Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending November 4, 2019

Hello from John B at Midtown Safety Center. Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 11-4-19.

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.

Reported serious crime in Midtown increased this week. Here are the details:

  • There were 15 Part 1 (most serious) crimes this week, up from 11 last week and down from 16 two weeks ago.
  • 60% of the Part 1 crimes were nonviolent thefts.
  • 5 violent crimes were reported-3 robberies and 2 aggravated assaults. There were 2 violent crimes last week.
  • Police took 8 offenders in Midtown into custody this week.
  • 4 of these arrests were for felonies.
  • As of the date of this report, arrests had been made in both of the aggravated assaults.
  • The 3rd Precinct continued to have 1 focused enforcement zone in Midtown.

Midtown Community Safety Center offers a number of free services and items to the community, including gun locks, no trespassing signs, help with crime problems, access to interpreters and even condoms! Please stop by.

Many people in Midtown were shocked and angered by the November 6th 1st degree aggravated assault of a 75 year old man at the Metro Transit Center in Midtown. We’re happy to report that an arrest has been made.

I have included announcements from 8 organizations this week. Please see the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:

  • All are invited to Celebrate 45 Years of the Alley Newspapertonight, Friday, November 8. This wide-ranging party includes food, live music, a raffle, guest speaker Tim O’Connell and much more.
  • Banyan Community hosts its monthly Lighthouse Network Breakfaston Saturday, November 9. This time, you’ll be able to learn about the 2020 Census while sharing a meal with neighbors.
  • Lutheran Social Service has 2 interesting free classes coming up: a Walk-in Resume Lab on Tuesday, November 12 and Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Workshops on the next 2 Wednesdays, November 13 and November 20.
  • Among its many other events, Midtown Global Market is offering Stepping into Wellness with J Most and Command Steppers on Tuesday , November 12 and Neighborhood Night-Coyote Stories, an indigenous-themed puppet show and Make-N-Take project from In the Heart of the Beast, on Thursday, November 14.
  • People interested in innovative ways to address crime and community issues are encouraged to attend the next South Minneapolis Public Safety Coalition Meetingon Wednesday, November 13. This will be a special evening session.
  • In the Heart of the Beast and East Lake Brewery are partnering to present Metomorpho*sip,8 evenings ofdrinks, puppet fun and fundraising from Thursday, November 14 to Thursday, November 21.
  • Midtown Greenway Coalition is holding its 2nd Annual Give to the Max Sweepstakes! You can win a very nice Surly bike!
  • The United States Census 2020 is hiring and encourages interested people to Join the 2020 Census Team. Local jobs pay between $12.00 and $34.00 per hour and there are many openings.

I always appreciate your announcements and comments!

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

Feel free to contact me if you need (non-emergency) help from the Minneapolis Police Department or have any questions about crime or policing in Midtown.

Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407



Midtown Area Crime Report and Announcements

Week of 10-29 to 11-4-19

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

Summary of Part 1* Crimes in Midtown

Part 1 crime, including violent crime, increased this week. Here are the details:

  • 15 Part 1 crimes reported. Up from 11 last week.
  • Part 1 crimes breakdown: Robbery-3, aggravated assault-2, auto theft-1, larceny/theft-9.
  • 60% of Part 1 crimes were non-violent thefts.
  • 5 violent crimes reported. Up from 2 last week.
  • Violent crime breakdown: Robbery-3, aggravated assault-2.
  • Aggravated assault breakdown: Domestic-1, non-domestic-1.
  • 0 business robberies; 0 business burglaries.
  • 8 offenders total arrested and taken into custody by MPD.
  • 4 of these werefor felony crimes, marked in yellow.
  • Arrests made in 2 aggravated assaults.

*Part 1 crimes are homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, auto theft, arson and larceny/theft.

Midtown Part 1 Crime Details

Violent Crimes

Robbery (3)

11-1, 2:00 pm 31st St E & 22nd Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood) The victim said he had arranged to buy marijuana from Suspect 1, who then pulled out a handgun and demanded money. When the victim refused, Suspect 1 hit him in the head with the gun, took his money and fled.

11-3, 6:09 pm 22xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood) The victim said he got into a car to buy marijuana from the suspect. The suspect pulled a handgun, took cash from the victim and fled in the vehicle.

11-4, 1:45 am Lake St E & 4th Ave S (Central neighborhood) The victim said that she was inside a restaurant when several suspects punched her in the face and took her purse.

Aggravated Assault (2)

11-2, 12:20 pm 30xx Hiawatha Ave (Corcoran neighborhood)The victim said that the arrestee [Dwight
Harlon White]
cut open her tent and stabbed her on the foot.

10-31, 11:00 pm 30xx Clinton Ave (Central neighborhood) Domestic The victim and the arrestee [Jose
Miguel Mayllazhungo Castro]
are girlfriend/boyfriend. The victim pushed the arrestee for talking to another woman. The arrestee then put his hands around the victim’s throat, restricting her breathing completely. The arrestee then kicked the victim in the leg.

Property Crimes

Auto Theft (1)

10-31, 11:29 am 14xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) The victim went inside for a short time while leaving the vehicle running with the key in the ignition. There is no suspect information.

Theft/Larceny (9)

Package Theft

10-26 31xx Longfellow Ave (Corcoran neighborhood)

Theft from Motor Vehicle

11-4 31xx Columbus Ave (Central neighborhood)

11-3 31st St E & 4th Ave S (Central neighborhood)

11-2 31xx Bloomington Ave (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

10-30 30xx 18th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)

Theft from Person

10-31 8xx 28th St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

Other Theft

11-2 Lake St E & Chicago Ave (Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, Central or Powderhorn Park


10-29 31xx 19th Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood)

10-29 Lake St E & Park Ave (Phillips West or Central neighborhood)

MPD Arrests in Midtown This Week

Arrestees Taken into Custody (4 Felony, 8 Total)

10-29, 11:16 pm 28th St E & Cedar Ave (East Phillips neighborhood) Dima Kashevatsky: Refuse Drug and Alcohol Test (Felony); Narcotics Violation (Felony).

10-31, 12:20 pm 8xx 28th St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Nathan Michael Zahn: Theft from Person.

10-31, 11:00 pm 30xx Clinton Ave (Central neighborhood) Jose Miguel Mayllazhungo Castro: Domestic Assault/Strangulation (Felony).

11-1, 1:14 am Lake St E & 2nd Ave S (Central neighborhood) Abdullahi Jama Abdullahi: 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (for DUI).

11-1, 7:56 pm 32nd St E & 3rd Ave S (Central neighborhood) Ariel Andre Deloney: Narcotics Violation (Felony).

11-2, 12:20 pm 30xx Hiawatha Ave (Corcoran neighborhood) Dwight Harlon White: Assault with a Dangerous Weapon (Felony).

11-4, 2:09 pm Lake St E & 16th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Lamario Lamont Calhoun: 1 Felony Warrant.

11-4, 8:57 pm 29xx Chicago Ave (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Charlotte Marie Lowry: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

Please let me know if you’d like any additional information about any of these arrests.

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, Clinton Ave S to Bloomington Ave S.

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.

• Focus area extended to Clinton Ave

• Extend directed patrol to Clinton Ave for Middle Watch and Night Watch.

Investigative Tactics

CRT-Details focusing on Lake St utilizing Precinct cameras & ongoing CRT focus on livability/nuisance crimes.

• Continued CRT details along Lake St E, near 12th Ave to Bloomington Ave.

• Mid‐week multi‐unit details will be conducted focused in Hot Spots.

• Camera is in place at 29th St E & 16th Ave S

Problem Properties

• Neighborhood Coordination Officers worked on 2 addresses in Midtown, both on the 3000 block of Bloomington Ave.

Free Now at Midtown Community Safety Center!

  • Gun locks
  • No trespassing signs
  • Interpreters
  • Help with crime problems
  • FAX
  • Copying
  • Condoms
  • Water
  • Candy

News Release

Minneapolis Police Announce Arrest in Aggravated Assault at Metro Transit Center

November 7, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) The Minneapolis Police Department has made an arrest in the Aggravated Assault of the 75-year-old man on the 2900 block of Chicago Avenue on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Officers from the Minneapolis Violent Criminal Apprehension Team, along with SWAT personnel arrested Leroy Davante Davis-Miles with a date of birth in 1996 for Probable Cause Aggravated Assault. He was arrested in South Minneapolis and is listed at 23 years of age. He has been booked into the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center. His booking photo is included with this press release.

This continues to be a very active investigation and we anticipate additional arrests.

Community Events and Announcements

Alley Newspaper

Celebrate 45 Years of the Alley Newspaper Friday, November 8, 6:00 to 8:30 pm. Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave.

This is an evening of fun and fundraising to support the esteemed Phillips community newspaper with a raffle, refreshments and more. Come together and connect with each other. Have some fun while doing some fundraising. Celebrate all the consistent voluntary contributions people provide to keep the idea of community journalism vibrant, lifting the many voices of the incredible Phillips Community! This is a great chance to:

  • Be inspired by guest speaker Tom O’Connell, retired Metro State professor and author of It’s Up to Us: A Brief Guide to Community Leadership.
  • Enjoy feel-good Congo sounds from Phillips husband and wife team Siama Matuzungidi and Dallas Johnson.
  • Experience the power of connection with the Cultural Wellness Center’s Backyard Community Health Hub.
  • Learn about The Phillips Finder resource directory and meet its creator, Josie Adkins.
  • Enjoy select photographs featuring folks who are part of the Peace House Community and learn more about the partnership with The Alley Newspaper.
  • Critique the chapter about the Phillips community in a new textbook.

Pay what you can (or not). $10 would go a long way. Can’t attend and want to keep community journalism alive? Contribute through Give MN or send a check to Alley Communications, P.O. Box 7006, Minneapolis, MN 55407. THANK YOU!

Banyan Community

Lighthouse Network Breakfast Saturday, November 9, 8:30 am. Banyan Community, 2529 13th Ave S.

Please join neighbors and community members to build relationship and connection, while enjoying a meal. This month, we will be joined by Alberder Gillespie, 2020 Census Project Coordinator with the City of Minneapolis. She will be sharing information on the importance of the census, how the count is used and will affect the Phillips neighborhoods, ways to be involved in ensuring an accurate count, and more. Come ready with questions. There will be time for Q&A.

Please let Banyan know if you are able to make it by emailing cyndi.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

Walk-in Resume Lab Tuesday, November 12, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Training and Education Center, Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave, 2nd Floor.

Not getting interviews? Need to update your resume? Need to build a resume from scratch? Come to this free session! No appointment needed, just walk in. For question email tec or call 612-879-5286.

Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy Workshops Wednesday, November 13 and Wednesday, November 20 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Training and Education Center, Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave, 2nd Floor.

At these sessions you will learn to:

  • Create a budget.
  • Create savings.
  • Make credit cards work for you.
  • Reduce your debt.
  • Repair your credit.
  • Protect yourself from scams

Completion of both sessions is needed for the certificate.

Register online at tec. For question email tec or call 612-879-5286.

Midtown Global Market

Stepping into Wellness with J Most and Command Steppers Tuesday, November 12, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.920 Lake St E.

Join the Backyard Community Health Hub for some healthy activity!

Neighborhood Night-Coyote Stories Thursday, November 14, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.920 Lake St E. (Presented by In the Heart of the Beast)

In Coyote Stories, Nimisee the clown will tell some favorite trickster tales of that lovable scamp, Coyote. Drawing from the stories of the Assiniboine of the Great Plans, the Aztecs of Mexico and the Okanagun and Salishan of the Great Basin, Coyote is a hero, a creator, and a self-centered show off with a kind heart. At a time when so many things cause us to weep, Coyote brings us together, nurtures our spirit and reminds us to laugh. Check out the event details here.

The show is followed by a Make-N-Take project for kids to create and take home.

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

South Minneapolis Public Safety Coalition Meeting Wednesday, November 13, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Transition Plus High School, 2015 Lake St E.

You can access materials from the current Safety & Livability Campaign here:

For a summary and to sign on to the campaign, see

In the Heart of the Beast

Metomorpho*sip Thursday, November 14 to Thursday, November 21, 6:30 to 8:00 pm. 1500 Lake St E.

HOBT and our partners at East Lake Brewery (located in the Midtown Global Market) invite you to Metamorpho*sip a relaxed evening of drinks and puppet fun to celebrate Give to the Max and the generosity of our community.

Make a donation of any amount and your first beer (or kombucha!) is on HOBT!

Come in your butterfly best! We’ve got a great night planned for you including:

A performance of Spit V. Take, the latest from Steve Ackerman (with Akiko, Sulia Altenburg, Jon Mac Cole, Noah Sommers Haas, Maren Ward, Emily Zimmer) at 8:30pm

Get your photo taken in a puppet photo booth by Honu Foto

And, be the first to see this year’s HOBT Winter Magnet design (you know, the colorful magnets you’ve seen on refrigerators across South Minneapolis) with a fun unveiling.

Why Metamorpho*sip? Because MayDay has entered a period of transformation, a metamorphosis as we take a year off of producing MayDay. You can read more about this important work here: hobt.org/imagine

Have kiddos? Get to the market early to catch Neighborhood Night: Coyote Storiesat 5:30pm, a FREE puppet show for kids and families, a partnership of HOBT & Midtown Global Market!

Midtown Greenway Coalition

Give to the Max Sweepstakes!

You can win a new Surly Cross Check Flat Bar Bike! Donate to the Midtown Greenway Coalition on Give to the Max Day on November 14 and enter our 2nd Annual Give to the Max Sweepstakes!

Make a donation of $50 or more on Give to the Max Day to automatically enter your name in our sweepstakes.

Give to the Max Day is Thursday, November 14th, but you can schedule your gift now!

Donate here:

(No donation necessary to win – See Official Rules.)

One lucky person will win a new Surly Cross Check Flat Bar bike, complete with a free fitting to size the winner to the right bike.

Of course, even if you don’t win the bike, your gift will help support our programs for the Greenway, including our efforts to keep it safe, clean, green, and full of art. We’re also working to extend it over the river and through Saint Paul!

Schedule Your Gift Now!

Scheduled giving will take place beginning November 1. During this time, all gifts made through GiveMN.org will count toward Give to the Max Day. That means you can make your gifts early and be all set!

Donate here:

Join the 2020 Census Team!

2020 Census jobs provide:

  • Great pay
  • Flexible hours
  • Weekly pay
  • Paid training

Supervisory positions in MN pay $14.50 to $34.00 per hour

Non-Supervisory Position in MN pay $12.00 to $22.00 per hour

Apply at 2020census.gov/jobs

For more information or help applying, call 855-562-2020

The U.S. Census Bureau is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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