Schedule of free outdoor movies at Target Field Station announced
|Events hosted as part of Go Outside with Hennepin County|
Schedule of free outdoor movies at Target Field Station announced
|Events hosted as part of Go Outside with Hennepin County|
Attached please find information for the FREE June classes in the LSS TEC (Training and Education Center) at 2400 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis (2nd floor).
Please post and forward them to your network. All classes FREE and open the public!!
***Don’t forget to send me flyers about your programs and employment opportunities. I am happy to post them in the TEC and pass them on.
Employment Empowerment from 9:00am to 12:00pm daily starts on 06/05 and ends 06/23.
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy runs 06/07, 06/14, 06/21 from 9-12:00.
Attendance for all three days is required.
Register online tec
Open Lab hours are on the flyer and mock interview/resume assistance can be scheduled during those times by contacting 612-879-5286 or tec
If you have any questions please contact me! joan.riley or 612-879-5286
Have a great week!
Employment Services Training and Youth Works
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
joan.riley | 612-879-5286
2400 Park Ave. S.|Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Hello again! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report for the week ending 5-15-17. (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 14 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week, down from 16 last week.
There were 6 violent crimes in Midtown this week; 5 were robberies of persons. Please limit what you carry and stay aware of your surroundings at all times. If you see something illegal or suspicious, please call 911 right away.
MPD officers arrested 24 suspects in Midtown during the week. There were arrests in 2 of the robberies.
I have 4 announcements this week. See the report for more details on these items:
· The Hennepin County criminal justice community is sponsoring “Warrant Forgiveness Day” on Saturday, May 20. People with outstanding misdemeanor warrants of many kinds can get them resolved after meeting with a public defender and a prosecutor.
· Waite House is coordinating a Plant Swap, also on Saturday, May 20
· Youth from Semillla Center and Young Dance have been exploring and planting safety through various arts. Come join the Seeding Safety celebration on Saturday, May 20.
· You can learn more about policing in the 3rd Precinct at the 3PAC meeting on May 22. All invited!
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 5-9 to 5-15-17
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, between 28th St E and 32nd St E
· There were 14 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, down from 16 last week. Part 1 crimes include homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (5), aggravated assault (1), burglary (1), auto theft (0), 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. Please stay aware of your surroundings at all times when out on the street and call 911 if you see something suspicious.
· There were no homicides, rapes, auto thefts 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 24 suspects in Midtown. There were arrests in 2 of the robberies.
Focused Enforcement in Midtown
Lake Street (26th St E to 31st St E, Columbus Ave S to 17th Ave S) was a focused enforcement area for violent crime this week.
Results included: 126 stops, 71 directed patrols and 15 arrests. There were 3 robberies and 1 aggravated assault reported in this area during the week.
Boundary Change: The newboundaries for the focused enforcement area will be 28th St E to 31st St E, Columbus Ave S to 17th Ave S, for the week beginning 5-16-17.
Strategies for the coming week include:
• Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.
• Day Beat-Provide extra patrol at Salvation Army.
• Day Beat & Evening Beat-Focus on 3000 block of 16th Ave S.
• Metro Transit PD is providing extra patrol at Lake St E & 17th Ave S.
• Regular details with neighborhood Probation Officers and MAVI (Minnesota Ant-Violence Initiative) to focus on chronic offenders.
• Evening Beat Detail with Probation.
• Mobile camera is being moved to 16th & Lake.
Crime Prevention Tactics
• Work with Lake Street Council on grants for lighting, etc.
• Ongoing collaboration with community groups.
Problem Properties Tactics
• Problem property identified in the 2900 block of 12th Ave S, investigation ongoing.
Central Neighborhood (Lake St E to 34st St E, 3rd Ave S to Portland Ave S) was a focused enforcement area for violent crime this week.
Results included: 20 stops, 13 directed patrols and 4 arrests. There was 1 robbery and 1 aggravated assault reported in this area during the week.
Strategies for the coming week include:
• Proactive Enforcement, Foot Beats & Directed Patrol
• Middle Watch – Directed Patrol & suspicious persons stops
• Weapons Unit is following up on shots‐related calls in the 3300 block of 4th Ave. S.
Problem Property Strategies:
• Problem Properties officer & Day Beat are coordinating on multiple problem properties.
• CPS Notsch will target leaderless block clubs.
Reported Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)
5-9, 12:00 to 12:11 pm 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Victim 1 who is paralyzed on the right side from a stroke was in the front passenger seat and victim 2 was behind him. The vehicle was parked in front of above address while the witness victim 1’s wife was inside. The vehicle had the keys in the ignition. Victims saw Arrestee [Charita Lakole Donahue] circling the vehicle. She jumped in the drivers seat and said “my turn to drive” and pulled out a steak knife with a brown handle. She put the knife flat against her stomach with the blade pointing at victim 1. With his good hand victim 1 grabbed the long cord that was attached to the keys. AP also grabbed the keys and was fighting victim 1 over it. Victim 2 couldn’t leave and was trying to help victim 1. Victim 2 was worried where the knife was. Witness came out of business and saw the fight and took her cane after Arrestee to protect victim 1. Witness scared Arrestee out of the vehicle as I arrived Arrestee was in the street just south of the vehicle. Several people called on this and everyone was yelling that she had a knife. The knife was not located on her. It was later located between the front driver seat and the center council. I took pictures and knife was property inventoried. Squad 332 booked Arrestee. Case closed by arrest.
5-9, 8:27 to 8:30 pm Midtown Greenway E & 18th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Robbery of Person report taken at the listed location. Loss is an I phone. Suspects were described as 5 possibly native american males. No further. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.
5-11, 12:10 to 12:25 am 29th St E & Bloomington Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Officers responded to the above location for a Robbery of Person. We met with a male, identified via his MN driver’s license as the Victim, who stated a Suspect entered his vehicle, feigned a gun, and took five dollars in quarters. No injuries. Supplement added. Victim was provided with a blue (victim resources) card.
5-11, 7:25 to 7:30 am 32nd St E & 4th Ave S (Central neighborhood) The victimwas robbed by 2 black males in the area. [Note: Kaheem Gevontez Hammick-Wade arrested.]
5-14, 10:19 to 10:24 pm Lake St E & 12th Ave S (Midtown Phillips or Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officers responded to a robbery of person in progress. A blue (victim resources) card was given to Victim. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.
Aggravated Assault (1)
5-9, 9:45 pm Lake St E & Portland Ave S (Phillips West or Central neighborhood) Suspect pointed a knife at Victim and threatened to kill him. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card.
5-10, 8:00 am to 4:15 pm 28xx 16th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Officers were dispatched to the above address on the report of a burglary of dwelling report that occurred sometime earlier today. The dwelling was unoccupied and the listed loss consisted of jewelry, personal documents, credit cards, and electronics. Suspect is unknown and Victim had no suspect information. Entry was gained by pushing an air conditioner unit in. Victim was provided with a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Further investigation.
Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Arrests in Midtown (24)
5-9, 12:20 pm 29xx Chicago Ave S Charita Lakole Donahue arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Assault 2-Assault with Dangerous Weapon (Felony) and Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony).
5-9, 3:20 pm 32nd St E & 14th Ave S Tamara Ann Vandermoon arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor) and 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.
5-9, 7:41 pm 30xx 12th Ave S Christopher Hernandez Rendon arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.
5-9, 9:45 pmLake St E & 15th Ave S Macarr Tyree Ray Hillarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Carry a Weapon without a Permit (Felony), Narcotics Violation (Felony) and 1 Felony Warrant.
5-9, 11:00 pm29xx 12th Ave S Byron David Brooksarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.
5-10, 12:23 amLake St E & 2nd Ave S Jordan Luke Von Mandelstopped andissued a citation for No Valid Driver’s License.
5-10, 3:43 am 31 xx 23rd Ave S Eric Anthony Thomas arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Damage to Property.
5-10, 11:40 amLake St E & Park Ave S Eric Wilson arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Drug Paraphernalia and Misdemeanor Warrants.
5-10, 7:23 pm Lake St E & Chicago Ave S Luis Alberto Galeno stopped andissued a citation for Driving After Revocation.
5-11, 9:15 amLake St E & 17th Ave S Kaheem Gevontez Hammick-Wadearrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Robbery of Person (Felony); Kirsten Amor Chavez arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant and 3 Misdemeanor Warrants.
5-11, 10:52 am29xx Clinton Ave S Anthony Curtis Villellaarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Theft and Drug Paraphernalia.
5-11, 3:30 pm29th St E & 18th Ave S Deshawn Tresor Stroudarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.
5-11, 7:21 pm31xx Columbus Ave S Carlos Raul Olson and Rachel Marie Thinelk arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Stolen Property Offense (Felony).
5-11, 8:14 pm32nd St E &10th Ave S Cesar Manuel Mejia-Salvador arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony).
5-11, 11:00 pm17xx Lake St E Joseph Carl Nelson andTerrance Dean May arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Trespassing and Assault 5-Attempt to Cause Bodily Harm.
5-12, 7:45 pmLake St E & Bloomington Ave S Georgina Vivar Parraissued a citation for No Valid Driver’s License.
5-13, 11:35 pm28th St E & Bloomington Ave S Andre Lashon Carterstopped, arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Cancelled Driver’s License-Inimical to Public Safety (Gross Misdemeanor).
5-14, 2:06 amLake St E & Cedar Ave S Joshua James Dennison issued a citation for Drug Paraphernalia.
5-14, 9:45 am 30xx Chicago Ave S Eduardo Enrique-Alvarezarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony), Carry a Weapon Without a Permit (Felony), Drug Paraphernalia and Assault 5-Attempt to Cause Bodily Harm.
5-14, 6:30 pm2xx Lake St E Rafael Ramirezarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony).
5-14, 8:00 pm30xx 17th Ave S Michael Vince Malibirin arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony), False Name or Information (Gross Misdemeanor) and 1 Felony Warrant (Burglary).
Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) Arrests in Midtown (2)
5-9, 7:54 pm23xx Lake St E Sherry Ann Sargent arrested for Obstruct Legal Process.
5-9, 11:19 pm23xx Lake St E Eric Anthony Thomas arrested for Damage to Property.
Hennepin County Justice Partners to Hold
“Warrant Forgiveness Day” on May 20
On Saturday, May 20, 2017, the Hennepin County criminal justice community is sponsoring Warrant Forgiveness Day at the Sabathani Community Center, 310 East 38th Street, Minneapolis. The event will offer anyone with an outstanding misdemeanor Hennepin County arrest warrant an opportunity to meet with justice system officials and take steps to resolve their cases. Walk-ins and appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants in this one-day event have the opportunity to resolve their cases after meeting with a public defender and a prosecutor. Settlements for eligible misdemeanor warrants, without the risk of being arrested, may include:
· Doing community service work at or near the event,
· Getting time to pay a fine, or
· Scheduling a court date in the future to handle or dispute the case.
By participating in this event, warrants will be cleared or resolved on the same day. Please note that domestic assault, DWI, felony and juvenile warrants cannot be resolved at this event.
Assistant Chief Judge and Criminal Presiding Judge Toddrick Barnette explained, “This event is a collaboration of Hennepin criminal justice partners and community organizations. The event, in conjunction with other criminal justice initiatives, is making changes to lessen the social and personal impact on individuals who don’t pose a public safety risk, but missed a court date for a low level misdemeanor offense. It costs about $132 a day to keep someone at the jail. We know that being detained in jail can have a negative impact on childcare, housing, and employment. This event will save taxpayers money by allowing people who pose no risk to public safety to clear a warrant without being detained. I think taxpayers and participants in this event will appreciate the partnership between the community and the criminal justice partners.”
In addition to resolving warrants, a resource fair featuring representatives from Catholic Charities, Amicus, the American Indian Center, the Expungement Clinic, the Legal Rights Center, MN Dept. of Public Safety Driver and Vehicle Services (DPS-DVS), the Driver Diversion Program, probation, and others will provide help to participants with other concerns.
The event is collaboration between the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, Driver Diversion Program/Diversion Solutions, Hennepin County District Court, the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office, the Hennepin Suburban Prosecutors Group, the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office, DPS-DVS, Sabathani Community Center, and the United Way. More information about the event can be found at: http://www.mncourts.gov/FindCourts/Hennepin/Warrant-Forgiveness-Day.aspx. #
Waite House Plant Swap on Saturday, May 20
Join us to trade, barter and buy plants!
A coalition of Southside gardeners and community organizations are hosting a Plant Swap & Resource Fair on Saturday May 20th from 10am-2pm at Waite House in Phillips neighborhood. The Swap gives us an opportunity share information, materials, resources, ideas and energy.
Bring plants of any type! Annuals, perennials, houseplants! Use this form to sign up to start plants for the swap: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14ADMSidue59Lfx2evxdDMqjyM7xH0yesyXDzlCWVDW4/edit#gid=0
It’s not just about gardening; it’s about creating a more resilient, abundant and empowered community. See you at the Swap!
Seeding Safety Celebration is Saturday, May 20
Youth from the Semilla Center for Healing and the Arts at St. Paul’s Church and Young Dance have been exploring and planting safety in Midtown Phillips through dance, art, poetry and photography. Come join us for their celebration: Seeding Safety—Sembrando Seguridad, May 20, 2 pm, 2742 15th Ave S (corner of 28th street). Fiesta at St Paul’s after the performance!
Learn More About the 3rd Precinct at 3PAC, Monday, May 22
The 3rd Precinct Advisory Council (3PAC) will meet Monday, May 22, 6:30 pm, in the community room at the Precinct, 3000 Minnehaha Ave. This is your chance to find out about Precinct operations and hear from Inspector Catherine Johnson and other Precinct staff. The special guest this time is Captain Jim Franklin of the Metro Transit Police Department. All are welcome! To see the agenda and the minutes from the March meeting, visit this link: 3PACMaymeetingAprilminutes.pdf
(The 3rd Precinct is the area from Highway 94 to the City limits; 35W to the Mississippi River.)
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