Hello again. Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 3-12-18.
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 March 6-12.
There were 13 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week. This is down from last week’s total of 14.
There were 3 violent crimes reported-2 robberies and 1 aggravated assault. This is down from 7 violent crimes last week.
There were 5 motor vehicle thefts reported. This is a very high number for 1 week in Midtown. In 3 cases, victims left the keys in their cars. Please don’t leave your car with keys in it, even for a few minutes.
4 of the 5 vehicle thefts occurred on March 7. Since there is suspect information in just 1 of these cases, it can’t be determined if they are related or not. 1 car has been recovered.
MPD officers arrested a total of 20 suspects in Midtown this week. 9 were booked into jail and 11 were cited and released.
Officers arrested 3 people for felony crimes during the week, not including those arrested for felony warrants.
The 3rd Precinct had one Focused Enforcement Area within Midtown this week.
I have 3 announcements this week. See the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:
· In the Hart of the Beast’s SecondMayDay community meeting is Tuesday, March 20. Come and help plan the 2018 MayDay theme!
· If you are concerned about public safety in the Midtown area, check out the South Minneapolis Public Safety Coalition’s Monthly Meeting on Wednesday, March 21.
· Neighbors In Action invites is looking for people to volunteer for positive, peaceful Safety Patrols in Midtown.
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 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 3-6 to 3-12-18
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, down from 14 last week.
· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (2), aggravated assault (1), burglary (0), auto theft (5), arson (0) and larceny/theft (5). Public information narratives (taken directly from police reports) for the violent crimes appear below. There is summary information for the Part 1 non-violent crimes, excluding larcenies.
· There were 3violent crimes reported-2 robberies and 1 aggravated assault. This is down from 5 violent crimes last week.
· There were no homicides, rapes, burglaries or arsons reported during the week.
· There were 0 business robberies and 0 business burglaries reported during the week.
· MPD officers arrested a total of 20 suspects in Midtown. 9 were taken into custody and 11 received citations (or reprimands) and were released.
· Officers arrested 3 people for felony crimes, which are highlighted in yellow.
Reported Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)
3-11, 9:48 to 9:51 pm 30xx Columbus Ave S (Central neighborhood) On the listed date and time Officers were dispatched to the listed address on a Robbery of Person Report. Upon arrival, Officers spoke with Victim, who said he got off the bus at 31st/Chicago and was robbed while walking in the alley behind 3033 Columbus AV S. Victim advised his cell phone and wallet were taken at gunpoint. Officers unable to locate suspect in area. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Photographs taken at the scene. Body worn camera activated. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads
3-9, 5:48 to 5:55 pm Lake St E & 12th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) At the above date and time, Officers were dispatched to a theft at the listed address. Victim was attempting to buy items from a food truck when Suspect walked up and pushed Victim and took his $5, which was in hand. Victim asked for the money back, Suspect said, “Hell No” and quickly walked away. Body worn camera was activated. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.
Aggravated Assault (1)
3-10, 10:00 to 10:15 pm 7xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood) Squads responded to an Unknown Trouble at above. Two shooting victims showed up later at the hospital related to above. Recommendation: Further investigation.
Auto Theft (5)
3-7, 8:00 to 8:10 am 2xx 32nd St E (Corcoran neighborhood)[CPS note:
Car was running and parked in front of victim’s house when it was stolen. No suspect information.]
3-7, 7:10 to 7:36 am 30xx 13th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)[CPS note:
Car was left running with keys in it when it was stolen. No suspect information.]
3-7, 6:57 to 7:00 pm 30xx 5th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Victim left the car for a few minutes with the keys inside it. It was gone when she returned. No suspect information.]
3-7, 4:30 pm to 3-8, 8:00 am 15xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Vehicle parked at a business. Surveillance video shows a suspect entering an unlocked business door and taking the vehicle keys from the office. Video also shows a different suspect
stealing the vehicle early the next morning. Vehicle has been recovered.]
3-10, 11:45 am to 4:40 pm 12xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Vehicle stolen from a parking lot. One window had duct tape. Victim has all sets of keys. No suspect information.]
MPD Arrests in Midtown (20)
All Offenses Misdemeanors Unless Noted
Arrestees Booked into Hennepin County Jail (Unless Noted) (3 Felony, 9 Total)
3/6, 4:00 pm 29th St E & 11th Ave S Monaya Michelle Loud: Narcotics Violation (Felony). (Transported to 3rd Precinct for an interview.)
3-7, 12:24 pm 19xx Lake St E Darryl Brooks: 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant.
3-7, 4:00 pm Lake St E & Bloomington Ave S Leslie Jane Bellanger: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (Possession of Drug Paraphernalia), Drug Paraphernalia.
3-9, 2:10 am 31st St E & 12th Ave S William Earl Milon: Carry a Weapon without a Permit (Felony), Narcotics Violation (Felony), Counterfeiting (Gross Misdemeanor), 1 Felony Warrant.
3-9, 6:04 pm 30xx 3rd Ave S Ali Khalid Hussein: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.
3-9, 8:10 pm 30xx Clinton Ave S Kamarri Dawud Lee: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (Driving After Revocation).
3-10, 3:35 pm 31xx 3rd Ave S Shugri Mohamed Ali: 5th Degree Domestic Assault.
3-10, 11:15 pm 31xx 15th Ave S Richard Lopez: 1 Felony Warrant (1st Degree Burglary).
3-12, 2:00 am Lake St E & 21st Ave S Emily Ann Torres: Narcotics Violation (Felony), 1 Felony Warrant (Failure to Register as a Sex Offender).
Arrestees Issued Citations and Released (11)
All Offenses Misdemeanors Unless Noted
3-6, 7:50 am 8xx 28th St E Ricky James Cowden: Trespassing. (Arrested but reprimanded and released; no citation issued.)
3-6, 9:33 am8xx Lake St E Brian Deandre Ward Dye: Trespassing.
3-6, 10:52 pm Lake St E & 17th Ave S Michelle Renee Koerner: Driving After Suspension, No Proof of Insurance.
3-7, 9:00 am 2xx 31st St E Magdalena Maria Dominguez Rodriguez : No Valid Driver’s License.
3-8, 4:10 pm 29xx Chicago Ave S Trevor Dean Miller: Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct, Assault 5-Attempt to Cause Bodily Harm.(Transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.)
3-9, 2;19 pm Lake St E & Portland Ave S Gabriela Raquel Ramirez: Driving While Intoxicated, No Proof of Insurance, Consumption of Liquor by a Minor, Possession of Liquor by a Minor, Open Bottle, Traffic Law Enforcement (Petty Misdemeanor).
3-10, 1:44 pm Lake St E & Elliot Ave S William George IV: Interfere with Pedestrian Traffic.(Transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.)
3-11, 7:12 pm 28th St E & Bloomington Ave S Eric Lopez Aguilar: No Valid Driver’s License.
3-11, 11:40 pm 31xx Bloomington Ave S John Paul Dale: Drug Paraphernalia.
3-12, 1:55 am Lake St E & 21st Ave S Montrel Devonte Adams: No Proof of Insurance.
3-12, 2:09 am 32nd St E & 23rd Ave S Dewayne Harris: No Valid Driver’s License.
Focused Enforcement in Midtown
Midtown’s Lake Street area had 1 focused enforcement area for violent crime this week: 29th St E to 31st St E, Chicago Ave S to 17th Ave S
Proactive enforcement results: 114 stops, 77 directed patrols, 10 arrests.
Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 1 robbery, 1 aggravated assault.
Strategies used during the week included:
• Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.
• Beats: Extra patrol on Lake St corridor, particularly from 12th Ave to 17th Ave
• 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 the Focus Zone.
• Regular details with neighborhood Probation Officers and MAVI (Minnesota Ant-Violence Initiative) to focus on chronic offenders.
• Evening beat details with Probation.
• CRT-Details focusing on Lake St utilizing Precinct’s new cameras at 12th & Lake and 15th & Lake.
It is time to gather to envision the theme for MayDay!
For the SECOND meeting, on Tuesday, March 20 from 7-9:30pm, the MayDay staff presents their ideas for a theme garnered from the ideas shared at the first community meeting. Meeting participants then give feedback—asking questions, offering ideas, and helping network possibilities for furthering the theme. This meeting takes place at In the Heart of the Beast Theatre’s home base, the Avalon theatre-1500 E Lake St, Minneapolis.
The 2018 MayDay Parade, Ceremony, and Festival will be on Sunday, May 6th.
The South Minneapolis Public Safety Coalition (SMPSC) is a cross-section of residents, businesses owners, City representatives and organizations. Formed in 2016, SMPSC is working to improve public safety by focusing primarily on two key-areas. The group strives to improve community awareness around local safety stats and trends. It also aims to consistently collect community concerns and ideas about how to improve overall safety, which can influence police resources and practices, as well as decisions by elected leaders. Monthly meetings occur on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Members gather to discuss concerns and ideas regarding safety alongside Police officials and City representatives. The next meeting is Wednesday, March 21, 3:00-4:30 pm, US Bank, 919 Lake St E. Please join in!
Neighbors In Action Safety Team Seeks Patrol Volunteers
NIA is looking for additional volunteers to patrol along East Lake Street and other areas of South Minneapolis. Safety Team patrols walk together in groups of 3 or more as a watchful, positive and peaceful presence in the community. NIA welcomes suggestions for patrol times that work for you.
For more information on Neighbors In Action or patrolling, please email info. (Note: Neighbors In Action Safety Team guests and participants mustagree to follow theSafety Team Guidelines.)
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