Hello again! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report and community announcements for the week ending 7-17-17. (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 the Safety Center logo.
There were 17 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week, down a great deal from 29 last week.
There were 6 violent crimes in Midtown this week-5 robberies and 1 aggravated assault. This is less than half of the violent crime total last week (13).
MPD officers arrested 20 suspects in Midtown during the week. There were arrests in 2 of the robberies.
There was 1 Focused Enforcement Area within Midtown this week.
I have 4 announcements this week. See the report for more details on these items:
· CANDO is sponsoring a Little Free Farmer’s Market on Saturday, July 22 and Saturdays throughout the growing season.
· All are invited to enjoy Lake + Minnehaha Open Streets, Sunday, July 23. Many local organizations, including Midtown Global Market, MPNAI’s Midtown Festival, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization and the Midtown Farmers Market will be sponsoring a wide range of activities.
· The Powderhorn Art Fair is looking for volunteers. Many positions are still available.
· The MPD will soon be hiring Police Cadets. The first of 2 optional information sessions is Thursday, August 3. The job description is attached to this email.
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 7-11 to 7-17-17
By CPS John R. Baumann, Minneapolis Police Department
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 17 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, down a great deal from 29 last week. Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (5), aggravated assault (1), burglary (2), auto theft (2), arson (0) and larceny/theft (7). Public information narratives (taken directly from police reports) for all but the larceny incidents appear below.
· There were 6 violent crimes reported- 5 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.
· MPD officers arrested and jailed or issued citations to 20 suspects in Midtown. There were arrests in 2 of the 5 robberies.
Reported Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)
7-12, 1:15 to 1:22 am 28xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Officers responded to above on report of a robbery of person at gunpoint. Officers met with Victim who said 3 unknown suspects came up to him in the rear parking lot and Suspect 1 put a gun to Victim’s forehead and demanded he empty his pockets. Victim complied and emptied his belongings onto the ground, where Suspect 1 retrieved them. The three suspects then ran to an unknown make and model SUV parked facing southbound just outside the parking lot on Columbus Av S. The vehicle headed southbound toward Lake St E as Victim ran from the scene to the front of above address. No further suspect or vehicle information at this time. Victim given blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.
7-13, 10:59 to 11:00 am 32xx Park Ave S (Central neighborhood) The suspect grabbed the victim’s purse and knocked her down. She was dragged while trying to hold onto the purse and suffered a minor elbow injury. Officers recovered the purse in a yard in the same block but were unable to find the suspect.
7-14, 8:34 to 8:39 pm 31st St E & 15th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) At the above date and time, Officers responded to the above address to take a robbery of person report. Upon arrival Officers spoke with Victim. Victim stated one of the suspects used a black handgun in commission of the robbery. Victim was unharmed. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Further investigation.
7-14, 9:39 pm 30xx Cedar Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood) Victim 1 and Victim 2 were standing outside the above business when three unknown suspects robbed them both at gunpoint. No injuries. Victim 1 and Victim 2 were both given blue (victim resources) cards. [Shane Anthony Clayborn-Lincoln and
Juvenile later arrested.]
7-14, 10:13 to 11:00 pm Lake St E & 15th Ave S (Border of Midtown Phillips and Powderhorn Park neighborhoods) Victim stated he was robbed. Suspect [Juvenile] was located and booked Juvenile Detention Center.
Aggravated Assault (1)
7-15, 10:49 to 10:52 pm Lake St E & 12th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Victim was shot at the above location. No suspect information was available. Recommendation: Further investigation.
7-13, 5:20 to 5:40 pm 29xx 12th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Officers responded to the above address on a burglary of dwelling in progress. Upon further investigation officers discovered that the occupants of the dwelling were actually residents and that they were returning to the residence after being brought to jail by Community Resource Team when a warrant was executed at their residence. While the residents were in jail a burglary was committed at their residence and multiple items were taken. Officers took a statement from one of the occupants and a blue (victim resources) card was provided.
7-14, 1:30 pm 29xx 18th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) The victims apartment was burglarized. Loss was a folder with paperwork.
Auto Theft (2)
7-15, 2:40 pm to 7-17, 2:42 pm 30xx 15th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Victim had his company vehicle parked and secured on the south side of the building. Victim said that he last saw the vehicle on 7/15 at approximately 2:40 pm and he now noticed the spare set of keys that was inside the restaurant is missing. Victim said he has not given anyone permission to use the spare set of keys to take the vehicle. The vehicle has dealer plates on it, but Victim does not know the dealer plate number. The vehicle is a white 2016 Ford Transit 1500 van. The VIN is 1FTYE1ZM4GKB18390. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card and advised to attempt to locate the dealer plate number. There are no cameras on the exterior of the restaurant. The Auto-Desk was notified. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.
7-17, 7:30 pm 17xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Victim reported that his vehicle was stolen from the above address. Victim advised that two females entered their nail salon. One female sat down to have her nails done and the other walked around. Victim believes the one walking around, Suspect 1, took his vehicle keys from counter. Victim’s vehicle was parked in the rear of the business. Victim advised that Suspect 1 left the salon for few minutes and came back to get her friend, Suspect 2. Victim discovered his vehicle was missing after closing. The auto desk was called. Victim advised that there are no cameras in the salon. Reporting Person came in with Victim to translate for Victim.
Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Arrests in Midtown (20)
7-11, 4:30 am 30xx 15th Ave S Jimmy Edward Spears III stopped and given the paperwork for 1 Gross Misdemeanor Sign and Release Warrant.
7-11, 2:00 pm 32nd St E & 5th Ave S Cedric Antonio Erbystopped, arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.
7-11, 5:50 pm 29xx 12th Ave S Willie James Erby and Katherine Rose Person arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony); Claudia Delaine Thames arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony) and Child Neglect (Felony).
7-11, 7:00 pmLake St E & 13th Ave S Sakaria Gedi Abdiarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Disorderly Conduct.
7-12, 2:40 am28xx Bloomington Ave S Diondra Barbara Boswellarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 2 Misdemeanor Warrants (Loiter with Intent, Tamper with a Motor Vehicle).
7-12, 1:22 pm 8xx Lake St E Tonya Lynn Marie Nelson issued a citation for Theft.
7-12, 6:11 pm32nd St E & Hiawatha Ave S Jonathan Honorio Clemente-Ochoa arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Carry a Weapon without a Permit (Gross Misdemeanor).
7-12, 6:11 pm Lake St E & 18th Ave S Bryan David Ippel issued a citation for No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.
7-13, 4:10 pmLake St E & Hiawatha Ave S Juan Jose Sanchez-Rosasarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Open Bottle and False Name or Information.
7-14, 10:23 pm31st St E & Bloomington Ave S Juvenile arrested and booked into Juvenile Detention Center for Aggravated Robbery of Person (Felony); Shane Anthony Clayborn-Lincolnarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Aggravated Robbery of Person (Felony).
7-14, 10:24 pmLake St E & 16th Ave S Juvenilearrested and booked into Juvenile Detention Center for Aggravated Robbery of Person (Felony).
7-16, 4:25 amLake St E & 16th Ave S Cesar Manuel Meija-Salvador stopped, arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony).
7-16, 3:29 pm30xx 17th Ave S Kenyatta Antonia Hartfield issued a citation for Tampering with Motor Vehicle.
7-16, 3:45 pm30xx 17th Ave S Brandon Jaroy Miller arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Stolen Property Offense (Felony).
7-16, 7:00 pm31xx Elliot Ave S Juvenileissued a citation for No Valid Driver’s License.
7-17, 11:30 am8xx 28th St E Nancy Mae Johnson arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Trespassing.
7-17, 5:57 pm8xx Lake St E Timothy Earl Roper arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Domestic Assault 5 Enhanced (Felony).
Focused Enforcement in Midtown
Lake Street (28th St E to 31st St E, Columbus Ave S to 17th Ave S) was a focused enforcement area for violent crime this week.
Proactive enforcement results: 138 stops, 76 directed patrols, 15 arrests.
Violent crimes: 2 robberies, 1 aggravated assault.
Strategies for the coming week include:
• Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.
• Day Beat and Evening Beat-Foot beats & directed patrol on 29th St E and the 2900 & 3000 blocks of 12th Ave S. (Prostitution, narcotics, overdoses, etc.)
• Metro Transit PD is providing extra patrol at Lake St E & 12th Ave S.
• Regular details with neighborhood Probation Officers and MAVI (Minnesota Ant-Violence Initiative) to focus on chronic offenders.
• Evening Beat Detail with Probation.
• Community Resource Team will do prostitution details and focus on 29th St E & 31st St E.
• Day Beat-Work with Regulatory Services regarding abandoned vehicles and other nuisance issues.
• Move camera from 16th & Lake to 12th & Lake.
Problem Properties Tactics
• Problem property identified in the 2900 block of 12th Ave S-investigation ongoing.
Crime Prevention Tactics
• Personal Safety Workshop for the Latino community on 7/19 at C.L.U.E.S. on Lake Street.
• Plaza Centenaro (12th & Lake) is putting up a sign regarding rules of conduct.
Third Precinct Weekly Trends
Motor Vehicle Theft:100% (8 of 8) of the vehicles reported stolen were stolen with keys.
Burglary of Dwelling:70% (14 of 20) required little or no force to gain entry: Residential: 67% (6 of 9) required little/no force to gain entry (4-unlocked window and 2-no force). Garage: 73% (8 of 11) required little/no force to gain entry (4 unlocked service door, 2 open/unlocked overhead door and 2no force).
Theft from Motor Vehicle:58% (11 of 19) reported a wallet/purse (7), GPS (1) or backpack/other bag (3) stolen; 74% (14 of 19) required little or no force to gain entry (3- unlocked door, 11-no force).
Theft:25% (3 of 12) reported a cell phone stolen.
Visit the Little Free Farmer’s Market on Saturday, July 22
Get free organic vegetables and herbs from CANDO’s pop-up bike cart at Hosmer Library, 347 36th St E. ! They also accept donations of extra organic produce from your own garden. Every Saturday morning from 10am-12pm (Starting July 22nd) at various locations in Central Neighborhood. http://www.thecentralneighborhood.com/plant-grow-share/
Experience Lake + Minnehaha Open Streets, Sunday, July 23
Back again (and for the first time on Minnehaha since 2013), Minneapolis residents will have the opportunity to explore and enjoy their neighborhood streets without the presence of motorized traffic at Open Streets Lake + Minnehaha! Lake Street will be closed from Elliot Ave. to Minnehaha Ave. and Minnehaha Ave. closed from Lake St to 46th St, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Open Streets events bring together local businesses, families, and neighbors to bike, walk, socialize, play and shop in their communities in a car-free environment.
Open Streets offers a number of fun, family-friendly events put on by local businesses and event partners! From group yoga and exercise in the streets to live music and kids play zones; there’s something for everyone at Open Streets!
Some Midtown highlights this year include:
Midtown Global Market
10:30am-11:30am – Rene Thompson Salsa Dancing
1:00pm-1:45pm – Roe Family Singers
2:30-3:30pm – Papa Siama & Auntie Dallas
Midtown Phillips Festival (13th Ave to Bloomington Ave)
Experience the wealth of neighborhood talent with local acts performing such as Wailing Loons, the Little Thunderbirds, Ballet Folklorico Mexico Azteca (BFMA), the Crew, and others. Grab some tasty bites at WildEarth WoodFired, and sit down to converse with neighbors throughout the course of the day!
Meet MPNAI’s amazing outreach partners including Banyan Community and KALY RADIO! Watch an awesome soccer exhibition put on by New Americans Youth Soccer Club, grab a fruit tree from New City Church – Minneapolis, and learn more about the local art scene from St Paul’s Elca. You may even be able to sight some puppets from In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre!
Corcoran Neighborhood Organization and Midtown Farmers Market
Check out the breakdancing battle right beneath the Hiawatha Avenue bridge. In addition to breakdancing and all styles competitions, the Midtown Farmers Market will also be hosting an Urban Agriculture and Gardening Fair, food trucks and market vendors. Dance competitions will include an $800 prize for the top 4 vs. 4 crew, along with prizes for an all styles competition and farmers market trivia.
Volunteer at the Powderhorn Art Fair, August 4-6
Volunteer and see one of the region’s best art fairs up-close. Help bring to life 26-years of art fair magic within picture-perfect Powderhorn Park in South Minneapolis. Attracting artists from twenty-six states and 216 cities makes it a local and regional favorite.
The fair’s success comes from Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association’s (PPNA) long-standing collaboration with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. A portion of fair proceeds support youth and community programming at Powderhorn Park.
There are many volunteer opportunities including tent set-up and tear-down, artist load-in, local artist support and more. See https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1908667/false#!1908667/false/false for details and to sign up.
Join the Minneapolis Police Department…as a Cadet!
The MPD will be recruiting for 20 Police Cadet positions from July 31 to August 18. Police cadets are expected to attend and successfully complete a program in law enforcement with a Department- authorized institution for the purpose of meeting the academic and technical skills requirements of the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board. The Cadet position pays $20.47 per hour.
Cadets hired will be promoted to Police Officer upon successful completion of the cadet program. The Cadet position pays $20.47 per hour. There are optional information sessions at 6 pm on Thursday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 15 at the Special Operation Center, 4119 Dupont Ave N.
This opening can be found on the City’s career website during the application period. All interested applicants should apply online through the City’s online application system, Team Minneapolis, powered by NEOGOV.
The job description is attached to this Midtown Weekly Crime Report email.
17 Midtown Weekly Report, 7-17.doc
Police Cadet Job Announcement.pdf