Here is the Midtown weekly crime report, for the week ending 12-7-15. For this report, Midtown is the area from 35W to Hiawatha, between 28thand 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, down from 20 last week. There were 7 violent crimes-5 robberies and 2 aggravated assaults.
Please note that the robberies this week all occurred during early morning hours, from just after midnight to 8:15 am. As I said last week, it’s important to stay alert all hours of the day, don’t be distracted when out on the street, go to a safe place if you feel threatened and call 911 if you see suspicious behavior.
The Minneapolis Police Department is hiring Police Recruits. Applications open December 28. See the report for more details.
This time of year, many people leave their vehicles unattended and running. This is dangerous and can be illegal. See the report for information on keeping your vehicle secure this winter.
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.
Please note that I will be out of the office next week and there will be no report for the week ending December 14.
John R. Baumann
Midtown Community Safety Center
Minneapolis Police Department
2949 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 12-1 to 12-7-15
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, down from 20 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-5 robberies and 2 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. Planned strategies included directed patrols, beat officers, Metro Transit PD extra patrol at bus stops, mobile camera at Clinton & Lake and follow up on a citation for a business that has security issues. Results included:Patrol: 21 stops and 7 directed patrols; Crime Prevention Specialists: 5 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 3 businesses to get more lights at 15th & Lake and Latino business meeting on 12/1. Results included: Patrol: 21 stops, 7 directed patrols, 6 arrests, Precinct officers and CPSs met with Lake St businesses and Judge Hoyas to discuss crime issues and the legal system, a theater turned on their marquee lights at night.
Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)
12-4, 7:10 am 28th St E & Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Metro Transit Police Department officers obtained a report of a Robbery via telephone. No suspects identified or arrested.
12-4, 8:15 am Lake St E & Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) The listed victim was robbed at knife point and her purse was taken.
12-4, 7:18 am 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Victim stated she was at above location when the suspect came up and grabbed her purse and left WB. There is limited suspect information.
12-5, 12:02 am Lake St E & 15th Ave S (Border of Midtown Phillips and Powderhorn Park neighborhoods) Officer responded to above location on a robbery of person. Victim stated suspect demanded money from him. Suspect pulled out a gun and took victim’s wallet and left southbound.
12-6, 6:54 am Lake St E & Portland Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Unknown suspect took the victims purse from her and fled the area. Victim given a blue (victim resources) card.
Aggravated Assault (2)
12-3, 12:43 am 31xx Cedar Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Victim was stabbed by his fiancée. Arrestee was booked into Hennepin County Jail. Victim was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.
12-5, 1:58 pm Lake St E & 15th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) The listed victim was stabbed in the left forearm and left upper chest by unknown suspect. Victim was very evasive and refused to answer any questions about the assault.
12-1, 2:40 to 2:54 am 29xx Clinton Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Officers responded to the above on a burglary of dwelling in-progress. Suspect entered the house through an open side door. Suspect took the keys from inside of the house and fled the scene in Victim vehicle. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card and advised. Auto-desk notified.
Auto Theft (1)
12-4, 9:45 am 21xx 31st St E (Corcoran neighborhood) Victim walked into the precinct to report that his vehicle had been stolen. Victim given a blue (victim resources) card.
Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Arrests in Midtown
12-1 29xx Chicago Ave S: Ruben Estvardo Samayoa arrested and issued a citation for Trespassing.
12-1 15xx Lake St E: Cheyenne Sunset Mitchell arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for a Gross Misdemeanor Warrant.
12-2 Lake St E & Park Ave S: Katrina Lynne Wilson arrested and issued a citation for Driving After Suspension.
12-2 8xx Lake St E: Leonel Vail Lopez arrested and issued a judicial release receipt for Trespassing.
12-3 31xx Cedar Ave S: Nelyana Shantrice Roby arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 2nd Degree Assault (Felony).
12-3 28th St E & Portland Ave S: Rosemary Renee York arrested and issued a citation for No Drivers License, No Insurance on Motor Vehicle and Driving After Suspension.
12-3 29th St E & 16th Ave S: Donovan Lee Greene arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony).
12-3 Lake St E & 16th Ave S: Victor Manuel Gonzalz-Antiquas arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Carry a Weapon Without a Permit (Felony);Amanda Lee Defoearrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Carry a Weapon Without a Permit (Felony) and Narcotics Violation (Felony).
12-4 Lake St E & 10th Ave S: Sonya Lee Powless arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Cancelled (Drivers License) Inimical to Public Safety and a Misdemeanor Warrant (Shoplifting).
12-4 Lake St E & Cedar Ave S: Shaneice Mae Hammond arrested and issued a citation for Driving After Suspension and No Proof of Insurance.
12-5 29xx 15th Ave S: Louise Elizabeth Tucker arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for a Felony Warrant.
12-5 Lake St E & 15th Ave S: Thurman Junior Blevins arrested and transported to Hennepin County Jail and Hennepin County Medical Center for Obstruction of Justice and eventually issued a citation and released.
12-5 31xx 23rd Ave S: Juvenile arrested and transported to the Juvenile Supervision Center for Drug Paraphernalia and Curfew Violation.
12-5 Lake St E & 4th Ave S: Mahmud Hashi Aden arrested and issued a citation for No Proof of Insurance and Traffic Law Enforcement.
12-5 29xx Chicago Ave S: Thomas Joseph O’Brien arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for a Misdemeanor Warrant (Failure to Appear) and Open Bottle.
12-5 8xx 28th St E: Harold Franklin Lightfeather arrested and issued a citation for Trespassing.
12-5 29th St E & 12th Ave S: Kenvell Malik Ovell Buchanan arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony).
12-5 31st St E & 16th Ave S: Jairo Tiempos Garcia arrested and issued a citation for Driving After Revocation.
12-5 Lake St E & 10th Ave S: Shane Leon Jourdain arrested and issued a citation for Disorderly Conduct, Drug Paraphernalia and Narcotics Violation; Juvenile arrested and issued a citation for Disorderly Conduct.
12-5 31xx 19th Ave S: Jose Luis Lopez-Ciriaco arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Driving After Revocation.
12-6 9xx Lake St E: Jarvay Dishawn Gay arrested and issued a citation for Theft.
12-7 32nd St E & 2nd Ave S: Shannon Diane Mizell arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for a Felony Warrant.
12-7 8xx 28th St E: Christine Reke Reed arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for a Felony Warrant.
Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) Arrests in Midtown
12-2 Lake St E & Portland Ave S: Mica Paris Patrea Laday Newman arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for a Gross Misdemeanor Warrant.
12-3 29xx Chicago Ave S: Erika Eve Phillips arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation.
29th St E & 16th Ave S: Donovan Lee Greene-complaint for Auto Theft (Felony) signed by investigator and forwarded to judge.
29th St E & 12th Ave S: Kenvell Malik Ovell Buchanan-investigator submitted complaint charging Auto Theft (Felony) and Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property (Felony).
Make a Difference-Join the Minneapolis Police Department!
The Minneapolis Police Department will soon be hiring Police Recruits, who will become Police Officers after training. The application period begins December 28, 2015 and ends January 22, 2016.
The Department will hold a detailed information session on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Special Operations Center (SOC), 4119 Dupont Ave N. Attendance is optional but all applicants and potential applicants are highly encouraged to attend. Registration isn’t required; just show up! Parking is available on the street or in the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church parking lot.
To apply, go to the City’s online application system at the City’s career website for internal applicants. Remember, applications won’t open until December 28.
Please share this information with anyone who might be interested.
This Winter, Protect Your Vehicle!
Last week, 73% of the vehicles stolen in 3rd Precinct had keys in them. In colder weather it’s tempting to start your car and leave it running while you go back inside. But this can be dangerous because someone walking by might decide to steal your car. And locking your vehicle’s doors doesn’t solve the problem. It’s easy to break a window or force open a car door lock!
It’s also illegal to leave your vehicle unattended with the keys in the ignition while on a public street/alley. You could be ticketed under City Ordinance 478.160, even if your vehicle is stolen. (Note: remote starters do not violate the ordinance as they do not leave a key in the ignition. If the vehicle is on private property, the ordinance also does not apply but we still recommend not leaving your vehicle running because it could be stolen.) More info: go.usa.gov/cjyBY ; goo.gl/voG5Ym
Recovered vehicles are brought to the Minneapolis Impound Lot, where fees increase by the day. The owner will have to pay to retrieve the vehicle. If the owner doesn’t get the vehicle in 15 days, it could be sold at police auction. More info: go.usa.gov/cjyRF ; go.usa.gov/cjVDj
If your vehicle is stolen, call 911 to report it. Be ready to give as many details as possible.
If you later find your vehicle, call 911 to report that you recovered it! That is VERY IMPORTANTbecause if your vehicle is still listed as stolen, you could be mistaken for the car thief when you are driving it around. This could result in you being stopped at gunpoint.
Other recommendations to prevent auto theft: