Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending October 8, 2018

Hello again. Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 10-8-18. The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo.

Due to time constraints I was not able to produce and verify 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 14 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown this week, down from 21 last week. All but 3 of the Part 1 crimes this week were non-violent property crimes.

There were 3 violent crimes reported in Midtown last week-all aggravated assaults. One of these was a domestic assault. By comparison, there were 6 violent crimes last week.

Police took 6 offenders in Midtown into custody this week. 1 of these arrests was for a felony.

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 50 proactive stops in this area.

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

· Midtown Global Market invites you to enjoy Diwali, the festival of lights on Saturday, October 13. Shop a variety of vendors and enjoy musicians, henna, kids’ crafts and more.

· The annual Phillips Clean Sweep, including a free breakfast at 2 locations before cleaning and a free lunch at Stewart Park afterwards, takes place Saturday, October 13. This is a great way to improve the neighborhood.

· Midtown Greenway Coalitionpresents its popular Craft Brew Pedaler on Saturday, October 13. Explore craft beers at 7 different stops near the Midtown Greenway on this self-guided tour.

· The American Swedish Institute hosts the family “playdates” Kids at the Castle: Autumn is Here on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20. This is one of many activities for all ages at ASI this fall.

· Heart of the Beast continues its Saturday TaDa! Family Puppet Show series with Loon’s Song on Saturday, October 20. The story, featuring grandfather Turtle and Loon, is drawn from Ojibwe culture.

· CANDO, Central’s neighborhood association, invites people to their Annual Meeting, Mixer and Dinner on Saturday, October 20. They would like to fill vacancies on their board of directors from interested people who live, work or own property in the neighborhood.

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 10-2 to 10-8-18

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 14 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported in Midtown during the week. This is down from 21 Part 1 crimes last week.

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (0), aggravated assault (3), burglary (2), auto theft (3), arson (0) and larceny/theft (6).

· There were 3 violent crimes reported in Midtown this week-all aggravated assaults. One of these was a domestic. By comparison, there were 6 violent crimes reported last week.

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

· There were 0 business robberies and 1 business burglary reported during the week.

· MPD officers arrested and took into custody 6 offenders.

· 1 of these 6 arrests was for a felony crime, which is marked in yellow.

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

Aggravated Assault (3)

10-5, 1:32 pm 30xx Columbus Ave S (Central neighborhood)On the above date and time, Victim 1 called POLICE to report that Suspect 1 attempted to Assault him with a golf club and took items from his residence. Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 were gone on officers’ arrival. Victim 2 was not at home at the time of the incident. Victim 1 was given a blue (victim resources) card and advised. Recommendation: Further investigation. [CPS note: Victim allowed suspects (acquaintances) to stay in his home the night before the incident.]

10-7, 2:35 am 29xx Bloomington Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Officers responded to a shotspotter activation call near Lake St E and Bloomington Ave S. Officers arrived on scene and located a male who had been shot at, another female who had been shot in the arm, and another male who had been sitting in his vehicle which was hit by a bullet. The male whose vehicle was hit by a bullet attempted to get out of danger after he see someone shooting a gun by reversing his vehicle but he accidentally backed into a unoccupied parked vehicle. Blue (victim resources) cards were given to all victims. Suspects were gone upon arrival. Shell casings were located and property inventoried. A State Accident Report was completed. [CPS note: Victim 3 had seen suspects before but didn’t know their names.]

10-8, 10:45 pm 29xx 13th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Officers were called to the area for an assault. Officers located victim who had been assaulted by her boyfriend/suspect. Suspect gone on officers’ arrival. Victim given blue (victim resources) card and transported to Hennepin County Medical Center.

Burglary (2)

10-6, 4:31 am 21xx Lake St E Business(East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note: Entry made by smashing a window. 2 unknown suspects attempted to open a safe but were unable to do so.]

10-6, 5:00 to 9:15 pm 28xx 17th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note: Entry made by smashing a lower duplex window. Loss was electronic equipment. No suspect information.]

Auto Theft (3)

10-5, 12:30 pm 30xx Bloomington Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)[CPS note: Vehicle was left parked behind the address. Unable to determine how an unknown suspect stole the vehicle.]

10-5, 2:00 am to 10-6, 12:00 pm 32xx 5th Ave S (Central neighborhood)CPS note: Vehicle was left parked in front of the address. Unable to determine how an unknown suspect stole the vehicle.]

9-25, 1:37 pm 5xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood)[CPS note: Vehicle was left parked in front of the address. Victim may have left keys inside vehicle with the doors unlocked. No suspect information. Vehicle later recovered.]

MPD Arrests in Midtown This Week

Arrestees Booked into Hennepin County Jail (1 Felony, 6 Total)

10-2, 7:30 pm 22xx Lake St E Tra’sjon Shomari Miller: Unlawful Possession of a Firearm (Felony); Prentice Cornell Mitchner: Misdemeanor Warrant.

10-4, 10:00 am Lake St E & Bloomington Ave S Juan Carlos Flores Guerra: Misdemeanor Warrant.

10-5, 9:33 pm Lake St E & Bloomington Ave S Timothy Wade Jones:Driving While Intoxicated.

10-6, 12:43 am 31st St E & Portland Ave S Amira Madonna Masri:Driving While Intoxicated, Careless Driving, Traffic Regulations.

10-6, 10:50 pm 28xx Bloomington Ave S Christian Javier Arias:5th Degree Domestic Assault.

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: 50 total proactive stops, 27 directed patrols, 0 arrests.

Violent Crimes: 0 robberies, 2 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.

• Mobile diesel trailer camera was placed at 29th St E & 15th Ave S.

Problem Properties

• Hamdi Alley (the alley between 812 and 818 Lake St E)-Fencing and gates have been ordered.


Usher in Fall and the festive season with a celebration of Diwali, the festival of lights. Celebrate global and shop local with a variety of vendors, musical acts, henna, kids’ crafts and much more. Join us and light up the night on October 13th, from 10 AM – 5 PM. This event is sponsored by Maal MN and CreativeBeanstalkVentures with support from Hot Indian Foods.




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)


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!


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 13th.

(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

Craft Brew Pedaler

Saturday, October 13, Noon – 5 p.m.

Join Midtown Greenway Coalition for the Craft Brew Pedaler, a self-guided tour of breweries and craft beverage producers located near the Greenway.

Participating stops include:

  • Du Nord Craft Spirits
  • Eastlake Craft Brewery
  • The Herkimer Pub & Brewery
  • LynLake Brewery
  • moto-i
  • Urban Forage Winery and Cider House
  • Venn Brewing Company

Participants receive:

Ø One free drink voucher (to be used at one of two locations). When you register, select the two locations you would like to choose from for your drink. There are limited registrations available for each pairing, so sign up today!

Ø Drink specials at all locations

Ø A re-usable metal pint cup

Ø Free entry into a drawing for growlers and merchandise

The Pedaler is $25. Members (donors) of the Midtown Greenway Coalition receive $5 off registration. Use promo code: MGC

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

Funds raised will be used to support our programs for the Greenway!


American Swedish Institute Presents

Kids at the Castle: Autumn is Here

Friday, October 19 & Saturday, October. 20, 9-10 a.m.

Explore the colors and sounds of the season during this morning playdate at the castle! Suggested for ages 2-5. Adults must accompany children. $8 per family. No registration required.

Loon’s Song

Saturday, October 20

In the Heart of the Beast

Loon’s Song – created and performed by Julie and Gustavo Boada

As the constellations move into their spring location, Grandfather Turtle waits with anticipation for the return of his beloved granddaughter, Loon. He remembers the Ojibwe stories he told her and some of the lessons they carry that he used to guild her as she matured. The piece is told with hand and rod puppets. It touches on Ojibwe culture and loon biology. Music by Jim Parker.

10am Performance

11am Make ‘n’ Take*

12pm Performance

WHERE: All shows in our cozy theatre lobby

$2 tickets for residents of Powderhorn and Phillips Neighborhoods; $7 for the general public

* 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. Workshops are a family activity. $5 Children and $3 Adult


CANDO Annual Meeting, Mixer and Dinner 2018

Saturday, October 20, 5 to 7pm

3023 4th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55408 (part of Urban Venture’s campus)


We will elect board members to 7 open seats at our Annual Meeting on October 20th.

A board member needs to:
-live, work or own property in the neighborhood
-attend monthly board meetings throughout the 2-year term
-be in contact with their neighbors in order to represent their interest in the organization.

We have a very diverse neighborhood and, to reflect that, we need as many people to run for the board as possible. If you are interested in running for the CANDO Board of Directors and want to learn more, please contact us at 612-824-1333 or email eduardo.cardenas@thecentralneighborhood.com.

Know a neighbor who would make a great board member? Invite them!

You can also nominate yourself or someone else by filling out our online form. Candidates will also be considered without nomination on the day of the Annual Meeting.

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