Weekly Police Report 3/9/15

Here is the Midtown weekly crime report, for the week ending 3-9-15. 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 9 Part 1 crime incidents this week, up from 7 last week.


I have included information on upcoming Third Precinct block leader trainings. If you don’t have a block club that practices neighborhood watch where you live or work, please consider starting one. It’s often helpful to recruit a neighbor to help with organizing a block club. This training is very informative and free!


I have also provided information about the Minneapolis Police Band. They are recruiting new members and have released their 2015 performance schedule. Here is a link to the schedule: Police Band 2015 concert schedule.pdf


As always, I welcome your comments on these weekly reports. I want them to be useful to you. Thank you.


Note: I plan to be working at the Safety Center approximately 10 am to 1:30 pm the rest of this week and the week of March 16.


John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407






Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 3-3 to 3-9-15

by CPS John Baumann

Midtown is the area between Highway 35W and Hiawatha Ave, between 28th St E and 32nd St E



  • There were 11 Part 1 (most serious) crimes during the week, up from 7 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 during this week.
  • There were no business robberies and no business burglaries during the week.


Robbery (3)

3-4  29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Victim was waiting at the above address inside the transit center when she was robbed of her purse by suspects.


3-5  31xx Columbus Ave S (Central neighborhood) Officers were checking the report of a disturbance/fight in the building. The Arrested Parties were observed loitering in the hallway. Arrested Person 1 (James Aloysuis Flores-Demo II)  had warrants and also drug paraphernalia. Suspect 1 had suspected narcotics on his person. Both parties were booked at the Hennepin County Jail. Suspect 1 ingested narcotics and was transported to HCMC. He was released pending complaint.


3-7  Lake St. E and 12th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Suspect  attempted to take victim’s purse by force, causing injury to victim. Suspect was gone on officer’s arrival. Victim refused medical and was given a blue card. No loss of property during this incident.


Aggravated Assault (1)

3-7  29xx Clinton Ave  S (Phillips West neighborhood) Suspect 1 was booked for violating a domestic no contact order. Arrested Party 2 (Tyler John Klein) and Arrested Party 3 (Jovani Clemente-Jimenez) were booked for Assault 2 and weapons violations. Victims were not injured.


Burglary (2)

3-2  28xx 16th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Officer responded to the above address on a report of a burglary from dwelling. Victim stated that Suspect entered her home without her permission while she wasn’t home and took two items belonging to her. We provided Victim with a blue card and advised her a report would be made.


3-9  30xx Chicago Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officers responded to the report of a Burglary of Dwelling in Progress. The suspects were no longer on scene when officers arrived and the victims who were home at the time were able to provide Officers with minimal suspect information. The victims were transported by ambulance to the hospital for minor injuries sustained during the burglary.


Auto Theft (1)

3-8 to 3-10  29xx 13th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) The listed victim came in to the 3rd Precinct to report an auto theft. His listed vehicle was parked in the parking lot at the incident address when it was taken. The private parking lots tow company was checked and they did not tow it. The Mpls auto desk was checked and notified of the fresh stolen. The victim has the keys to the vehicle.