Hello again! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report for the week ending 5-1-17. (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 from 24 last week.
There were 3 violent crimes in Midtown this week, 1 robbery and 2 aggravated assaults.
MPD officers arrested 26 suspects in Midtown during the week. There were arrests in 1 of the aggravated assaults and a burglary of dwelling.
I have 4 announcements this week. See the report for more details on these items:
· The Midtown Community Garden’s Opening Day Food Truck Fest is Saturday, May 6. Enjoy live music and giveaways in addition to the amazing food trucks.
· Third Precinct will be conducting a Block Leader Training on Wednesday, May 10. This is a great chance to get the information you need to organize your block against crime.
· At Microbrews for Midtown on Thursday, May 11, Eastlake Craft Brewery will donate $1to Midtown Phillips neighborhood for every pint sold!
· The Third Precinct is hosting its annual Open House on Wednesday, May 17. Enjoy free food and displays by many MPD special units.
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 4-25 to 5-1-17
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 17 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, down from 24 last week. Part 1 crimes include homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (1), aggravated assault (2), burglary (3), auto theft (2), arson (0) and larceny/theft (9). Public information narratives (taken directly from police reports) for all but the larceny incidents appear below.
· There were 3 violent crimes reported- 1 robbery and 2 aggravated assaults. This is a big decrease from last week when there were 11 violent crimes.
· There were no homicides, rapes or arsons reported during this week.
· There were no business robberies and 1 business burglary reported during the week.
· MPD officers arrested and jailed or issued citations to 26 suspects in Midtown.
Focused Enforcement in Midtown
Lake Street (28th St E to 32nd St E, Columbus Ave S to 18th Ave S) was a focused enforcement area for violent crime this week.
Results included: 130 stops, 66 directed patrols and 22 arrests. There was 1 robbery and 1 aggravated assault reported in this area during the week.
Strategies for the coming week include:
• 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.
• Day Beat-Focus on E. 29th St & 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 placed at 29th St E & 15th Ave S
Crime Prevention Tactics
• Work with Lake Street Council on grants for lighting, etc.
• Business security evaluations along Lake St.
Reported Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)
4-27, 6:58 to 6:59 pm 29xx Bloomington Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Officers witnessed a juvenile male chasing another juvenile male in the above listed intersection. We exited our Squad separated the parties. We discovered that the dispute was regarding a Robbery of Person that occurred shortly beforehand. The Victim stated that the juvenile we had in custody was present during the robbery but did not assault him or take anything from him. We identified the juvenile and brought him home… Recommendation: Further investigation.
Aggravated Assault (2)
4-28, 7:15 to 8:50 pm 28xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Officers responded to listed location for a report of a Stabbing. Arrestee [Valerie Jean Hall] was booked into Hennepin County Jail. Victim was transported to the hospital by Emergency Medical Service. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.
4-28, 3:00 to 5:04 pm 30xx 15th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Suspect 1 had struck Victim numerous times and then strangled her. Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 then broke the west-facing window in Victim’s home. Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 had fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival, possibly in the listed vehicle. A vehicle matching the Witness 1’s description was later stopped. A female matching Suspect 2’s description was driving and was identified by MN driver’s license. Victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center for her injuries. Victim completed … medical release forms; these were property inventoried. Photographs of Victim’s injuries, the scene, and Victim’s medical release form … were taken and have been uploaded…Suspect 2 could be charged by complaint for the damage to property. BWC activated. Later, a handgun, possibly belonging to S1 or S2, was recovered from the scene and property inventoried. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Further investigation.
4-25, 5:00 pm to 4-28, 2:00 pm 28xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Officer arrived at listed location for a report of a Burglary of Dwelling. Blue (victim resources) card given, no suspect information available. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.
5-1, 9:25 to 9:44 am 29xx 12th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Officers responded to the location for a burglary of dwelling in progress. The caller stated that they saw a suspect enter the residence through a window. Officers arrived and surrounded the house. The suspect/arrested party exited through a north window and ran. A foot chase followed and the arrested party [Terrence Terrel Donaldson] was apprehended a few blocks away. The arrested party was booked into the Hennepin County Jail.
5-1, 10:47 pm to 5-2, 12:20 am 15xx Lake St E Business(Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officers were dispatched to a Burglary of Business in progress at the listed address. Upon arrival Officers spoke to Owner 1 who stated that a business owner (Owner 2) was inside the building and that Suspect, an unknown person, had broken a window and entered the building. Officers made entry into the building after visually locating Owner 2 through a window. Officers cleared the building and the suspect was gone. An object was thrown through the window and I placed it into property and evidence inventory. I took pictures of the scene and ordered board up at the request of Owner 1. Owner 2 was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Further investigation.
Auto Theft (2)
4-25, 7:00 pm to 4-26, 1:00 pm 31xx Elliot Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Squad received a call to the above location on an Auto Theft. Victim has both sets of keys. Auto Desk was notified. Precinct wide message was sent out with vehicle information. Victim was given a Blue (victim resources) Card. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.
4-27, 6:00 to 7:00 pm 30xx Park Ave S (Central neighborhood) Victim came to the 5th Precinct and reported that her vehicle was stolen on 4/27/17 at approximately 6:00 pm while parked on the street near Lake St and Park Ave S. Victim reported the incident to the auto desk on 4/27/17 but was advised to come to the precinct and have the report made. Victim stated that no one has permission to be driving her vehicle at this time and will press charges against anyone arrested. Victim vehicle is a 2002 Subaru Outback that is blue and gold in color w/ WI LIC # 151VPF. Auto desk was notified. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.
Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Arrests in Midtown (26)
4-25, 12:37 am Lake St E & Chicago Ave S Juvenile 1 issued a citation for Curfew Violation and False Name or Information; Juvenile 2 issued a citation for Curfew Violation. Both transported to the Juvenile Supervision Center.
4-25, 4:05 pm 31xx 2nd Ave S Jerome Fitzgerald Jr issued a citation for Trespassing.
4-25, 7:00 pm 30xx 4th Ave S Scott Michael Turner arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.
4-26, 12:45 amLake St E & 2nd Ave S Orlando Dedrick Fieldsstopped andissued a citation for Driving After Revocation.
4-26, 10:00 am31xx 19th Ave S Juvenile arrested for Assault 5-Attempt to Cause Bodily Harm and referred to the Restorative Justice Community Action Office.
4-26, 3:12 pmLake St E & 14th Ave S Tamara Ann Vandermoonissued a new court date for a Sign and Release Warrant.
4-26, 5:30 pm Lake St E & 2nd Ave S Jerome Fitzgerald Jr issued a citation for Trespassing.
4-26, 5:46 pmLake St E & 13th Ave S Lori Ann Hanson arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor).
4-26, 6:00 pm 30xx Chicago Ave S Billie Ray Richardson arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony) and 1 Felony Warrant.
4-26, 10:14 pm30xx 15th Ave S Mohamed Abdullahi Aliarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor).
4-27, 12:45 am18xx Lake St E Darrell Gene Weyausarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Assault 2-Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felony)and Carry a Weapon Without a Permit (Felony).
4-28, 4:40 am29xx Bloomington Ave S Mato Paha Eaglehawkarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony); Aleaha Marie Carmonaarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for False Name or Information and 2 Misdemeanor Warrants.
4-28, 6:53 pm8xx Lake St E Robert Joseph Smith issued a citation for Trespassing.
4-28, 7:28 pm28xx Park Ave S Valerie Jean Hall arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Assault 2-Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felony).
4-28, 8:40 pm10xx Lake St E Antonio Devon McKinneyarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Assault.
4-29, 3:05 amLake St E & Park Ave S Gregorio Nicandro Hernandezstopped andissued a citation for No Valid Driver’s License.
4-29, 5:00 am29th St E &13th Ave S Alfred Delano Flowers, Jrstopped andissued a citation for Driving After Revocation and No Proof of Insurance.
4-29, 6:35 pm28th St E & Park Ave S Carlos Ivan Saraviaissued a citation for No Proof of Insurance.
4-29, 9:19 pm 31xx Longfellow Ave S Damour Davoua Suttlesarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Violation of Protection Order and Assault.
4-30, 6:30 pm21xx Lake St E Shannon Diane Mizellarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.
5-1, 9:44 am28xx Bloomington Ave S Terrance Terrel Donaldsonarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Burglary of Dwelling (Felony) and Flee Officer on Foot.
5-1, 4:10 pm6xx 32nd St E Ji Pacheco Hernandez Hernandezstopped andissued a citation for No Valid Driver’s License.
5-1, 9:03 pm29xx 17th Ave S William Darnell Silasissued a citation for Marijuana in Motor Vehicle.
5-1, 11:00 pm28xx 12th Ave S Elizabeth Lynne Shuberg issued a citation for Hit and Run Property Damage, Driving After Suspension and No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.
Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) Arrests in Midtown (1)
4-25, 9:29 pm23xx Lake St E Xavier Marshawn Foster issued a citation forLoiter with Intent-Narcotics. (He was also found to have 1 Warrant.)
Midtown Farmers Market’s
Opening Day Food Truck Fest is Saturday, May 6!
Our 2017 Opening Day Food Truck fest on May 6 will be from 8am-1pm and we’ll be featuring seven food trucks along with our weekly ready to eat foods vendors including Kabomelette, Fireroast Café, Askshay Patram, the Moral Omnivore and more! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to hear about additional food trucks that will be joining us. We’ll also being hosting a blood drive with Memorial Blood Centers, so please step up and help save lives by donating! Entertainment for the day will include Lonnie “the L Train” Farrow from 9-11am and Javier Trejo from 11am-1pm; we hope to see you there!
Some of the great items you can expect to find at the market in the month of May include: asparagus, lettuces, greens, spinach, green onions, radishes, rhubarb, seedlings, bedding plants, hanging baskets, perennials, free range chicken, grass fed beef, pasture raised pork and lamb, eggs, cheese, honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies, baked goods, omelets, kabobs, tostadas, tamales, beef and vegetarian sliders, mushroom fries, samosas, pakoras, coffee, juices, bubble tea and a variety of local arts and crafts such as furniture, jewelry, books, clothing and more.
The Midtown Farmers Market is located at the corner of East Lake Street and Hiawatha Ave, directly adjacent to the Midtown/Lake St. LRT stop at 2225 E. Lake Street. The market offers fresh, local foods every Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm from May-October and Tuesday from 3:00pm-7:00pm June-October.
Organize Your Block Against Crime and Problems:
Attend the Next 3rd Precinct Block Leader Training, Wednesday, May 10
One of the Minneapolis Police Department’s top goals is to increase organized blocks. Neighborhoods and block clubs work with Crime Prevention Specialists to prevent and reduce crime. Get your block organized! Block club leaders:
· Help build community one block at a time.
· Help develop a communication tool so people can contact each other. Neighbors who are informed are the strongest crime prevention tool for communities.
· Work with neighbors and MPD if there is a problem on the block.
The next training is Wednesday, May 10, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the 3rd Precinct Community Room, 3000 Minnehaha Ave S (southeast corner of Lake St E and Minnehaha Ave S). Reserve your spot by contacting CPS Jennifer Neale, 612-673-2839 or jennifer.neale.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy a pint for a good cause! On Thursday, May 11 from 5-10 PM Eastlake Craft Brewery will be hosting a fundraiser for Midtown Phillips Neighborhood Association, Inc. For every pint sold, Eastlake will donate a dollar to Midtown! Pretty cool, right?
So come on down, bring your neighbor, and enjoy a tasty brew, rousing conversation, and maybe even some good ol’ fashioned trivia. Grab an international bite from Midtown Global Market, and celebrate the diversity that makes Midtown Phillips great.
Come one, come all! We look forward to seeing you there. Eastlake Craft Brewery is located inside the Midtown Global Market, 920 Lake St E.
Inspector C.J. Johnson and MPD Third Precinct personnel cordially invite you to:
Third Precinct Open House
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Place: 3000 Minnehaha Ave S
Enjoy free food and outdoor displays from the Bike Patrol, Bomb Squad, K-9, Horse Patrol, S.W.A.T. and the Minneapolis Fire Department. There will also be information tables featuring other City departments and law enforcement agencies.
Join us to learn more about your
Minneapolis Police Department!