Midtown Weekly Crime Report, Week Ending 3-27-17

Hello again! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report for the week ending 3-27-17. (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 10 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week, down from 14 last week.

5 violent crimes were reported.

MPD officers arrested 16 suspects in Midtown during the week.

I have 3 announcements this week. See the report for more details on these items:

· Phillips Round the World Challenge kicks off Tuesday, April 4, 5:00 pm at 2700 Park Ave S. The goal is to walk around the world!
· LSS TECH is offering several free classes, beginning Monday, April 3.
· Corcoran Neighborhood Organization (CNO) has had someimportant staff transitions.

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.

Thank you!

John R. Baumann
Midtown Community Safety Center
Minneapolis Police Department
2949 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-825-6138
john.baumann

Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 3-21 to 3-27-17
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

Summary
· There were 10 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, down from 14 last week. Part 1 crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson, auto theft and larceny (theft). Public information narratives (direct from police reports) for all but the larceny incidents appear below.
· There were 5 violent crimes reported-1 rape, 2 robberies and 2 aggravated assaults. By comparison, there were 4 violent crimes last week-all robberies.
· There were no homicides, burglaries 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 16 suspects in Midtown.

Focused Enforcement in Midtown
Lake Street (29th St E to 32nd St E, I-35 W to 16th Ave S) was a focused enforcement area for violent crime this week.

Results included: 125 stops, 101 directed patrols and 13 arrests. There was 1 rape, 1 robbery and 1 aggravated assault reported in this area during the week.

Strategies for the coming week include:
Patrol Tactics
• Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.
• Day Watch-Proactive enforcement & directed patrol mornings on the eastern end of the zone.
• Day Beat-Provide extra patrol at Salvation Army
• Dog watch-Proactive enforcement & directed patrol on the west end of the focus area.

Investigative Tactics
• Regular details with neighborhood Probation Officers and MAVI (Minnesota Ant-Violence Initiative) to focus on chronic offenders.
• Evening Beat Detail with Probation.

Crime Prevention Tactics
• Work with Lake St Council on grants for lighting, etc.

Problem Properties Strategies
• Problem Properties focus on an address on 5th Ave. The community is monitoring the address.
• CPS & Problem Properties Officer will meet with Salvation Army to determine division leadership.

Reported Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)
Rape (1)
3-22, 12:00 to 2:00 pm Lake St E & 16th Ave S (East Phillipsor Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officer responded to a Criminal Sexual Conduct-Rape at North Memorial Medical Center. Victim provided suspect information. Victim was advised and given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Further investigation.

Robbery (2)
3-24, 9:50 to 9:52 pm 28th St E & Bloomington Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Victim reported that he was robbed at gunpoint by Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 at the above location between the above times. Victim provided a limited suspect description. Emergency Medical Service was refused and Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.

3-25, 9:13 to 9:25 pm 32nd St E & Chicago Ave S (Central or Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officers were dispatched to the above for a robbery of person report. Victim stated she was walking southbound on Chicago Av S at 32 St E, when a male dressed in all black wearing a black mask jumped from a green minivan and she was thrown down. Suspect then took Victim’s purse before jumping back into the van and leaving in an unknown direction. Victim stated she was uninjured and refused medical attention. Victim provided a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Further investigation.

Aggravated Assault (2)
3-23, 2:30 to 2:35 pm Lake St E & Hiawatha Ave S (East Phillips or Corcoran neighborhood) Officers responded to an assault in progress at the above location. Officers spoke with Victim who stated he was assaulted by classmates. Officers spoke with Victim over the phone and upon arrival at Victim’s residence, Victim was not able to be located. Recommendation: Further investigation.

3-26, 9:45 pm to 3-27, 10:00 pm 30xx 14th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officers were dispatched to a report of domestic abuse at the above listed address. Suspect was gone on officers’ arrival. Suspect was not on the enhancement list. Domestic abuse supplement was filled out along with medical release forms and inventories. Victim 1 declined medical attention, Victim 1 and Victim 2 were transported to the hospital, Victim 2 possibly had minor injuries. Victim 1 was given a blue (police resources) card. Officers contacted the domestic hotline. Recommendation: Further investigation.

Auto Theft (1)
3-25, 3:12 pm to 3-26, 3:30 pm Lake St E & 15th Ave S (Midtown Phillips or Powderhorn Park neighborhood) The victim’sfriend parked his vehicle at the above intersection. When he attempted to find it again it was gone. The Auto Desk was notified.

Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Arrests in Midtown (16)
3-21, 5:08 pm8xx 28th St E Shawanda Renee Hill arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant and 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant.

3-21, 10:42 pmLake St E & 10th Ave S Kevin Gerald Robinson stopped, arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

3-21, 10:47 pm29th St E & 11th Ave S Ahmed Deq Laylan Mohamed arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony); Abubakar Hassan Mahamudstopped and issued a citation for Driving After Revocation.

3-22, 3:20 am 28th St E & 18th Ave S Carlos Raul Olson arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony) and Narcotics Violation (Felony); Lydia Rose Sargentarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony) and 2 Misdemeanor Warrants; Talana Corrine Ortley arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 2 Gross Misdemeanor Warrants and 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

3-22, 8:00 amLake St E & 13th Ave S Sileshi Sisay Aregaarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor).

3-22, 9:15 amLake St E & 13th Ave S Michael Williamsarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor).

3-22, 9:28 amLake St E & 13th Ave S Edgar Daniello Martinez-Montezarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor).

3-22, 8:12 pm28xx Clinton Ave S Rebecca Lynn Goodmanstopped andissued a citation for Driving After Revocation and No Proof of Insurance.

3-23, 10:24 pm 8xx Lake St E Elmi Hassan Dahirarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Trespassing.

3-24, 3:50 pmLake St E & 2nd Ave S Francisco Javier Sandovalandissued a citation for No Valid Driver’s License and No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.

3-25, 8:00 pm22xx Lake St E Cesar Delgado stopped,arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony), Driving After Cancellation, No Proof of Insurance, Drug Paraphernalia, 1 Misdemeanor Warrant and Traffic Law Enforcement.

3-27, 11:15 am32nd St E & Park Ave S Francisco Flores-Galaraza arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

3-27, 11:58 pmLakeSt E & 3rd Ave S Justin Lee Iversonstopped andissued a citation for Driving After Revocation and No Proof of Insurance.

Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) Arrests in Midtown (2)
3-24, 8:36 am29xx Chicago Ave S Jovauna Marie Gillarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 2 Felony Warrants (Theft), 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (False Information)and 11 Misdemeanor Warrants (various charges).

3-25, 2:11 pm29xx Chicago Ave S Joseph Kpane Kaleewounarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

Criminal Charges Involving Suspects in Midtown
3xx Lake St E Dontray Shavell Niemeyer: Complaint charging Forgery issued by Hennepin County Attorney and signed by MPD investigator and Judge and filed with the court.

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Kick-off at 2700 Park Apartments

Tuesday, April 4, 5:00 to 6:30 PM
2700 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

The walking challenge runs April 18 through June 6. We’ll tell you all about it at the April 4 gathering. There’ll be pedometers, t-shirts, prizes!

No matter what speed or distance you walk (or roll), this is for you.

Join us for refreshments and a fun gathering. Everyone’s invited!

Together, we can walk around the world!

Please let Donna Nordin know that you will join us at 612-741-5180 or dnordin2.

FREE classes at LSS TEC in April

LSS TEC (Training and Education Center) at 2400 Park Ave. S is offering FREE April classes. Participants receive certificates for completion of classes!
Employment Empowerment from 9:00am to 12:00 daily starts on 04/03 and ends 04/21.
We are offering clients the Meyers Briggs Personality Assessment free of charge during the class.
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy runs 04/05, 04/12 and 04/19 from 9-12:00. Attendance for all three days is required.
Register http://www.lssmn.org/employmentservices/tec/signup/
Open Lab hours for job and education search are on the flyer and mock interview/resume assistance can be scheduled during those times by contacting 612-879-5286 or tec
Credentialed training opportunities LSS TEC has a book with free and low cost credentialed training opportunities in fields like IT, Healthcare, Logistics, Office and Administration, Human Services, Construction, Culinary, Machinery and Automotive.
If you have any questions please contact Joan Riley, tec or 612-879-5286.

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CNO Staff Transitions
By Flannery Clark

After 12 years on staff at Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, Eric Gustafson has resigned to pursue a new opportunity at the Family Housing Fund, continuing his work on affordable housing. Stay tuned for an event to celebrate Eric’s dozen years of service to CNO!

The CNO Board of Directors is excited to announce that Heidi Johnson McAllister, CNO’s Associate Director for the last two years, has been selected as the new Executive Director. Heidi is currently on maternity leave, and will return June 15. <a href="mailto:heidi

In addition, Vanessa Haight has joined the CNO staff as the part-time Interim Director during Heidi’s leave, and will transition into a new full-time role as Community Development Manager over the next few months. Please join us in welcoming Vanessa to the CNO staff! vanessa

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