Morris arrested and booked at Hennepin County Jail for Stolen Property Offense (Felony) and Narcotics Violation (Felony).
11-2 Lake St E & 10th Ave S: Jose Guadalupe Gonzalez issued a citation for Hit and Run Property Damage, Driving After Revocation and No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.
11-2 31xx Clinton Ave S: Onesmus Bogonko Daniel arrested and booked at Hennepin County Jail for Damage to Property, Obstruct Legal Process and a Misdemeanor warrant.
MTPD Arrests in Midtown
10-27 Lake St E & Bloomington Ave S: Ableza-win Cavanaugh arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for False Name or Information.
10-30 29xx Chicago Ave S: Marcus Antonius Jacocks arrested and booked in Hennepin County Jail for 5th Degree Assault and Drug Paraphernalia.
The First Ever Mujeres Latinas Expo!
Come to The Center for Changing Lives this Saturday November 7th for an opportunity to network and connect with other mujeres Latinas. There will be information sessions, workshops about yoga and other physical activity as well as samples of beauty and health products. See the attached flyers (in Spanish and English) for more information.