Greetings from John B at Midtown Safety Center! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 9-9-19.
The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo. 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.
Reported serious crime in Midtown decreased during this week. Here are the details:
- There were 15 Part 1 (most serious) crimes this week, down from 24 last week and 31 two weeks ago.
- 4 violent crimes were reported-2 robberies and 2 aggravated assaults. The same as last week.
- Auto thefts dropped from 6 last week to 2 this week.
- Police took 11 offenders in Midtown into custody this week.
- 2 of these arrests were for felony crimes.
- The 3rd Precinct continued to have 1 focused enforcement zone in Midtown.
I have included announcements from 8local organizations this week. Please see the report (below and attached) for more details on these items.
· One of the best parties in the area is Cocktails at the Castle at the American Swedish Institute on Friday, September 13. Enjoy live music, dancing, pop-up performances, falconry, a Vikings costume contest and, of course, alcohol!
· The Midtown FarmersMarket features the first-ever Breakfast Sandwich Rabble– a competition among several local food vendors and a Market fundraiser-on Saturday, September 14. You can also pick up a Free Compost Bin. The Market will also be open on Tuesday, September 17.
· The Banyan Community invites the community to its monthly Lighthouse Network Breakfast onSaturday, September 14. Guest speakers include Kim Simmonds of 311 and the MPD’s Lt. Grant Snyder, who has been working on homelessness and related issues.
· Plant-Grow-Share invites anyone interested in fresh, very local food to the Little Free Farmers Market Saturday Distributions on September 14 and 21. In the evening of Saturday, September 14, it’s time for food, beverages, roller skating and neon at Light up the Night Central Fair. And if you are interested in learning a new artistic skill, check out the Printmaking Workshop on Tuesday, September 17.
· Looking for some great deals? Check out the neighborhood-wide Powderhorn Rummage Tour on Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16.And next weekend, enjoy a wide variety of tunes and find out more about housing justice at the unique Powderhorn Porchfest music festival on Saturday, September 22.
· Midtown Global Market continues its long tradition of interesting events and we’re only noting a few here. On Saturday, September 14, you can enjoy pig roast tacos while supporting childhood learning at Let’s Taco ‘bout Children’s Literacy. Don’t miss Minnesota author Dr. Rebecca K.S. Ansari’s reading from her novel for middle-graders, The Missing Piece of Charlie O’Reilly at 2:30 pm. On Thursday, September 12, you’ll find healthy food options at a Farmer’s Market. That evening, you can learn about heart-healthy eating at a Neighborhood Night: Backyard Community Health Hub Dialogue: Cardio. Then, on Sunday, September 22 the focus returns to tacos (and beer) at the Taco Throwdown, a competition among several Market vendors, with the winner crowned at 5:00 pm.
· The Midtown Greenway Coalition invites all bicyclists to the FREE Extend the Greenway Ride + Rally on Sunday, September 15. This is a great chance to see the proposedroute that would extend the Greenway into St. Paul. And after last week’s work session, the Coalition is proud to announce the New and Improved Rain Garden in the Greenway.
· After a summer of initial planning, In the Heart of the Beast has announced the next step in the transformation of the annual MayDay celebration-the formation of the MayDay Council.Nominations are open through Thursday, October 24. I have included a thorough description of the Council from HOBT’s website.
I always appreciate your announcements and comments!
Also, please let me know the email address of anyone who would like to get these reports.
Feel free to contact me if you need (non-emergency) help from the Minneapolis Police Department or have any questions about crime or policing in Midtown. Thank you!
John R. Baumann
Midtown Community Safety Center
Minneapolis Police Department
2949 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Midtown Area Crime Report and Announcements
Week of 9-3 to 9-9-19
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
- 15 Part 1 crimes reported. Down from 24 last week.
- Part 1 crimes breakdown: Robbery-2, aggravated assault-2, auto theft-2, larceny/theft-9.
- 4 violent crimes reported. Same as last week.
- Violent crime breakdown: Robbery-2, aggravated assault-2.
- Aggravated assault breakdown:Domestic-0, non-domestic-2.
- 11 offenders total arrested and taken into custody by MPD.
- 2 of these werefelony arrests, marked in yellow.
*Part 1 crimes are homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, auto theft, arson and larceny/theft.
Midtown Part 1 Crime Details
9-5, 10:17 pm 29xx Portland Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) The victim was behind his house when an unknown number of unknown suspects attacked him. The loss included gold chains, a watch, cash and a bank card.
9-8, 9:05 pm 31st St E & Bloomington Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) The 2 victims were in a parked car with the passenger window rolled down. One unknown suspect punched Victim 2 with a handgun and demanded “everything” from the victims. The loss for Victim 1 was cash; for Victim 2 it was cash, ID, a wallet, credit cards and phones in cases.
Aggravated Assault (2)
9-5, 10:05 pm 29xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) The suspect was being transported to Hennepin County Medical Center and spit blood on a paramedic who was treating him.
9-8, 12:02 am Lake St E & 18th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Upon arrival, officers found a victim who had blood on his shirt and a small laceration. He was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. The victim provided very little information to officers.
Auto Theft (2)
Between 9-4, 9:30 pm and 9-5, 7:00 am 30xx Chicago Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) The reporting party left the vehicle parked and when he returned the next day, it was gone. The reporting party had the keys. There is no suspect information. Officers later recovered the vehicle.
9-7, 4:00 am 31xx Longfellow Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood)A 911 caller reported a damaged moped in her driveway. The responding officer was able to identify the owner from the VIN and returned the moped. The owner’s surveillance camera went offline before the moped was stolen.
9-5 10xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)
9-9 8xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)
Theft by Swindle
9-3 31xx 23rd Ave S Corcoran neighborhood)
Theft from Motor Vehicle
9-5 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)
9-3 Lake St E & Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)
9-4 28xx Bloomington Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)
9-4 29th St E & 10th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)
9-4 17xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)
9-4 23xx Lake St E (Corcoran neighborhood)
MPD Arrests in Midtown This Week
Arrestees Taken into Custody (2 Felony, 11 Total)
9-3, 2:54 am 6xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood) Silk Lamond Davis: Carry a Weapon without a Permit (Felony), Narcotics Violation (Felony).
9-4, 9:47 pm 10xx Midtown Greenway E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Christopher Robyn Bowker: False Information to Law Enforcement, 1 Felony Warrant.
9-5, 5:36 am 8xx 28th St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Cameron Desha Vankino Davis: 1 Felony Warrant.
9-6, 8:00 am 28xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Keith Allen Bruce: 1 Felony Warrant (for 3rd Degree Burglary); Jorge Andres Garcia: 1 Felony Warrant (for 5th Degree Narcotics).
9-6, 11:45 am 29xx Oakland Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Demario Antwane Lawrence: Cancelled (Driver’s License) Inimical to Public Safety.
9-6, 12:00 pm 29xx Oakland Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Juan Carlos Flores: Loitering with Intent-Narcotics.
9-6, 2:45 pm 29xx Oakland Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Richard Alan Quarles: Disorderly Conduct.
9-7, 1:56 am 31xx Park Ave S (Central neighborhood) Enrique Tarros Guevara: Domestic Assault 5.
9-7, 8:55 pm 28xx Oakland Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Mara Yesenia Fuentes: Refuse Drug and Alcohol Test.
9-9, 9:27 am 3xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood) Donald Shauntez Roberts: Forgery of Check (Felony).
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, Clinton Ave S to Bloomington Ave S.
Strategies used during the week included:
• All shifts: Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.
• Beats: Extra patrol on Lake St corridor.
• Extend directed patrol to Clinton Ave for Middle Watch and Night Watch.
• Request mobile camera be placed at Lake St and Park Ave.
• Mobile camera has been placed at lake St & Clinton Ave.
• CRT-Details focusing on Lake St utilizing Precinct cameras & ongoing CRT focus on livability/nuisance crimes.
• Continued CRT details along Lake St E, near 12th Ave to Bloomington Ave.
• Mid‐week multi‐unit details will be conducted focused in Hot Spots.
• Neighborhood Coordination Officers followed up on:
- 31xx 5th Ave S (condemned). An upper window was boarded.
- 2 tent encampments at 32nd St E & Hiawatha Ave S.
- 15xx Lake St E
Community Events and Announcements
American Swedish Institute
Cocktails at the Castle Friday, September 13, 7:00 to 11:00 pm. 2600 Park Ave S
The American Swedish Institute‘s signature “museum party done right” is back with a rousing evening inspired by The Vikings Begin exhibition (see it now through October 27). There’ll be live local music by three female power house vocalists, pop-up performances, a costume contest, raptors, hands-on activities and – of course – cocktails. Get your tickets now to ragnaROCK the night away at the Castle!
· Dance party fueled by DJ-duo Pink Rink
· Get your Viking on: Falconry 101 with the Raptor Center, rune carving demonstrations, live ale-bowl turning and a hair braiding station
· Costume contest: Awards will be given to the guest in the best Viking garb
$17 ASI members / $20 non-members (plus service fees) / $25 at the door (if available). This is a 21+ event. Tickets available through Eventbrite.
Midtown Farmers Market
Saturday MarketSaturday, September 14, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. 3032 Minnehaha Ave S.
Get your breakfast judging palettes ready – the Midtown Farmers Market’s first ever Breakfast Sandwich Rabble is this week! A silly and delicious breakfast sandwich competition (and mini fundraiser!) to celebrate and support the market. Let’s get ready to rabble!!
*Geek Love Cafe
Sample some sandwiches and vote for your favorite! Donate what you can to cast your vote. Winners and dollars raised will be announced at noon. RSVP and spread the word here.
You can also enjoy Cathal and Victoria on the Market Stage, 9:00 am to 10:00 am and Lonesome Dan Kase, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. 00 pm. Learn about Market Science, Master Gardeners, Breakfast Sandwich Rabble!, Christ Church Lutheran (Market sponsor), Animal Rights Coalition, and Sabathani at Community Tables. And don’t forget the great fresh food!
The Market will also be open on Tuesday, September 17, 3:00 to 7:00 pm.
Free Compost Bin at the Market!
Thanks to a grant through Hennepin County, the Midtown Farmers Market will have home composting bins and bags available at no cost starting this Saturday. Stop by the green info tent at your convenience to get yours with plenty of information, resources, and composting guides.
Lighthouse Network Breakfast Saturday, September 14, 8:30 am, 2529 13th Ave S
Please join neighbors and community members to build relationship and connection, while enjoying a meal. This month, we will be joined by Kim Simmonds, the 311 supervisor, and Lt. Grant Snyder, who focuses on working with those facing homelessness. Both will provide more information on the work they do, insights they’ve learned, and how their resources can be best utilized by residents and community members.
To help us prepare and provide, please RSVP to cyndi.
The Lighthouse Network and these breakfasts are meant to be a way for relationships to build, information to be shared and people to connect with various events and efforts to create a healthier neighborhood. I know there is a lot going on in the neighborhood and there are many discussions of events to seek solutions. If you have any upcoming events or resources to share, please send me info/flyers by 12 pm Friday 9/13.
The Little Free Farmers’ Market Saturday Distributions
Join in the mornings of September 14 and September 21! We gather at Hosmer Garden (4th Ave S & E 36th St) to harvest at 9:00 and then bike around and chat with neighbors until 12 PM.
Light up the Night Central Fair Saturday, September 14, 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Chicago Ave S, between 37th & 38th St.
Discover Central under the moonlight! Free admission, everyone welcome! Neighborhood businesses’ food & beverages and ROLLER SKATING available for purchase. Come wearing neon and let’s “Light Up the Night!”
Printmaking Workshop Tuesday, September 17, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. CANDO office, 3715 Chicago Ave S.
Plant Grow Share invites you to a fall workshop focused on printmaking! Come learn skills and make art with us! Our teaching artist will be a neighbor, Katrina Knutson. Then join us to do some printmaking at our fall Harvest Feast!
No experience necessary.
Our space is wheelchair accessible. Interpretation and childcare available upon request. We’ll have snacks! Please come scent-free.
Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA)
Powderhorn Rummage Tour Saturday, September 14 & Sunday, September 15
Powderhorn Porchfest Saturday, September 21, 4:00 to 10:00 pm. 32nd St E & 17th Ave S.
Join us for this FREE South Minneapolis music festival dedicated to Housing Justice! Dance in the streets to jazz, blues, indie and more with 16 local bands performing on 4 porches that transform into stages. Enjoy sweet and savory delights from half a dozen food trucks. Bring the kids; Porchfest is free and friendly for all ages. For more information, including musical lineups, see
Midtown Global Market
Let’s Taco ‘bout Children’s LiteracySaturday, September 14, 12:00 to 6:00 pm. 920 Lake St E.
Help raise funds for children’s literacy and dine on delicious $10 Pig Roast Taco Plates
At 2:30 p.m., Minnesota author Dr. Rebecca K.S. Ansari, will read from her middle-grade readers novel, The Missing Piece of Charlie O’Reilly.
Proceeds from the Taco Plates and a percent of sales at these stores in the Market will help buy books for kids from Magers & Quinn Booksellers:
· East Lake Craft Brewery
· Manny’s Tortas
· Moroccan Flavors
This event was founded and produced by Dr. Mokalla of Children’s Hospital in honor of his passion to help the community.
Farmer’s MarketThursday, September 19, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. 920 Lake St E.
Join the Backyard Community Health Hub for a farmer’s market on the central plaza from 10 am to 2 pm.
Neighborhood Night: Backyard Community Health Hub Dialogue: CardioThursday, September 19, 5:30 to 7:30 pm. 920 Lake St E.
Join neighbors and friends for a discussion on cardiovascular disease and tips to lead a healthier life.
Taco ThrowdownSunday, September 22, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. 920 Lake St E. East Lake Brewery
Try tacos from 3 different Midtown Global Market vendors (Taco Cat, Hot Indian and Manny’s Tortas) while enjoying two beers from East Lake Brewery in a take-home glass. Vote for your favorite taco and crown a new champ! The fun starts at Noon and the winner will be crowned at 5 pm. Tickets are $29 with 15 percent of proceeds going to charity (Feedom for Immigrants – End Border Detention!)
Tickets available at the taproom bar as well as online at eastlakemgm.com
*Vegetarian option available.
Midtown Greenway Coalition
Extend the Greenway Ride + Rally Sunday, September 15, 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Lake Monster Brewing, 500 Vandalia St, Saint Paul.
Join us for a bike ride and rally to support the effort to Extend the Greenway over the River and through Saint Paul. FREE!
Meet at Lake Monster Brewing at 12:30 p.m. to join the Sierra Club North Star Chapter for a Mini Bike Tour along the proposed Greenway extension in Saint Paul, organized in partnership with the Saint Paul Bicycle Coalition. (The ride will start promptly at 1 p.m.)
RSVP for the bike ride here: Bike Ride RSVP
Can’t make the ride? Join us and our Extend the Greenway Partners at the Brewery from 1 – 4 p.m. Have a tasty beer and learn more about the project and how you can help.
Proceeds from every beer sold will be donated to support the effort!
New and Improved Rain Garden in the Greenway
More than a dozen volunteers helped restore a key rain garden in the Greenway over the weekend, planting more than 200 native plants and flowers!
The revitalized garden near 28th Street will help capture water runoff from the trail and nearby buildings, provide pollinator habitat, and make the Greenway even more beautiful.
Special thanks the volunteers, plus to New Belgium Brewing for the grant to restore the garden, and to the Smith Foundry for providing water.
Want to help maintain this garden and several others managed by the Midtown Greenway Coalition? Contact soren
In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre
MayDay in Metamorphosis: MayDay Council
The function of The MayDay Council is to collectively design a sustainable and equitable path forward for the MayDay based on the information collected during the discovery phase of Imagine MayDay. The MayDay Council will partner with HOBT in designing a new approach to the planning and production of future MayDay events based on principles of equity, justice, and collaboration.
More about The MayDay Council
Recommended Charter & Mandate
The following activities be delegated to the MayDay Council:
1. The MayDay Council’s primary mandate will be to design a collaboration-oriented strategic plan and business model for MayDay;
2. The MayDay Council’s secondary mandate will be to recommend specific, culturally affirming changes to HOBT’s governance and programming models.
The MayDay Council is an advisory team to the HOBT Leadership Team that currently includes, Steve Ackerman (Site Director), Naomi Campion (General Manager), Claire Curran (Communications Director), Linnea House (Finance Director), and Corrie Zoll (Executive Director). The MayDay Council will make recommendations that will then be decided upon by the HOBT Leadership Team, and Board of Directors when appropriate. It is our intention and commitment to strive for consensus between the MayDay Council, HOBT Leadership Team, and Board of Directors.
MDC Internal Governance & Decision Making
The internal decision-making structure for the transition team should be based on consensus; their specific mechanism will be co-created together during the first meeting.
o Attend a day-long retreat facilitated by Imagine Deliver to determine decision-making structure and co-create a list of action steps and a visual equity framework
o Meetings at most twice a month
o MDC will be convened through July 2021. This will allow for an evaluation of the first production and allow room for adjustments based on goals and metrics that will be decided by the MDC.
The MDC will consist of no more than 20 members committed to a possible two-year term. These members will demonstrate a strong desire to contribute to a future-forward and justice-oriented review and revisioning of MayDay and HOBT. Anyone can be nominated, we are especially looking for nominations from the following groups:
o IBPOC Artists. Key stakeholders from the community of artists with a varying degree of proximity to HOBT and the MayDay Celebration weighted towards IBPOC artists. These artists should have demonstrated a strong connection to the community, have some level of artistic production experience. We recommend seeking representation across identity with a preference for members of IBPOC communities
o Local Leaders. Key stakeholders from non-arts related community groups/organizations (i.e. neighborhood associations, business associations, local advocates for IBPOC, immigrant and/or other affinity groups working with marginalized communities)
o Municipal Leadership. One representative from the City of Minneapolis (recommending a member of the Arts Commission, someone from a council member office, and/or a representative from the Mayor’s office). It will be important to have the perspective of someone connected to the arts in a citywide capacity, as the city chooses to invest in ‘cultural nodes’. This representative should have an understanding of how future MayDay and HOBT may be supported by and incorporated into the City’s plan
o Parks Decisionmakers. A representative from Powderhorn Park and/or Minneapolis Parks and Recreation will be crucial in contributing to future May Day/HOBT. This representative should have decision-making power and energy around possibilities for growing partnerships and collaborations outside of the Avalon, and within the community
o Nonprofit Innovators. Representatives from other nonprofits or arts institutions adjacent to HOBT and within the Phillips and Powderhorn neighborhoods (i.e. Pillsbury Playhouse, Chicago Avenue Fire Arts, Bare Bones, Free Black Dirt)
Compensation & Radical Hosting
Compensation for MDC members:
o A stipend that is well is well above minimum wage should be delivered in a timely manner
o Travel costs of $XX will be included in the stipend
o Childcare will be provided on-site as needed
o Accessibility requirements will be met as needed
o Culturally affirming food and beverages will be provided for each meeting.
Nomination & Selection Process
Imagine Deliver and HOBT will use transparent nomination and vetting process. This process includes:
o Nomination form opens on Sep 11th and closes on October 24th
o If you have been nominated, you will be notified by October 25th and given the opportunity to withdraw your nomination if not interested
o All nominations will be reviewed by Imagine Deliver, Free Black Dirt, and HOBT Executive Committee and HOBT Leadership Team using this a rubric that will made public. Each of these groups will make recommendations.
o Proposed process: HOBT Leadership team will draft a list of finalists based on recommendations. Groups making recommendations will be asked to review the list of finalists.
o Final selections will be approved by the HOBT leadership team by November 1st. And will be announced publicly as soon as the selected candidates have accepted their seat on the MayDay Council
The public is invited to nominate others (and/or themselves). Nominations can be made by:
o Recording a video and sending to firstname.lastname@example.org with “MayDay Council Nomination” in the subject line
o Or by calling Executive Director Corrie Zoll at 612-540-5366.