Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending October 2, 2017

Hello again! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 10-2-17. (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. I’ve also attached a crime map. As you can see, there was only 1 Part 1 crime (a larceny) north of 29th St.

There were 23 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week, up from 15 last week.

There were 5 violent crimes reported in Midtown this week- 1 rape and 4 robberies.

MPD officers arrested 23 suspects in Midtown during the week.

3 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.

We received notification that 1 offender arrested for committing a felony in Midtown has been charged and is going to court.

Please note: We now have many Nickelodeon Universe Mystery tickets to distribute. Each is worth 1 ride, a day’s rides or a year’s rides-you’ll find out when you get to the Mall of America. Why not get some for your kids or grandkids? Drop by the Safety Center; first come, first served.

I have 5 other announcements this week. See the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:

· The Midtown Crime and Safety Partnership holds its monthly meeting on Monday, October 9.

· Powderhorn Park’s Annual Community Gathering is Thursday, October 12.

· Central, Lyndale and Bryant Neighborhoods invite all to a Candidates Forum, also on Thursday, October 12.

· The 4 neighborhoods of Phillips are sponsoring their annual Clean Sweep on Saturday, October 14. Please drop by the Safety Center table at Stewart Park. We’ll have Nickelodeon Universe Mystery tickets for one and all!

· Central Neighborhood is sponsoring a Plant-Grow-Share Community Bonfire on Sunday, 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

Crime Prevention Specialist

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 9-26 to 10-2-17

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 23 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, up from 15 last week.

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (1), robbery (4), aggravated assault (0), burglary (5), auto theft (2), arson (0) and larceny/theft (11). 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 5 violent crimes reported-1 rape and 4 robberies. This is down from 8 violent crimes last week.

· There were no homicides or arsons reported during this week.

· There were 0 business robberies and 2 business burglaries reported during the week.

· MPD officers arrested and jailed or issued citations to 23 suspects in Midtown.

· 3 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)

Rape (1)

9-30, 12:30 to 3:12 am Lake St E & 22nd Ave S (Either East Phillips or Corcoran neighborhood) Officer from the 2nd Precinct responded to the above location on a report of a Criminal Sexual Conduct. The suspect was gone on arrival. The victim provided officer with a brief story and a brief description of the suspect. Victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center where she received a SARS (Sexual Assault Resources Service) exam. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card advised. Body worn camera later uploaded. Recommendation: Further information.

Robbery (4)

9-26, 10:14 to 10:50 pm 16xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Victim was headed to bus stop to go home when he was approached by the 3 suspects, assaulted and robbed of the listed loss. Officers provided Victim with a blue (victim resources) card and Victim refused Emergency Medical Service. Victim was transported to his apartment complex in Minneapolis. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads. [CPS note: No weapon seen or implied.]

9-28, 4:13 to 4:15 pm 6xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood)The victim was at the gas pumps sitting inside his vehicle, when the suspect approached him and punched him in the face several times and told him to move. He took the victims phone and fled in his vehicle. Officers have suspect and vehicle information. Victim refused medical, report taken.

9-29, 2:30 to 2:45 am 30xx Clinton Ave S (Central neighborhood)Victim was lured into an alley behind the listed address by a female where he was subsequently robbed by the female and 2 other males. Victim states he could identify the female but unlikely that he could identify the males in the future. Loss was a cell phone, financial transaction cards and cash. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads. [CPS note: No weapon mentioned in report.]

10-2, 8:15 to 8:30 am 8xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Victim was walking westbound on the north side of Lake St from a friend’s house when he was approached by suspects and asked for a cigarette. He gave them one and continued walking. He got a short ways and suspects 1 and 2 circled around him with suspect 3 standing off to the side on his phone. They asked again for another cigarette. When he went to pull them out suspect 1 punched victim in the face. Unknown which suspect reached into his pockets and grabbed his wallet. Suspect left unknown direction. Victim was worried about staying in the area. I offered to give him a ride home. While running victims name to add to report I saw he had a felony warrant out of Ramsey County which was confirmed…Victim was booked at Hennepin County Jail. Further investigation.

Burglary (5)

9-26, 5:17 to 5:30 pm 29xx 2nd Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)[CPS note: Method of entry unknown. No evidence of forced entry. Back door was unlocked and back window was propped open. Loss was cash and jewelry.]

9-26, 7:00 pm to 9-27, 7:00 am 30xx 4th Ave S Business(Central neighborhood)[CPS note:
No evidence of forced entry. Loss was television and cable box.]

9-28, 7:00 pm to 9-29, 9:00 am 30xx 5th Ave S Business (Central neighborhood) [CPS note: Owner believes entry was through a window broken by suspect[s[. Loss was keys and security cameras.]

10-1, 9:52 am to 10-2, 8:00 am 31xx 14th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood [CPS note: Entry made by cutting/breaking glass
in the door. Loss was a musical instrument, its case and a CD/radio player.]

10-1, 6:00 pm to 10-4, 8:50 am 31xx 10th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) [CPS note: No entry-attempt only. Window screen
cut.]

Auto Theft (2)

9-27, 6:00 pm to 9-28, 6:44 pm 13xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)[CPS note: Method of breaking into/stealing vehicle undetermined.]

9-30, 11:00 pm to 10-1, 7:30 am 31xx Cedar Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood) [CPS note: Method of breaking into/stealing vehicle
undetermined.]

Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Arrests in Midtown (23)

9-26, 12:25 pm28xx 11th Ave S Matthew Eugene Sampson arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony).

9-26, 9:27 pm 28xx Chicago Ave S Tyree Michael Schultzissued a citation for No Proof of Insurance.

9-26, 10:30 pm Lake St E & 3rd Ave S Ernest Re-Ne Bodley stopped and issued a citation for Driving After Revocation.

9-27, 3:00 am31st St E & 11th Ave S Adairan Martell Davisarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Refuse Drug and Alcohol Test (Gross Misdemeanor).

9-27, 3:55 pm 21xx Lake St E Steven Lashawn Bates arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

9-27, 4:30 pm 32nd St E & 14th Ave S Denise Janet Williams arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor).

9-27, 4:45 pm32nd St E & 14th Ave S Shanice Rose Vilas-Longelk arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor) and 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (Failure to Appear).

9-28, 3:00 am 8xx 28th St E James Albert Myers arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Violate Domestic No Contact Order.

9-28, 10:50 am 29th St E & Bloomington Ave S Bernice Yvonne Nelson stopped,arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant (5th Degree Drugs) and issued a citation for Drug Paraphernalia.

9-28, 4:00 pm31st St E & Longfellow Ave S Edward Earl King issued a citation for No Valid Driver’s License.

9-28, 4:10 pm 8xx 28th St E Robert Earl Boyce issued a citation for Driving After Revocation and No Proof of Insurance.

9-29 , 9:40 am 3xx Lake St E Luis Aurelio-Cale Rodriguez arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony).

9-29, 10:03 am 29th St E & Bloomington Ave S Brandon Jaroy Miller arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony), Drug Paraphernalia and 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (Theft Take Use Transit).

9-29, 1:55 pm30xx 3rd Ave S Jessie Quintez Dobyne issued a citation for Driving After Suspension and Traffic Law Enforcement.

9-29, 8:12 pm 31st St E & 17th Ave S Curtis Nolan Moore stopped andissued a citation for Driving After Revocation and No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.

9-30, 6:30 pm8xx 28th St E Robert Hobson Flaherty arrested and transported to Hennepin County Jail for Trespassing. (He couldn’t be booked into the jail and was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center and issued a citation for Trespassing.)

9-30, 8:00 pm29th St E & Clinton Ave S Curtis Nolan Moore stopped andissued a citation for No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.

10-1, 2:10 am32nd St E & Hiawatha Ave S Zachary John Ancel issued a citation for Traffic Law Enforcement.

10-1, 5:18 pm29xx Chicago Ave S Mohamed Said Abdulle issued a citation for Assault 5-Attempt to Cause Bodily Harm.

9-24, 3:45 am22xx Lake St E Mario Juan Ricardo Valtierra issued a citation for Driving After Revocation and No Proof of Insurance.

10-2, 9:50 am8xx Lake St E Abdulkadir Ahmed Farah-Hassan arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant (Motor Vehicle Theft).

10-2, 10:06 am17xx Lake St E Desirae Michelle Argueta-Joj arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

10-2, 1:08 pm31st St E & 14th Ave S Teodulo Rodriguez Franco issued a citation for Traffic Law Enforcement.

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: 34 stops, 15 directed patrols, 4 arrests.

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

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

Proactive enforcement results: 75 stops, 33 directed patrols, 9 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 1 robbery, 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.) Business checks at Taco Bell and McDonalds.

• 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. Foot beats at Taco Bell & McDonald’s parking lots.

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.

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.

Update on Suspects Charged with Crimes in Midtown

Cedrick Armani Steward 32xx 4th Ave S: Complaint charging Burglary-1st Degree finalized and filed with the courts for a crime that occurred on 6-8-17.

Third Precinct Weekly Trends

Motor Vehicle Theft:20% (2 of 10) of the vehicles reported stolen were stolen with keys.

Burglary of Dwelling:68% (18 of 27) required little or no force to gain entry: Residential 55% (6 of 11) required little/no force to gain entry (4-unlocked door, 1-unlocked window and 1-no force). Garage 81% (13 of 16) required little/no force to gain entry (3-unlocked service door, 2-unlocked overhead door, 2-unlocked window, 2-used remote opener in vehicle and 4-no force.)

Theft from Motor Vehicle:67% (12 of 18) reported a wallet/purse (4), GPS (0) or backpack/other bag (8) stolen; 72% (13 of 18) required little or no force to gain entry (6-unlocked door, 1-open window and 6-no force).

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Learn about Lake Street Crime Issues at the Midtown Crime and Safety Partnership (MCSP) Monthly Meeting October 9

The MCSP, also known as Neighbors in Action, is a collaborative resident-led group that focuses on community safety issues. The next meeting is Monday, October 9, 6:30 to 8:00 pm at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2742 15th Ave S. Among other topics, the group will continue discussion of safety patrols on Lake St. All invited. For more information or to receive email updates, please contact info.

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Celebrate Powderhorn Park Neighborhood

at the Annual Community Gathering October 12

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association invites you to enjoy yourself at this Gathering, Thursday, October 12, 5:30 to 8:00 pm. This event brings together the people of Powderhorn to elect members to the Board of Directors, enjoy a community meal and connect with local businesses and organizations.

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Explore Local Political Choices at a

Candidate Forum October 12

Before you vote for mayor and city council, get to know who is running. Lyndale, Bryant and Central Neighborhoods are hosting a Candidate Forum at the Sabathani Auditorium (310 38th St E) on Thursday, October 12, 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Bring your questions and concerns!

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Enjoy the Plant-Grow-Share Community Bonfire October 15

This is a community building bonfire- bring your stories, music and a dish to share if you can! 3rd Sunday of each month, May to October, 6:30-8:30pm (weather permitting) 36th St E & 4th Ave S, http://www.thecentralneighborhood.com/plant-grow-share/

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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