Hello again after 2 weeks away! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 1-8-18. (For this report, Midtown is the area from 35W to Hiawatha, between 28th and 32nd Streets. Portions of the Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, East Phillips, Central, Powderhorn Park and Corcoran neighborhoods are included in Midtown.) The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo.
I’ve also attached a Midtown crime map for January 2-8.
There were 13 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week.
There were 2 violent crimes reported in Midtown this week- a rape and a robbery. This is a low total for violent crimes over a 7 day period.
MPD officers arrested a total of 19 suspects in Midtown. 11 were booked into jail and 8 were cited and released.
Officers arrested 7 people for felony crimes this week, not counting those arrested for felony warrants.
The 3rd Precinct maintained 2 Focused Enforcement Areas within Midtown this week.
I haven’t had much time to work on the weekly report this time so there is only 1 announcement included: The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is offering 3 different celebrations of the life of Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, Jr on Monday, January 15.
Please let me know if you have an announcement you’d like me to include in an upcoming report.
I always appreciate your comments on these weekly reports. Please let me know what you would like to see added or removed. I want the reports to be as useful as possible.
John R. Baumann
Midtown Community Safety Center
Minneapolis Police Department
2949 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 1-2 to 1-8-18
By CPS John R. Baumann, Minneapolis Police Department, 3rd Precinct
Midtown Community Safety Center, 2949 Chicago Ave S, 612-825-6138
Midtown is the area between Highway 35W and Hiawatha Ave, from 28th St E to 32nd St E
· There were 13Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, up from 11 from the week ending 12-18-17.
· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (1), robbery (0), aggravated assault (1), burglary (4), auto theft (3), arson (0) and larceny/theft (4). Public information narratives (taken directly from police reports) for the violent crimes appear below. There is summary information for all the other crimes excluding larcenies.
· There were 2violent crimes reported-1 rape and 1 aggravated assault. This is the same for the week ending 12-18-17.
· There were no homicides, robberies, or arsons reported during this week.
· There were 0 business robberies and 0 business burglaries reported during the week.
· MPD officers arrested a total of 19 suspects in Midtown. 11 were taken into custody and 8received citations and were released.
· Officers arrested 7 people for felony crimes, which are highlighted in yellow. (This does not include offenders arrested for felony warrants.)
Reported Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)
1-3, 4:30 to 5:15 pm Lake St E & Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)The listed Victim was raped by Suspect at the above address in a portable potty. Victim was transported by Emergency Medical Service to Hennepin County Medical Center. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Further investigation.
Aggravated Assault (1)
1-7, 8:33 to 8:39 pm 29xx Bloomington Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Officers responded to the above address for an Order for Protection Violation; later changed to a Domestic Assault 5. Suspect was suspected of being under the influence of narcotics and alcohol. Suspect was uncooperative and resisted officers. Suspect assaulted Victim; Victim completed the domestic violence supplement. Victim was provided a blue (victim resources) card. Suspect was initially placed under arrest and assisted into the squad for Domestic Assault; mobile video recorder was activated. Suspect spit on and at officers several times, Suspect had burn marks and sores in her mouth. Suspect was ultimately transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by Emergency Medical Service. Domestic hotline was contacted and advised. The enhancement list was checked; zero results. Charges pending formal complaint. Recommendation: Further investigation.
1-6, 1:00 to 7:40 pm 28xx Portland Ave S (Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Entry was apparently made through a ground level window that can’t be locked. Loss was checks and 2 rings. No suspect information.]
1-8, 2:35 to 2:55 pm 31xx 5th Ave S (Central neighborhood)[CPS note:
Entry was made through an unlocked back door. Loss included X-box, cash and a knife. No suspect information.]
1-8, 11:00 am to 7:00 pm 31xx 5th Ave S (Central neighborhood)[CPS note:
Method of entry unknown. Loss included a computer and a wallet. No suspect information. Same address as above case.]
1-8, 9:00 to 10:00 pm 30xx Chicago Ave S (Central neighborhood)[CPS note:
Entry was made by forcing garage service door. Loss included tires. No suspect information.]
Auto Theft (3)
1-3, 10:00 to 10:35 pm 29xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)[CPS note:
Victim left the car running to warm up with doors unlocked. No suspect information.]
1-5, 9:00 pm 17xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Victim left the car running to warm up with doors unlocked. No suspect information.]
12-16, 10:20 to 10:25 am 29xx 17th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Victim left the car running to use restroom. It is possible a passenger took the vehicle.]
MPD Arrests in Midtown (19)
Arrestees Booked into Hennepin County Jail (Unless Noted)(7 Felony, 11 Total)
1-3, 11:04 pm2xx Lake St E Devon J Lussier: Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony); Shaunte Rose Kangas: Stolen Property Offense (Felony).
1-3, 1:07 pm 21xx Lake St E Samoeun Moeuth: Narcotics Violation (Felony).
1-3, 4:00 pm 17xx Lake St E Ja’quann De’von Williams: Other Vehicle Theft (Felony).
1-4, 12:00 pm30 xx & 22nd Ave S Victor Joseph Nelson and Karena Lynn Rathman: Narcotics Violation (Felony).
1-5, 3:09 am 31st St E & Bloomington Ave S Sonae Larshell Harris: Narcotics Violation (Felony).
1-6, 3:30 am Lake St E & Bloomington Ave S Nicole Shannon Columbus: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.
1-7, 2:32 am Lake St E & Park Ave S Abdikarin Bashir Mahamed: 1 Felony Warrant.
1-7, 8:45 pm 2xx Lake St E Yair De Jesus Simon Rodriguez: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.
1-7, 11:15 pm 31st St E & Bloomington Ave S Walter Ramon Urgiles: 2 Misdemeanor Warrants (Driving After Revocation, Disorderly Conduct).
Arrestees Issued Citations and Released (8)
1-2, 8:35 pm 28xx 14th Ave S Jessica Ivon Huerta Morales: No Valid Driver’s License.
1-4, 9:15 am Lake St E & Bloomington Ave S Victorino Campano Ibarra: No Valid Driver’s License.
1-4, 10:00 pm Lake St E & Cedar Ave S Ugaso M Abdi: Driving After Revocation, Violation Child Restraint, Traffic Law Enforcement .
1-6, 4:49 pmLake St E & 17th Ave S Juan Flores Hurtado:No Valid Driver’s License.
1-6, 6:03 pm31xx Cedar Ave S Luis Alberto Mena:Driving After Revocation.
1-7, 8:45 am28th St E & Bloomington Ave S Rosendo Ponce Uriza:No Valid Driver’s License, No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.
1-8, 1:00 pm10xx Lake St E Janay Antoinette K Fletcher:No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.
1-8, 3:15 pm8xx Lake St E & 3rd Ave S Abdigani Hassan:Shoplifting.
Focused Enforcement in Midtown
Midtown’s Lake Street area had 2 focused enforcement areas for violent crime this week:
Lake Street #1 (29th St E to 31st St E, I-35W to Portland Ave S)
Proactive enforcement results: 13 stops, 13 directed patrols, 1 arrest.
Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 0 robberies, 0 aggravated assaults.
Lake Street #2 (29th St E to 31st St E, 12th Ave S to 17th Ave S
Proactive enforcement results: 39 stops, 25 directed patrols, 7 arrests.
Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 0 robberies, 1 aggravated assault.
Strategies (both areas) used during the week included:
• Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.
• Day Beat and Evening Beat: Foot beats & directed patrol on the Greenway and the 3000 blocks of 12th Ave S, 5th Ave S, Clinton Ave S, 16th Ave S & 17th Ave S (prostitution, narcotics, overdoses, etc.) Business checks at Taco Bell and McDonalds.
• Midwatch: Suspicious person and suspicious vehicle stops around outer edges of focus zones.
• Dogwatch: Directed patrol, foot beats, suspicious person stops, suspicious vehicle stops and traffic law enforcement focused on bus stops in Focus Zone #2.
• Foot beats at Taco Bell & McDonalds parking lots
• CRT conducting routine targeted details in the 17th & Lake area.
• Additional directed patrol around the Park & Lake area.
• Regular details with neighborhood Probation Officers and MAVI (Minnesota Ant-Violence Initiative) to focus on chronic offenders.
• Evening beat details with Probation.
Update on Suspects Charged with Crimes in Midtown
Abdulkadir Farah-Hassan 28th St E & 17th Ave S: Charged with Fleeing in a Motor Vehicle, Auto Theft and Stolen Property Offense in a crime that occurred on 1-1-18.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Celebrates Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) at one of three Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations on Monday, January 15.
Powderhorn Recreation Center
11 am to 2 pm Celebrate the history of Martin Luther King, Jr. with performances and lunch. Doors open at 11 am. Be sure to join us for this free, family friendly event. Volunteers are welcome!
3 to 4 pmCome and celebrate the life and movement of Dr. King. This event will be open to the public with recitals, choirs, music, dance, a guest speaker, and an old fashion soul food dinner.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center
6:30 to 7:30 pm
The annual celebration will be emceed by Chad Jackson, Senior Account Executive with the Minnesota Twins. Toki Wright, MC/Producer/Writer/Radio Host; Two Time Emmy and Clio Award Winner, will be the keynote speaker. Performances that evening will feature, STA FRUiT, award winning singer/songwriter.
Performances and guest speakers also include: Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Youth.
The MPRB will present its “Living the Dream” award, which honors an individual, business, or community group who has demonstrated dedication and distinguished service to the MPRB and the lives of Minneapolis residents. This year’s recipient is the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park Legacy Council.
The celebration will also mark the conclusion of the ninth annual “Feeding the Dream” Food Drive. Residents are encouraged to drop off non-perishable food items at their local MPRB Recreation Center through January 15.
The community service project was initiated in the fall of 2009 and since then more than 11,000 pounds of donations have been collected. This year, all donations will go to the Aliveness Project and Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative.
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration is free and open to the public
Refreshments will be available following the program
Attendees to all events are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate. For more information, please visit www.minneapolisparks.org or call 612-230-6400.
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