Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending September 25, 2017

Hello again! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 9-25-17. (For this report, Midtown is the area from 35W to Hiawatha, between 28th and 32nd Streets. Parts 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. For the first time, I am also attaching a map of the Part 1 crimes.

There were 15 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week, down from 22 last week.

There were 8 violent crimes reported in Midtown this week- 5 robberies and 3 aggravated assaults.

MPD officers arrested 24 suspects in Midtown during the week.

6 people were arrested for felony crimes this week, not counting those arrested for felony warrants.

The 3rd Precinct had 2 Focused Enforcement Areas within Midtown this week.

2 offenders arrested for committing crimes in Midtown have been charged and are going to court.

I have 4 announcements this week. See the report for more details on these items:

· You can enjoy salsa dancing with Rene Thompson at the Midtown Global Market on Sunday, October 1.

· Hennepin County Work and Economic Resource Center is sponsoring a free Job Fair featuring 40+ employers on Monday, October 2.

· Neighbors in Action invites everyone to the Fall Trash Pick-Up, Wednesday, October 4.

· Looking ahead, the 4 neighborhoods of Phillips are sponsoring their annual Clean Sweep on Saturday, October 15.

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!

Please share this report with anyone who would be interested.

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-825-6138

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Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 9-19 to 9-25-17

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

Summary

· There were 15 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, down from 22 last week.

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (5), aggravated assault (3), burglary (1), auto theft (0), arson (0) and larceny/theft (6). Public information narratives (taken directly from police reports) for the violent crimes appear below. There is summary information for all the other crimes excluding larcenies.

· There were 8 violent crimes reported-5 robberies and 3 aggravated assaults. This is down from 12 violent crimes last week.

· There were no homicides, rapes, auto thefts or arsons reported during this week.

· There were 0 business robberies and 0 business burglaries reported during the week.

· MPD officers arrested and jailed or issued citations to 24 suspects in Midtown.

· 6 people were arrested for felony crimes, which are highlighted in yellow. (This does not include people arrested for felony warrants.)

Reported Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)

Robbery (5)

9-20, 11:25 to 11:30 am 17xx 28th St E (East Phillips neighborhood) At above date and time officers were flagged down by Victim at 17th Av S and 27th St E. Victim explained that he had been robbed at the above location by Suspect who had a weapon. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Body worn camera activated [CPS note: This was an aggravated robbery because a weapon was used.]

9-20, 10:20 to 11:30 pm 15xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Victim was exiting Taco Taxi when he was approached by Suspect. Suspect pointed a black semi-auto handgun at Victim and ordered him to give him his wallet. After Victim gave him his wallet Suspect punched Victim on the left side of his face knocking him to the ground. Suspect fled the scene southbound down the alley. Victim refused Emergency Medical Service. Victim states he can identify Suspect information and loss listed. Victim was advised and given a blue (victim resources) card. Continued pending further information or leads.[CPS note: This was an
aggravated robbery because a weapon was used.]

9-21, 12:08 to 12:10 am 30xx Bloomington Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Officers responded to a Person with Weapon call at the listed address. Upon arrival we spoke to Victim who stated that Suspect approached her and grabbed her purse and ran from the scene. The call was changed to a Robbery of Person. Victim given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.

9-22, 10:30 to 10:38 pm 29xx 2nd Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)Officers responded to the above on an attempted robbery. Upon arrival Victim stated she arrived home and parked in the rear of the building. Victim stated she exited her vehicle and Suspect, an unknown male with a deep voice pressed something cold and hard into her lower back and told her not to move. Victim stated she told Suspect she had her kids in the car at which time Suspect pushed her to the ground and he fled. Victim stated there was no loss and she never got a look at Suspect. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.

9-22, 11:34 to pm Lake St E & Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)Victim reported he was robbed at the above location by Suspect 1 and Suspect 2. Victim provided a limited description. Victim refused Emergency Medical Service and was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case continued pending further leads or information.

Aggravated Assault (3)

9-20, 4:19 to 4:35 pm Lake St E & Hiawatha Ave S (Border of East Phillips and Corcoran neighborhoods) Officer received a call to the above location on a Fight. Officers arrived and observed Victim lying on the ground with blood coming out of a deep laceration on his forehead. Witness stated Victim was being followed by Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 while walking across the street. Suspect 1 then punched Victim and then Suspect 2 pushed Victim into the sign post. Witness stated Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 were last seen running westbound on Lake St E. No weapons were seen. Victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by Emergency Medical Service and was given a Blue (victim resources) Card. Body worn camera activated. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.

9-21, 9:00 to 10:50 pm 8xx Lake St E-exact location unknown (Midtown Phillips neighborhood or nearby) Officers dispatched to listed address Abbott Northwestern Hospital on the report of a stabbing. Victim refused to give officer any details of the incident. Victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center and he was given a blue (victim resources) card. Body worn camera was activated. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.

9-24, 2:30 am 3xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood The victims were shot at while in their car at the above address. Neither victim was hit but the vehicle they were in was hit twice. Further investigation.

Burglary (1)

9-20, 7:00 to 9:30 am 28xx 12th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note: Victim was at the address sleeping during the burglary. Method of entry unknown; no evidence of force.]

Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Arrests in Midtown (24)

9-19, 1:30 am28th St E & Columbus Ave S Christopher David Chapman arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

9-19, 12:00 m Lake St E & Hiawatha Ave S Valerie Marie Footearrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 4 Misdemeanor Warrants (Loitering with Open Bottle-2, Disorderly Conduct, Transit Crime).

9-19, 6:30 pm 31xx 17th Ave S Rachel M Thin Elk Elk arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

9-20, 1:19 am31st St E & 2nd Av S Curtis AJ Herrellarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 3 Misdemeanor Warrants (Driving After Suspension-2, No Valid Driver’s License).

9-20, 10:30 am 29xx 14th Ave S Brian Stefon Wattley arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (False Information to Police).

9-20, 4:43 pm 22xx Lake St E John Eugene Hedine arrested and transported to Hennepin County Jail for Trespassing.

9-20, 4:52 pm31xx Bloomington Ave S Teairaha Ann Chasmere Hill arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony) and 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

9-20, 10:20 pm 15xx Lake St E Juanita Lavon Stands arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony) and 1 Felony Warrant; Edward Martin arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant. .

9-20, 11:10 pm Lake St E & Oakland Ave S Victor Lamont Young stopped,arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Cancelled Driver’s License-Inimical to Public Safety (Gross Misdemeanor) and 1 Felony Warrant (Drugs); Keyaira Selena Buckley arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

9-20, 11:10 pmLake St E & 14th Ave S Michael Anthony Pitts arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Promotion of Prostitution (Felony) and Narcotics Violation (Felony); Natasha Jean Bullhead arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony); Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor) and 1 Felony Warrant .

9-21, 7:45 am 8xx 28th St E Rodney Lee Payne Jr arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 2 Felony Warrants.

9-21 , 7:25 pm 30xx Clinton Ave S Edgar Esturdo Cortez-Martinez arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Domestic Assault/Strangulation (Felony).

9-22, 10:54 am 30xx Bloomington Ave S Darren Rueben Mountain arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for False Name or Information (Gross Misdemeanor) and 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

9-22, 11:46 am32nd St E & Portland Ave S Rachel Flores issued a citation for No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.

9-23, 8:50 am 31st St E & 17th Ave S Jose Luis Aguilar Martinez issued a citation for No Valid Driver’s License.

9-23, 12:05 pm20xx Lake St E William Isaac Jones arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (Trespassing) and 2 Misdemeanor Warrants (Open Bottle, Loiter with Intent-Narcotics).

9-23, 2:05 pm29xx 14th Ave S Robert Edward Riddley arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

9-23, 8:00 pmLake St E & 5th Ave S Lucio Javana-German stopped,arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony), Carry a Weapon without a Permit (Felony), Driving After Suspension, Open Bottle and Traffic Law Enforcement.

9-23, 10:24 pm28xx 13th Ave S Abdikarim Hassan Haji issued a citation for Assault 5-Attempt to Cause Bodily Harm.

9-24, 3:45 am22xx Lake St E Ambrose Lewis issued a citation for Driving After Revocation.

9-25, 2:40 pm29xx 16th Ave S William James Chargingcrow arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

Focused Enforcement in Midtown

Midtown’s Lake Street area had 2 focused enforcement areas for violent crime this week:

Lake Street #1 (29th St E to 31st St E, I-35W to Portland Ave S)

Proactive enforcement results: 28 stops, 11 directed patrols, 3 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 1 robbery, 1 aggravated assault.

Lake Street #2 (29th St E to 31st St E, 12th Ave S to 17th Ave S

Proactive enforcement results: 62 stops, 30 directed patrols, 11 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 1robbery, 0 aggravated assaults.

Strategies used during the week included:

Patrol Tactics

• Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.

• Day Beat and Evening Beat-Foot beats & directed patrol on the Greenway and the 3000 blocks of 12th Ave S, 5th Ave S, Clinton Ave S, 16th Ave S & 17th Ave S (prostitution, narcotics, overdoses, etc.)

• 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 Focus Zone #2.

• Reach out to Metro Transit Police Department regarding additional patrol around bus stop at 17th & Lake.

Investigative Tactics

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

• Evening beat detail with Probation.

• Community Resource Team will do prostitution details and focus on 29th St E & 31st St E.

• Mobile camera at Lake & 17th.

Problem Properties Tactics

• Problem property identified as 30xx Portland Ave. Problem Properties Officer working on.

• Multiple problem properties identified in the 2900 block of 12th Ave S & 3200 block of 5th Ave S.

Criminal Charges for Suspects Charged with Crimes in Midtown

Johnathan Jurice Smith 15xx Lake St E (Business): Complaint charging Burglary-3rd Degree finalized and filed with the courts for a crime that occurred on 4-24 to 4-25-17.

Eddie Antonio Bustamante 30xx Clinton Ave S Complaint charging 2 counts of Damage to Property finalized and filed with the courts for a crime that occurred on 9-3-17.

Third Precinct Weekly Trends

Motor Vehicle Theft:67% (6 of 9) of the vehicles reported stolen were stolen with keys.

Burglary of Dwelling:50% (14 of 28) required little or no force to gain entry: Residential 44% (7 of 16) required little/no force to gain entry (1 unlocked door, 3-unlocked window and 3-no force). Garage 58% (7of 12) required little/no force to gain entry (4-unlocked service door and 3-used remote opener in vehicle.)

Theft from Motor Vehicle:53% (10 of 19) reported a wallet/purse (4), GPS (0) or backpack/other bag (6) stolen; 50% (9 of 18) required little or no force to gain entry (3-unlocked door and 6-no force).

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Have Fun Salsa Dancing on Sunday, October 1!

Local legend Rene Thompson will lead aspiring dancers, 10:30-11:30, Midtown Global Market, 920 Lake St E. All invited; always a fun time!

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Connect with Employers at a Free Career Fair Monday, October 2

Learn about current job openings in a variety of sectors by attending this free career at the Hennepin County Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, 9 am to 2 pm. The 40+ participating businesses are aiming to fill multiple openings. Job-seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes. This location is served by several bus routes. Visit http://www.metrotransit.org or call 612-373-3333 for more details on bus/train lines.

This event sponsored by the Hennepin County Work and Economic Resource Center. Find out more about Hennepin County employment services.

Join with Neighbors in Action at the Fall Trash Pick-Up

Wednesday, October 4

Help clean our streets! Join any time from 5 to 7 pm at Plaza Centenario, the northeast corner of East Lake St & 12th Ave S. Trash clean-up supplies provided.

Neighbors In Action is a resident-led group dedicated to improving safety along East Lake Street and the surrounding blocks. The crime and safety issues along Lake Street are larger than any one block or neighborhood organization. By working collaboratively along East Lake, Neighbors In Action is bringing a watchful, positive, and peaceful presence to the community with its Safety Team. If you care about crime reduction and safety issues in this community, please get involved!

Save the Date! Get Involved!

PHILLIPS CLEAN SWEEP

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14, 2017

9am-10am

Enjoy a Free Breakfast and Pick-Up Free Supplies

CHECK IN AT EITHER OF THESE LOCATIONS:

• Welna Ace Hardware Parking Lot – 2438 Bloomington Ave S

• Lutheran Social Services – 2400 Park Ave S (enter on 24th St)

9am-12pm

Phillips Clean Sweep!

Meet your neighbors, help pick up litter, and clean up your neighborhood! Organize your neighbors! Enlist your block club or church youth group! Above all, just bring yourself and help keep Phillips clean!

12pm-2pm

Free Lunch and Entertainment

Plus Neighborhood Information & Fun at Stewart Park (2700 12th Ave S)

Bring out your trash!

The Phillips neighborhoods have raised funds to provide free pick up for residents during Clean Sweep.

They will pick up extra household trash, old furniture, carpet, household construction and tires.

Materials should be out the night before and no later than 9am October 14th.

(No hazardous wastes are picked up and any appliance or recyclables are picked up on the next city recycling pick up day.)

FFI: call 952-996-6490

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