Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending July 23, 2018

Hello again. Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 7-23-18.

For this report, Midtown is the area from 35W to Hiawatha, between 28th and 32nd Streets. Portions 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.

MPD staff are still working on a new system for mapping crimes so there is no Midtown map this week.

There were 10 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown this week. This is down from 15 Part 1 crimes last week.

There were 3 violent crimes reported this week-1 robbery and 2 aggravated assaults. By comparison, there were 2 violent crimes last week.

Police took 13 offenders into custody this week. 5 of these arrests were for felony crimes. (Note that I am no longer listing people who received citations and were released because the information is no longer available.)

The 3rd Precinct had 1 focused enforcement area in Midtown this week-29th St E to 31st St E, Oakland Ave S to Bloomington Ave S. Officers made a total of 55 proactive stops and 3 arrests in this area.

I have 4 announcements this week. See the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:

· Midtown Greenway invites one and all to this year’s Greenway Glow Arts Festival and Bike Rideson Saturday, July 28. There are events for all ages.

· If you’d like to learn more about local policing, come to the 3-PAC meetingon Monday, July 30. Your input is welcome!

· The always impressive Powderhorn Art Festival kicks off on Saturday, August 4. Enjoy 200+ artists and numerous food trucks in a beautiful setting.

· Minneapolis’ giant, award-winning National Night Outis Tuesday, August 7. It’s a great time to get together with your neighbors to share information, enjoy food and have fun.

I always appreciate your comments. Please let me know what kinds of information you would like to see added or removed. I want the reports to be as useful as possible.

Also, please let me know the email address of anyone who would like to get these reports. Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407



Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 7-17 to 7-23-18

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


· There were 10 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported in Midtown during the week. This compares to 15 Part 1 crimes last week.

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (1), aggravated assault (2), burglary (0), auto theft (2), arson (0) and larceny/theft (5).

· There were 3 violent crimes in Midtown this week-1 robbery and 2 aggravated assaults. By contrast, there were 2 violent crimes last week.

· There were 0 homicides, rapes, burglaries and arsons reported during the week.

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

· MPD officers arrested and took into custody 13 offenders. (CPS note: I can’t get accurate totals of people issued citations and released so that part of the report has been eliminated.)

· 5 of the 13 arrests were for felony crimes, which are marked in yellow. This does not include those arrested for felony warrants.

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

Robbery (1)

7-20, 2:00 am 3xx Lake St E (Central neighborhood)Officers were dispatched to the above on a report of a robbery at gun point. Officers met with a male that was later identified as Victim who stated that he was robbed at gun point and listed items were taken. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card and was advised. [CPS note: 2 unknown female and 2 unknown male suspects. One of the males had a handgun.]

Aggravated Assault (2)

7-22, 1:47 am 30xx 5th Ave S (Central neighborhood)Offices responded to a shoot call at the listed location. Officers found Victim that was shot with a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center by Emergency Medical Service. Body worn cameras and mobile video recorders were activated. Report completed. State accident report completed. [CPS note:
Juvenile and
Alvaro Daniel Aleman arrested for 1st Degree Assault-Assault with Great Bodily

7-23, 11:21 am 4xx Lake St (Central neighborhood)On the above date and time, Arrestee assaulted Victim after taking cash and a cell phone from her store. Arrestee [Ellis Tranell Washington] knocked Victim down and broke her arm. Emergency Medical Service transported Victim to Abbott Hospital via ambulance. Arrestee was booked at Hennepin County Jail for Probable Cause Assault 3. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card and advised. Recommendation: Case closed by arrest.

Auto Theft (2)

7-18, 6:00 pm 29th St E & 3rd Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)[CPS note: Victim parked his car near the intersection and when he returned it was gone. Steering column had been stripped previously and not repaired. Car later recovered in
North Minneapolis. No suspect information.]

7-21, 5:30 am 28xx Cedar Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note: Commercial vehicle was parked in the business’s parking lot. Surveillance cameras may help identify the suspect. The vehicle was later recovered in North Minneapolis.]

MPD Arrests in Midtown (13)

Arrestees Booked into Hennepin County Jail (5 Felony,13 Total)

All Offenses Misdemeanors Unless Noted

7-17, 1:00 am 29xx Chicago Ave S Stephen Williams: 5th Degree Domestic Assault Enhanced (Felony).

7-17, 1:32 am 31st St E & Portland Ave S Sarah Mohamed Aden: Misdemeanor Warrant.

7-17, 6:20 pm 29xx Bloomington Ave S Janet Elizabeth Hall: Felony Warrant, Misdemeanor Warrant.

7-17, 11:00 pm 6xx Lake St E Terrance Leon Walker: Multiple Warrants.

7-19, 12:20 am 8xx 28th St E Darma June Little: Warrants.

7-19, 2:06 pm 29th St E & Bloomington Ave S Lisa Joyce Sanchez: Misdemeanor Warrant (Trespassing).

7-20, 2:29 am 29xx Cedar Ave S Marcelo Pascual Guevara: 5th Degree Domestic Assault.

7-20, 11:00 am 17xx Lake St E Nashon Latroy Bland : Dangerous Weapon/Silencers (Felony).

7-22, 1:46 am 30xx 5th Ave S Juvenile & Alvaro Daniel Aleman: 1st Degree Assault-Assault with Great Bodily Harm (Felony).

7-22, 9:32 pm Lake St E & 20th Ave S Rolio Rodreges Holmes: Misdemeanor Warrant (Trespassing).

7-23, 11:21 am 4xx Lake St E Ellis Tranell Washington: 3rd Degree Assault-Assault with Significant Bodily Harm (Felony), Theft.

7-23, 8:45 pm 31st St E &17th Ave S Tonya Ava Jara-Arias: False Information to Law Enforcement.

Focused Enforcement in Midtown

Midtown’s Lake Street area had 1 focused enforcement area for violent crime this week, 29th St E to 31st St E, Oakland Ave S to Bloomington Ave S

Proactive enforcement results: 55 total proactive stops, 22 directed patrols, 3 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults: 0 robberies, 0 aggravated assaults.

Strategies used during the week included:

Patrol Tactics

• All shifts: Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.

• Beats: Extra patrol on Lake St corridor

• CPS Notsch continues working on public events with officers being planned by local businesses

• Increased traffic stops in focus zone and immediate area.

Investigative Tactics

• Beat: Collaborative effort between 3rd Precinct and 3rd Precinct Probation to do more specific details.

• CRT-Details focusing on Lake St utilizing Precinct’s new cameras.

• Mobile camera at 16th & Lake is in for service has been moved to 4th Precinct due to recent shootings.

• Ongoing CRT focus on livability/nuisance crimes.

• Joint collaboration between MPD & Hennepin County Probation focusing on the Phillips 50 offenders.

• Sgts McDonald & Sullivan collaborating with Mad Dads Street Team in monitoring Lake/Bloomington area.

Problem Properties

• Hamdi Alley (the alley between 812 and 818 E Lake St)-looking at barricades. Still waiting for legal paperwork to be signed by 4 attorneys representing the businesses near the alley. Bids are out for the fencing.

It’s Time to Glow!

Join us for the Greenway Glow Arts Festival

and Bike Ride

This Saturday July 28

6 p.m. – Midnight

Don’t miss the LARGEST annual event on the Greenway! It’s Greenway Glow time — and we’ve got more than three dozen artists and installations lined up in the Greenway between 6 p.m. and Midnight.

The festival is free, but some lucky folks have signed up for a VIP Bike Ride! It’s not too late to register!

Choose from three different rides:

  • Family Ride to the Family Glow at the Ivy Building: 6-9 p.m.
  • Twilight Ride: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Moonlight Ride: 8-11 p.m.

All registered riders get FREE tacos from Taco Cat, beverages from Eastlake Brewery, ice cream from the Leprechaun’s Dreamcycle, snacks at the Vine Arts rest stop, a glow light, a water bottle – and more!

Register, download a map to the art, and get more info here: https://go.midtowngreenway.org/glow/

Don’t Miss the Family Glow at Vine Arts Center!

The Family Glow is FREE and part of the Greenway Glow Arts Festival on July 28

Vine Arts Center is again hosting the Family Glow at the Ivy Building, located at 2637 27th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55406. From 6 – 9 pm there will be family-friendly art activities and performances, including:

  • Face Painting by BriiNoir
  • Snapology
  • Spin art with Us
  • MIA Mobile art bike
  • Night Bike installation and black-light studio
  • A food truck, live music, snacks, and much more!

During and after the Family Glow, visit Vine Arts Center (upstairs in the Ivy Building) to view the Night Bike Gallery and Black Light Painting Studio. The gallery will be open until Midnight.

ode when registering: MGC

You Are Invited to 3-PAC on Monday, July 30

If you’d like to learn more about policing in our area, please come to the next Third Precinct Advisory Council (3-PAC) meeting on Monday, July 30, 6:30 pm at the precinct station, 3000 Minnehaha Ave. Hear from Inspector Mike Sullivan and get updates on a variety of topics. Bring your questions and concerns. All are invited to this always-interesting evening.


The best regionally juried art fair for nearly three decades takes place right in South Minneapolis in picture-perfect Powderhorn Park. It attracts artists from twenty-six states and 216 cities making it a local and regional favorite.

The success of the fair comes from PPNA’s long-standing collaboration with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board and a portion of proceeds support youth programming at Powderhorn Park.

2018 Artwork by Alexandra Motz

Participate in NNO Tuesday, August 7!

National Night Out (NNO) is a nationwide campaign in which neighbors meet to get to know each other better, share information and have fun! Minneapolis volunteers have planned some 1500 local events this year and no two will be the same. If you’re not sure if your block is participating, you can find the event closest to you at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/nno/nno_events-list.

Another option is to attend the huge neighborhood-wide event in Phillips West neighborhood, 5-8 pm in the American Swedish Institute parking lot. The celebration will feature free picnic food, children’s games and activities, music, salsa dancers, Mad Dads, community resource tables and much more. All invited!

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