Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending October 15, 2018

Hello again. Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 10-15-18. The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo.

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 18 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown this week, up from 14 last week.

There were 5 violent crimes reported in Midtown last week-1 rape, 2 robberies and 2 aggravated assaults. Arrests were made in 1 of the aggravated assaults. By comparison, there were 3 violent crimes last week.

Police took 10 offenders in Midtown into custody this week. 4 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 50 proactive stops and 2 arrests in this area.

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

· The American Swedish Institute hosts a family “playdate” Kids at the Castle: Autumn is Here on Saturday, October 20. This is one of many fun activities for all ages at ASI this fall; check out www.asimn.org for more

· In the Heart of the Beast continues its Saturday TaDa! Family Puppet Show series with Loon’s Song on Saturday, October 20 andMonarcas En Camino / The Way of the Monarchon Saturday, October 27.

· CANDO, Central’s neighborhood association, invites people to their Annual Meeting, Mixer and Dinner on Saturday, October 20. Enjoy a free meal with neighbors and learn more about CANDO’s activities.

· Midtown Greenway Coalition has rescheduled its Dockless Bike Demo for Wednesday, October 24. Learn how you can use this great new transportation option.

· Lake Street Council invites all to its annual fundraiser, Lake Street Bash on Thursday, October 25. Have a look at the many interesting silent auction items.

· On Friday, October 26 Love East Lake sponsors Health Truck Rally featuring a wide variety of onsite health care options at the Sheraton Minneapolis Midway.

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 10-9 to 10-15-18

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

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (1), robbery (2), aggravated assault (2), burglary (3), auto theft (4), arson (0) and larceny/theft (6).

· There were 5 violent crimes reported in Midtown this week-1 rape, 2 robberies and 2 aggravated assaults. By comparison, there were 3 violent crimes reported last week.

· There were 0 homicides 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 10 offenders.

· 4 of these 10 arrests were for felony crimes, which are marked in yellow.

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

Rape (1)

10-13, 6:30 pm 27xx Bloomington Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Victim stated that Suspect attempted to sexually assault her at the above location. Victim was transported by Emergency Medical Service to Abbott Northwestern where a SARS (sexual assault) exam was later completed. Victim’s cell phone and clothing were property inventoried. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card and advised…There did not appear to be a crime scene for car 21 (mobile crime lab) to process. [CPS note: Victim recently met the suspect through a co-worker.]

Robbery (2)

10-9, 4:14 pm 8xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officers were dispatched to an aggravated robbery of person. Victim reported he was robbed at gun point and the suspects were no longer on scene. [CPS note: Loss was cash and prescription medicine. 2 unknown suspects.]

10-15, 10:00 pm 21xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)The victim reported he was car jacked at gunpoint by an unknown suspect at the above location. The victim was not injured and refused medical attention. The victim was given a blue (victim resources) card, The Auto Desk was notified. [CPS note: 1 unknown suspect.]

Aggravated Assault (2)

10-9, 4:00 am 29th St E & Bloomington Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)Officers responded to the listed area for an assault report. Suspect fled the scene. Victim was seen by Emergency Medical Service. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Further investigation. [CPS note: When suspect tried to hit victim with her car,
victim climbed onto the car to avoid being hit. Suspect then sped up and victim fell off. Victim knows the suspect. ]

10-14, 2:34 am 5xx Lake St E (Central neighborhood)Officers responded to report of a person with a gun. A stolen handgun was recovered and three males [Bryan Lara-Saavedra,
Brian Cortez-Navarro,
Mario Irving Figueroa Morales]
were arrested for assault and possession of a stolen gun. [CPS note: There were 2 assault
victims in this incident.]

Burglary (3)

10-14, 5:00 to 11:00 am 30xx Oakland Ave S (Central neighborhood)[CPS note: Entry made by smashing a lower duplex window. Loss was electronic equipment. No suspect information.]

10-15, 7:45 to 7:53 pm 31xx 15th Ave S(Powderhorn Park neighborhood)[CPS note: Victim heard someone trying to enter his apartment window and found that a window screen had been removed. No entry was made. No suspect information.]

10-15, 8:00 to 8:50 pm 32xx 14th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)[CPS note: Method of entry unknown. Loss was a laptop, personal items and cash. No suspect information.]

Auto Theft (4)

10-9, 12:00 pm 21xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note: Victim left the vehicle running with the keys inside. No suspect information]

10-12, 3:15 pm 29xx 4th Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)[CPS note: 4 suspects took a van with keys from a parking lot, crashed it on the way out and fled by foot. A camera in the vehicle captured images of the suspects.]

10-14, 11:45 am 29xx 16th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note: Vehicle had been started remotely and left running. Suspect drove to an underground garage, left the vehicle, seemed disoriented to the responding officer and was transported
to Hennepin County Medical Center for evaluation.]

10-15, 4:00 pm 28xx 18th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note: Vehicle was left parked with a key inside. No suspect information.]

MPD Arrests in Midtown This Week

Arrestees Booked into Hennepin County Jail (4 Felony, 10 Total)

10-9, 8:00 am 8xx 28th St E Marai Nicole Frelix: Gross Misdemeanor Warrant.

10-9, 11:32 am 30xx Columbus Ave S Romaris Marc-Anthony McDowell: Misdemeanor Warrant.

10-10, 2:11 am 32xx Hiawatha Ave S Aleaha Marie Carmona:Auto Theft (Felony).

10-12, 8:15 am Lake St E & 15th Ave S Jose Julio Cesar Cerenil:Auto Theft (Felony).

10-13, 4:30 pm 31xx 14th Ave S Juvenile:5th Degree Domestic Assault. (Transported to Juvenile Division.)

10-13, 4:50 pm 29th St E & 13th Ave S Kelly Ann Boswell:Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (Trespass).

10-14, 2:34 am 5xx Lake St E Bryan Lara-Saavedra:Possession of a Stolen Firearm (Felony); Brian Cortez-Navarro:Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felony); Mario Irving Figueroa Morales:5th Degree Assault.

10-15, 1:00 pm 31xx 14th Ave S Juvenile:5th Degree Domestic Assault. (Transported to Juvenile Detention Center.)

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, 34 directed patrols, 2 arrests.

Violent Crimes: 1 robbery, 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 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 in place 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.

American Swedish Institute Presents

Kids at the Castle: Autumn is Here

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.

In the Heart of the Beast Offers 2 TaDa! Puppet Shows

Saturday, October 20

Loon’s Songcreated 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.

Saturday, October 27

Monarcas En Camino / The Way of the Monarchcreated and performed by Laurie Witzkowski

The Way of the Monarch follows the spectacular metamorphosis and migration of the monarch butterfly. This beloved creature transforms from egg to larva to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly to international traveler. Performed in Spanish. Actuado en español.

Schedule for Both Saturdays

10 am Performance

11 am Make ‘n’ Take* Workshop

12 pm 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. Participants create a puppet in the theme of the day’s show. Workshops are a family activity. $5 Children and $3 Adult


CANDO’s 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)

  • Activities for kids will be available in the same room where we are meeting.
  • Spanish and Somali interpretation provided.
  • Parking is limited to street parking so we recommend walking, biking, busing or carpooling when possible!

This year’s event will be a chance to get to know the people who are currently involved with CANDO in different capacities and let us know what kinds of things you want to see CANDO work on in the coming year.

We’ll break for dinner (FUNKY GRITS!) then finish with elections to our Board of Directors and approving a ‘Plan Mod’ funding proposal.

We have a very diverse neighborhood and, to reflect and best represent our neighborhood, we need Board Members from a variety of backgrounds.

Dockless Bike Demo

Moved to Wednesday, October 24th at Noon

Nice Ride and the Midtown Greenway Coalition are partnering to offer a free lunchtime “dockless” bike ride on Wednesday, October 24. (The ride was rescheduled from this week due to rain.)

This is your chance to try out the new dockless Nice Ride bikes and hubs and check out the fall colors along the Greenway.

We’ll start at the brand new Nice Ride Dockless Bike Hub located at 2860 10th Avenue S, right across from the ramp down to the Greenway.

Bring yourself and we’ll provide the FREE bikes, FREE helmets (to keep), and FREE snacks.

Space is limited, so be sure to RSVP today!

RSVP Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0c4aadae22a3f85-nice

Health Truck Rally

Friday, October 26, 2018

12:00 to 6;00 pm

Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown, 2901 Chicago Ave S

A highly visible, highly convenient, and high energy afternoon focused on healthcare. This event aims to have up-to six health related trucks that provide a variety of onsite care from dental services to breast cancer screens.

Lake Street Bash!

Thursday, October 25, 5-8-pm

FIVE Event Center (2917 Bryant Ave S)

$25 Presale $35 Door

RSVP on Facebook for updates on silent auction items and more!
What are you doing next Thursday? We hope the answer is joining us at FIVE Event Center for our annual Lake Street Bash fundraiser!

Use Promo Code: BASH2018 to receive $5 off your tickets and no fees!

Here’s a preview of some of the silent auction items that could be yours! See a full list on our website.

  • Two Club Level Tickets to the Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins donated by N.R. Development
Join us this year to raise $20,000 to support economic development in South Minneapolis! If you are unable to attend, but still want to show your support, please consider making a donation instead.

Thanks to CenterPoint Energy, Lupe Development Partners, Bridgewater Bank, Ryan Companies, US Bank & Wellington Management for their generous support of this event!

For more information or to donate an auction item, please contact ZoeAna Martinez at zmartinez or 612-822-1912.

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