Here is the Midtown weekly crime report, for the week ending 11-30-15. 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 20 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported last week, the same as last week. There were 7 violent crimes-6 robberies and 1 aggravated assault.
Four of this week’s robberies occurred along the western part of Lake St., from 2nd to 5th Aves. Please note that these robberies occurred at various times, including one around 1:00 pm. It’s therefore important to stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings at all times. I have included some robbery prevention tips in English, Spanish and Somali in the report. Please share these with your contacts.
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 11-24 to 11-30-15
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 20 Part 1 crimes during the week, the same as 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 7 violent crimes-6 robberies and 1 aggravated assault.
- 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. Planned strategies included directed patrols, beat officers, Metro Transit PD extra patrol at bus stops and Chicago/Lake and moving a camera from 12th & Lake to Clinton & Lake. Results included: Patrol: 15 stops and 4 directed patrols; Crime Prevention Specialists: 12 business contacts, 14 residential contacts.
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. Planned strategies included directed patrols, beat officers, Metro Transit PD extra patrol at bus stops and Lake/Bloomington, business nodes meetings, working with a business to get more lights at 15th & Lake and a Latino business meeting on 12/1. Results included: Patrol: 34 stops, 22 directed patrols, 4 arrests; Crime Prevention Specialists: 9 business contacts, 4 residential contacts. Also, Insp. Sullivan, several officers and CPS Greeley attended a block club vigil for two recent homicide victims in the 2800 block of 15th Ave S.
Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)
11-24, 4:29 pm Powderhorn Terrace E & 13th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Victim was robbed by 2 suspects…Victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by Emergency Medical Service. Victim was given a blue (victim services) card.
11-24, 9:33 pm 5xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood) Officers responded to the above location for a Robbery of Person. Victim stated that two black males robbed him at gun point and stole his money. Victim was given a blue (victim services)card.
11-25, 1:07 pm Lake St E & 3rd Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Victim was robbed at gunpoint while walking in the area of 3rd AV and Lake Street.
11-26, 12:00 am 2xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood) Victim was assaulted and robbed at the listed address. His family transported him to the hospital. Victim was given a blue (victim services) card.
11-28, 11:00 pm to 11-30, 2:00 am Lake St E & 4th Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)Victim reports that was robbed at gun point and held against his will by the suspects between the listed times. Loss is a cell phone and $300 Cash. Victim was given a blue (victim services) card and advised.
11-30, 8:00 am 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Robbery of cell phone.
Aggravated Assault (1)
11-26, 9:30 to 9:48 pm 2xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood) Officers responded to the above on a stabbing. Victim suffered a small cut to his left hand//thumb. Victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by ambulance. There is no suspect(s) information. It is unknown where the assault took place. Victim was intoxicated and uncooperative. Victim was given a blue (victim services) card and advised.
11-30, 9:00 pm to 12-1, 8:00 am 31xx 5th Ave S (Central neighborhood) Officers Responded to a Burglary of Dwelling at the listed location. Victim reported that her bicycle was stolen off of her front porch. Victim reported the last time that she saw the bicycle was on 11-30-2015 at 10 pm on the front porch of the listed location. Victim said that she went out for a walk around 8 am and she noticed the bicycle was taken from her porch.
Victim said that normally the front porch is locked however could’ve been left open after she walked her dog on 11-30-2015. Victim didn’t have record of the bike’s serial number. Victim was given a blue (victim services) card. No suspect information at this time.
Auto Theft (4)
11-27, 2:04 pm to 2:10 pm 29xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Victim had the vehicle MN plate 460-HRG a brown Honda Odyssey van out on the street warming up with the key in the vehicle. The vehicle was taken by unknown suspect. There was no glass on the ground or evidence left behind. There was no suspect information. The Mpls Impound lot was notified. Victim was given a blue (victim services) card.
11-27, 4:40 pm to 4:45 pm 30xx 3rd Ave S (Central neighborhood) Officers dispatched to listed address on the report of an auto theft. Victim’s vehicle MN 722 GNX was parked legally on the street in front of her home. She said it was left running with keys in the ignition. No suspect info and no evidence left at left the scene. Auto desk was notified.
11-28, 3:19 am to 3:50 am 30xx Longfellow Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood) Officers responded to the above location for an Auto Theft Report. Auto Desk was notified. Victim was given a blue (victim services) card.
11-30, 11:00 pm to 12-1, 9:00 am 11xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Victim told officers an unknown suspect stole a car from his dealership. Victim was given a blue (victim services) card.
Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Arrests in Midtown
11-24 15xx Lake St E: Gerrilyn Auginash arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Disorderly Conduct, Consuming in Public and Trespassing.
11-24 Lake St E & 14th Ave S: Coley Lashaun Walker arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for a Misdemeanor Warrant.
11-25 8xx Lake St E: Kaheem Gevontez Hammick-Wade arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for a Felony Warrant.
11-25 8xx Lake St E: Mohamud Mohamed Ismail issued a citation for Theft.
11-26 8xx 28th St E: George Grayson Littlethunder arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for a Misdemeanor Warrant.
11-27 Lake St E & 15th Ave S: Lance Jones arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Cancelled Drivers License Inimical to Public Safety (Gross Misdemeanor) and a Gross Misdemeanor Warrant for the same offense.
11-28 17xx Lake St E : Jaden Marice Maho arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Consumption of Liquor by a Minor and Open Bottle.
11-28 21xx Lake St E: Michael Bernard Howard arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 2 Misdemeanor Warrants.
11-29 Lake St E & 10th Ave S: Mohamed Abdi Mohamed arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony).
11-30 Lake St E & 2nd Ave S: Gustavo Odilio Lopez Perez arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Driving While Intoxicated (Gross Misdemeanor).
11-30 8xx 28th St E: Chris Frank Spears-Leith issued a citation for Drug Paraphernalia.
10xx Lake St E: Ricardo Janathan Gonsalez-complaint for Receiving Stolen Property (Felony) and Neglect of a Child (Gross Misdemeanor) signed by investigator and judge and filed as an Order of Detention.
Robberies on Lake Street
A robbery occurs when someone uses force or the threat of force to take or attempt to take something from a person or a business. Six people in Midtown reported robberies last week; 4 of these were on the western end of Lake Street, between 2nd and 5th Aves. Two important things to remember:
- Stay alert to your surroundings at all times. Robbers have been striking at all hours of the day.
- If you are confronted by a robber, cooperate. Your possessions aren’t worth your life!
On the next page, there are some robbery prevention tips, in English, Spanish and Somali. Please share with your contacts.
- Carry only what you need. Do not take large amounts of cash or unnecessary personal items with you.
- Be extra cautious about your surroundings. Trust your instincts. Be aware of strangers loitering in your area. If anyone is acting suspiciously, call 911.
- Don’t get distracted! Cell phones, iPhones and other electronics can be a distraction to you and could draw the attention of someone who wants to take it from you.
- Be on the lookout. The police want you to call 9-1-1 for any suspicious activity such as strangers walking in yards or between houses, the sound of glass breaking or loud banging, and unfamiliar trucks or vans lingering in your alley. Talk to your neighbors about what you’ve seen and ask them to be alert to suspicious activity. We need everyone’s help.
- If you are confronted, stay calm and cooperate. Your life is worth more than your money or phone!
- If you are a victim of robbery, report it immediately by calling 911. Try to remember as much suspect information as you can when you are talking to 911.
PREVENCION del ROBO
- Lleve solamente lo que necesita. Nunca lleve mucho efectivo ni artículos innecesarios contigo.
- Tenga mucho cuidado con sus alrededores. Confíe en sus instintos. Sea consciente de los extraños merodeando en su área. Si alguien está actuando sospechosamente, llame al 911.
- Nunca se hace distraido. Celulares, iPhones y otros electrónicos pueden ser un distracción a usted y podría provocar atención a ladrones.
- Esté atento. La policía quiere que llame al 9-1-1 para cualquier actividad sospechosa como extraños caminando en yardas o entre casas, el sonido de romper el vidrio o golpeando fuerte y camiones desconocidos o furgonetas persistentes en su callejón. Hable con sus vecinos sobre lo que ha visto y los pide a fijarse a las actividades sospechosas. Necesitamos la ayuda de todos.
- Si está confrontado, mantenga la calma y coopera, La vida vale más de dinero o telefono.
- Si usted es una víctima de robo, repórtelo inmediatamente llamando al 911. Trate de recordar tanto sospecha información como le sea posible cuando está hablando a 911.
KA HORTAGIDDA DHACA
- Qaado waxa aad u baahantahay oo kaliya. Ha qaadan lacag badan iyo alaab badan.
- Foojignaan dheeraad ah same agagaarkaaga. Naftaada aamin. Ka foojignow dadka aadan garaneyn ee is-istaaga agagaarkaada. Haddii aad aragto shakhsi is tuhun leh u dhaqmaya wac 911.
- Yaan lagu mashquulin/jeedin. Telefoonka gacanta, I phone iyo qalabka kaleba waxay noqon karaan kuwa ku mashquuliya, waxayna soo jiitaan dadka raba in wax kaa dafaan.
- Mar walba is ilaali. Booliska waxuu doonayaa in aad wacdo 911ka markasta oo aad aragto shakhsi meelaha iska is-istaagan, fiirfiirinaya guryaha gadaashooda, ama aad maqasho codka muryaadda baabuur oo la jabinayo ama jugweyn ama baabuur luuqa guryahiina iska taagan bilaa micno. La hadal deriskaaga waxa aad aragtay una sheeg in ay ka foojignaadaan arrintan tuhunka leh. Waxaan u baahanahay caawinada qf walba.
- Haddii lagu soo weeraro, is deji oo yeel sida lagugu amro. Naftaada ayaa ka qaalisan lacagta iyo telefoonka.
- Haddii aad tahay dhibbane la dhacay, soo sheeg si deg-deg ah adigoo wacaya 911kaisku day in aad xasuusato macluumaadka dambiilaha inta aad kari karto marka aad la hadleyso 911ka.