Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending September 24, 2018

Hello again. Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 9-24-18. The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo.

Due to some computer issues, I was not able to produce a Midtown crime map this 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 11 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown this week, down from 17 last week. 9 of the 11 Part 1 crimes were property crimes (1 business burglary, 8 thefts).

There were 2 violent crimes reported in Midtown last week-1 robbery and 1 aggravated assault. This is a very low number for one-week period in Midtown. By comparison, there were 7 violent crimes last week.

Police took 8 offenders into custody this week. 6 of these arrests were for felony crimes.

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 67 proactive stops and 1 arrest in this area.

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

· Love East Lake Street and Heart of the Beast bring you Bicycle and Butterfly Bash on Friday, September 28. Come enjoy an evening that includes bike decorating and lantern-making!

· Midtown Greenway Coalition hosts a Progressive Dinner on the Greenway on Saturday, September 29. A fun evening with appetizers in Uptown, the main course in Midtown and sweets in Seward.

· The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is hosting 2 Community Learning Sessions about Park Safety and Park Policing. The session in Phillips is Monday, October 1.

· Love East Lake Street sponsors My Lake Street Day on Friday, October 5. Financially support any immigrant-owned business on Lake Street and then enjoy a bonfire and dessert at Plaza Centenario!

· Heart of the Beast is starting its annual TA-DA! Saturday Puppet Shows for Kids.The first performance, Skeletons in the Closet, presented in Spanish and English, is Saturday, October 6 at 10:00 am and noon.

· Central neighborhood’s Plant-Grow-Share invites all to its free Community Harvest Feast on Saturday, October 6. The festivities include the Central Fair and free local films!

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 9-18 to 9-24-18

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 11 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported in Midtown during the week. All but 3 were non-violent thefts. This is down from 17 Part 1 crimes last week.

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (1), aggravated assault (1), burglary (1), auto theft (0), arson (0) and larceny/theft (8).

· There were 2 violent crimes reported in Midtown this week-1 robbery and 1 aggravated assault. By comparison, there were 7 violent crimes reported last week.

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

· There was 1 business robbery and 1 business burglary reported during the week.

· MPD officers arrested and took into custody 8 offenders.

· 6 of the 8 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)

9-20, 7:44 pm 3xx Lake St E Business(Central neighborhood)Officers responded to a Robbery of Business at the listed location. Officers arrived and spoke with an employee at the business. The suspects [Ananias Taylor,
Don Lee Wright,
Jennifer Louise McMahon]
were located and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Probable Cause Robbery. The victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. [CPS note: Loss was money.]

Aggravated Assault (1)

9-24, 4:45 am 30xx Clinton Ave S (Central neighborhood)Victim called when he found a window broken from possible bullet hole. Victim provided a blue (victim resources) card and advised. [CPS note: No injury reported.]

Burglary (1)

9-21, 5:09 am 5xx Lake St E Business(Central neighborhood)[CPS note: Video footage shows 2 unidentified suspects entering the front door of the business but it is unclear why they were able to make entry. Suspects then forced open the
office door at the back of the business. Loss was cash.]

MPD Arrests in Midtown This Week

Arrestees Booked into Hennepin County Jail (6 Felony, 8 Total)

9-18, 2:15 pm 28th St E & 15th Ave S Darrell Anthony Davis: Illegal Possession of a Handgun (Felony), Narcotics Violation (Felony).

9-19, 2:27 am 29th St E & Bloomington Ave S Edward James Charpentier: Flee Police in Motor Vehicle (Felony), Cancelled Driver’s License-Inimical to Public Safety.

9-20, 7:44 pm 3xx Lake St E Ananias Taylor & Don Lee Wright:Robbery of Business (Felony);Jennifer Louise McMahon: Aggravated Robbery of Person (Felony).

9-23, 2:58 am 29xx 13th Ave S Luis Moses Guaman: 5th Degree Domestic Assault.

9-23, 4:17 am 29xx 12th Ave S Luis Manuel Sarmiento Zhagnay: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felony).

9-24, 4:38 am 29xx Bloomington Ave S Andrew Lee Barnes: Carrying a Handgun without a Permit (Felony), 4 Warrants (Felon in Possession of a Handgun, 3rd Degree Drugs, 5th Degree Drugs, Driving While Intoxicated).

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: 67 total proactive stops, 37 directed patrols, 1 arrest.

Violent Crimes: 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

• 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.

• 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)-barricades. Still ongoing.

Progressive Dinner on the Greenway

Saturday, September 29

4:15 – 8 p.m.

Join us for a progressive dinner bike ride* on the Greenway!

We’ll start with tasty Appetizers in Uptown. Then on to the Main Course in Midtown, featuring hand-made pizza from WildEarth WoodFired Mobile Pizza Bakery. The dinner ends with Sweets in Seward, featuring treats from the Birchwood Cafe.

Soft drinks, wine and beer (must be 21+) included.

REGISTRATION is $45 for adults by September 17; $55 after. Youth 17 and under are free.

Current Members of the Midtown Greenway Coalition receive $5 off registration. Use promo code: MGC

The pizza will be hand-made on site, so registration is limited to just 75 people – so register today!

REGISTER HERE: https://go.midtowngreenway.org/events/dinner/

* While most people will BIKE, you are welcome to take any form of transportation (preferably alternative/public).

Bicycle & Butterfly Bash

Friday, September 28

3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre, 1500 East Lake St

As butterflies make their migration and the winds of fall begin to blow, join us for a fun evening of creativity & celebration. Enjoy free hot cider and popcorn while you make spoke cards for decorating bicycles, designed by HOBT Associate Artist Gustavo Boada. Then get your hands dirty with butterfly banner and lantern making. A Love East Lake Street event!


Community Learning Sessions about Park Safety and Park Policing

Monday, October 1, 5:30-7:30 pm

Phillips Community Center 2323 11th Ave S

Tuesday, October 2, 5:30-7:30 pm

North Commons Recreation Center 1801 James Ave N

Interpreters, children’s activities, light food and refreshments will be provided

Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) as it listens, learns, acknowledges, educates and gathers public input on the desired level of park police service needed to serve our communities.

The MPRB is committed to providing safe places for children and adults to gather and play. Since the July 10 incident at Minnehaha Falls, there have been ongoing discussions with staff and the community about safety and park policing. (For more information on the Minnehaha Falls incident, visit http://www.minneapolisparks.org)

The MPRB is committed to working with the community to identify ways to improve park safety. Findings from these Learning Sessions will be reported to the Board before the end of the year and will inform development of recommendations in a Park Police Service Level Plan to be drafted in 2019.

Learn about other initiatives being developed related to park safety and park policing. All initiatives will include community discussions. All initiatives are being approached and will be evaluated, through a lens of equity.

My Lake Street Day

Friday, October 5

6:00-8:00 PM 18:00 20:00

Plaza Centenario, 1200 East Lake St

Support any immigrant or refugee owned business with your pocketbook today. Shop local or invite your friends to join you for lunch or dinner at your favorite restaurant or one you’ve never tried before. Afterwards, gather with your neighbors around a fall bonfire and enjoy dessert and a serenade. Another Love East Lake Street event!


TA-DA! Saturday Puppet Shows for Kids

The 20th Season of Saturday Morning Matinees for Kids runs from October 6 – December 15 Another colorful, affordable season of live SATURDAY PUPPET SHOWS FOR KIDS is coming! Every fall and winter, different artists perform engaging puppet shows at 10 a.m. and 12 noon. A great alternative to screen time, these performances will delight kids of all ages! Additionally, Make ‘n’ Take workshops are offered at 11 a.m. each Saturday morning where participants create a puppet in the theme of the day’s show.

WHEN: Oct 6 – Dec 15, 2018!

WHERE: All shows in our cozy theatre lobby

*Shows on Oct 6, Oct 27th, and Dec 1 will be performed in Spanish. You’ll find children love puppets regardless of language!

Tickets are $7 suggested donation ($2 suggested donation for residents of Powderhorn and Phillips neighborhoods).

Puppet Making Workshops for Kids – in between shows

Come for the show and stay for the “Make-n-Take” workshop based on that day’s puppet show theme. Workshops are a family activity offered in our classroom at 11 am each Saturday morning. $5 children; $3 adults.

Line up

We are proud to present our 20th season of TaDa featuring an amazing array of local puppet artists! You don’t want to miss this year’s shows. The first show is:

Skeletons in the Closet

Saturday, October 6, 10 am and Noon

This bilingual puppet show, created and performed by Gustavo and Julie Boada, is a tender story of children who are remembering their grandparents who have passed away. As the children follow their curiosity, they discover the meaning of Day of the Dead and that the connection they have with their grandparents continues beyond death. The story is a celebration of love and the cycle of life.

Performed in English and Spanish. Actuado en español y inglés.

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