Midtown Weekly Crime Report, Map and Community Announcements, Week Ending September 3, 2018

Hello again. Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 9-3-18. The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo.

I am also attaching a map of the Part 1 crime in Midtown for the same week.

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.

There were 8 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown this week, down from 15 last week.

There was just 1 violent crime reported in Midtown last week, a robbery. By comparison, there were 4 violent crimes last week.

Police took 7 offenders into custody this week. 2 of these arrests were for felony crimes, a motor vehicle theft and narcotics.

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 43 proactive stops and 2 arrests in this area.

I have 6 announcement this week. See the report (below and attached) for more details on this item:

· The 3rd Precinct is holding training for new block leaders on Tuesday, September 18 and Wednesday, October 24.This is a great first step in gettingneighborhood watch working on your block. And an active block club/neighborhood watch is one of the most effective ways to deal with local crime and problems.

· TEC (Training and Education Center) is offering its very useful Employment Empowerment Course again, beginning Monday, September 10.

· Celebrate the amazing Monarch butterfly at the Monarch Festival on Saturday, September 8. The event includes music, food, dance, art, native plant sales and more.

· Have loads of fun at American Swedish Institute’s Cocktails at the Castle: Chroma Craze, Friday, September 14. Music, dance performances, live mural painting, a photo booth and more will add to the festivities.

· Love East Lake Street is sponsoring 2 events in 2 days-a Clean-up Scavenger Hunt on Friday, September 14 and Mexican Fiesta the next day Saturday, September 15. Both events will be fun and support positive community activity on East Lake St.

· The Midtown Farmer’s market is hiring a New Manager.This is a full-time position with many interesting and challenging job duties.

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 8-28 to 9-3-18

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 8 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported in Midtown during the week. This is down from 15 Part 1 crimes last week and is a very low total for a 7 day period in Midtown.

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (1), aggravated assault (0), burglary (2), auto theft (2), arson (0) and larceny/theft (3).

· There was 1 violent crime reported in Midtown this week-a robbery. By comparison, there were 4 violent crimes reported last week.

· There were 0 homicides, rapes, aggravated assaults 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 7 offenders.

· 2 of the 7 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)

8-28, 2:15 pm Lake St E & Cedar Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)Officer respondedto the listed address on an assault report. The victim was given a blue (victim resources) card and advised. Body worn camera. [CPS note: Took place at a bus stop. 2 unknown
suspects. Loss was a wallet and contents.]

Burglary (2)

9-3, 1:00 am 29xx 3rd Ave S(Phillips West neighborhood)[CPS note: Entry was made by cutting a window screen. Loss was cash and a cell phone. No suspect information.]

9-1, 8:00 am 31xx 16th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)[CPS note: Entry was made by pushing in air conditioner unit. Loss was a laptop computer and an Xbox unit. No suspect information.]

Auto Theft (2)

8-29, 1:00 am 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note: Victim believes an unidentified party guest took the keys and stole the vehicle from her parking garage. The car was recovered and returned to the victim on 9-1.]

9-2, 9:00 am 28xx 18th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note: Officers responded to a call about a running vehicle with 2 people inside. Car was found to be stolen.
Ronald James Morris arrested for vehicle theft.]

MPD Arrests in Midtown This Week

Arrestees Booked into Hennepin County Jail (2 Felony, 7 Total)

8-28, 2:33 pm Lake St E & 16th Ave S Howard Dale Henderson: Promotion of Prostitution, Narcotics.

8-28, 7:16 pm 29th St E & Bloomington Ave S Tonya Ava Jara Arias: Felony Warrant.

8-31, 5:20 pm 17xx Lake St E Barbara Angel Ruffin: Public Urination, Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (4th Degree Assault on a Peace Officer).

9-1, 5:13 am 6xx Lake St E Miquela Lorene Marchaud: Felony Warrant (5th Degree Drugs), Misdemeanor Warrant (Theft).

9-2, 9:00 am 28xx 18th Ave S Ronald James Morris: Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony).

9-2, 1:39 pm 29xx 5th Ave S Tamara Ann Vandermoon: Felony Warrant.

9-3, 12:20 am 30xx Clinton Ave S Esteban Castro Lopez Castro: Narcotics (Felony).

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: 43 total proactive stops, 18 directed patrols, 2 arrests.

Robberies & Aggravated Assaults in Enforcement Area: 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.

• Sgt McDonald continues to collaborate 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. Owner of the Hamdi building is unavailable but another individual is willing to obtain permit for fencing.



Tuesday Sept 18th

Wednesday, October 24th

(You need only attend one session)

6:30 to 8 PM

Minneapolis Police Dept

3rd Precinct Community Room

3000 Minnehaha Avenue

Crime Prevention Block Leaders………

Help build Community one block at a time.

Organize your neighbors so that you have a direct impact on reducing crime. 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.

RSVP appreciated so we have enough materials. You can RSVP by calling Crime Prevention Specialist Karen Notsch at 612/673-2856 or email her at karen.notsch

One of the Minneapolis Police Department’s top goals is to increase organized blocks. Neighborhoods and block clubs work with our Crime Prevention Specialists to prevent and reduce crime. It’s not just about crime…..it’s about building community. Get your block organized!

EmploymentEmpowerment Course

TheTEC (Training and Education Center)

LSS Center for Changing Lives

2400 Park Ave. S. (2nd Floor), Minneapolis

All classes and resources are FREE!

Upcoming class dates:

9:00-12:00 September 10th to September 28th

9:00-12:00 October 8th to October 26th

9:00-12:00 November 5th to November 21st

Three week Employment Empowermentcoverseverythingyou need to move forward:

ü Workshops: Myers Briggs Personality Assessment, Dealing with Overwhelm, Confidence Building, Personal Success, Personal Values and Focused Goals.

ü Classes: Networking, Job Satisfaction, Applications, Resumes, Cover and Thank you Letters, Job Search, Interview/Mock Interview and

Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy

Register at: http://www.lssmn.org/employmentservices/tec/

??? Email tec@lssmn.org or call 612-879-5286

Open Computer Lab Hoursfor Job Search

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday




Resume help and Mock Interview by appointment

Call 612-879-5286 or email tec

Enjoy the Amazing Monarch Festival on Saturday, September 8!

The Monarch Festival celebrates the monarch butterfly amazing 2,300 mile migration from Minnesota to Mexico with music, food, dance, hands-on art, native plant sales and plenty of opportunities to get up close with monarch butterflies, learn about their habitats, and what you can do to make a difference. The Festival will be held just east of the Lake Nokomis Community Center in the area bounded by E. Minnehaha Parkway, Woodlawn Boulevard, and E. Nokomis Parkway. The hours are 10 am to 4 pm.

Lake Nokomis Community Center


American Swedish Institute Presents

Cocktails at the Castle: Chroma Craze, Friday, September 14

We’re spinning the color wheel for an evening of live performances, hands-on activities, flashy food and, of course, handcrafted cocktails! The bold colors and progressive perspective of ASI’s current exhibition, Gudrun Sjödén: A Colourful Universe, will be the backdrop to a night full of chromatic craziness at the American Swedish Institute‘s signature party.

Highlights include:

· Live music from FIAMMA Disco Queens, Tackie Annie and Mina Moore, with the evening wrapped up by the Hennepin County Disco Authority

· Whirling performances by the Bollywood Dance Scene and Zorongo Flamenco dancers

· A color burst experiment led by the Science Museum of Minnesota and live mural painting by Juxtaposition Arts

· A photo booth to capture your most colorful outfits (power clashing encouraged)

· Specialty food and beverages from FIKA – we’ll even teach you how to skål the Swedish way with an Åh Snaps drinking song session

Hours are 7-11 pm. $17 ASI members with code / $20 non-members. 21+ event.

Click here to purchase tickets.

Love East Lake Street

Sponsors Two More Fun Events!

#1 Clean-up Scavenger Hunt, Friday, September 14

Fast and friendly clean-up competition that encourages the community to work in pairs or teams to identify, grab, and snap a picture of items on the coveted scavenger list. At this clean up positive affirmations will be hidden around the route for you to find. You’ll leave knowing that you’ve done good for your community and been kind to yourself all in one night. At The Family Partnership, 1527 Lake St E, 7 to 8:30 pm.

#2 Mexican Fiesta, Saturday, September 15

It is a community celebration of Mexican Independence. There will be games, concessions, piñatas, bouncy houses, 2-child free throw, Soccer darts, face painting, and prizes. At Salvation Army, 1604 Lake St E, 1 to 4 pm.


The Midtown Farmers Market is Hiring a New Manager!

Full-time Position, reports to Executive Director, Corcoran Neighborhood Organization

The Market Manager is the go to person responsible for the overall administration and management of the Midtown Farmers Market, including personnel and financial oversight, fundraising, promotion, and general operations. The Market Manager provides leadership by staying abreast of current opportunities, challenges, relationships, and advancements in the community and in the local food sector, and uses this information and these connections to bring recommendations and informed guidance to the board of directors through its Market Advisory Committee. S/he also uses these connections and insights to position the Market as a leader in the local food sector and acts as spokesperson for the Market and its values. The Market Manager supports and supervises the work of other staff and volunteers as assigned by the Executive Director.

Primary duties include but are not limited to:

· Community Engagement and Promotions

· Personnel and Volunteer Management

· Operations and Vendor Management

· Financial Management

Experience: Networking with different community resources and agencies: 1 year

Education: Degree preferred but not required

Language: Spanish/ Hmong/Somali

For more details and to apply, see indeed.com

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