Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending November 11, 2019

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

The text of the report is reprinted below the Safety Center logo. The attached document may be easier to read.

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 but violent crime decreased. Here are the details:

  • There were 22 Part 1 (most serious) crimes this week, up from 15 last week and 11 two weeks ago.
  • 55% of the Part 1 crimes were nonviolent thefts.
  • 2 violent crimes were reported-1 robbery and 1 aggravated assault. There were 5 violent crimes last week.
  • Police took 6 offenders in Midtown into custody this week.
  • 2 of these arrests were for felonies.
  • As of the date of this report, an arrest had been made in the aggravated assault.
  • The 3rd Precinct continued to have 1 focused enforcement zone in Midtown.

There were 7 reported thefts from motor vehicles this week-a high total for a one week period in Midtown. I have included some brief tips for preventing this kind of crime.

The 75 year old aggravated assault victim at the Metro Transit Center on November 6 has died. The suspect, Leroy Davante Davis-Miles, has now been charged with 2nd Degree Murder.

I have included announcements from 5 organizations this week. Please see the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:

  • The American Swedish Institute offers Kids at the Castle: Thankful Hearts on Saturday, November 16. Gratitude will be a main focus of this activity.
  • In the Heart of the Beast and East Lake Brewery continue their joint sponsorship of Metomorpho*sip,evenings ofdrinks, puppet fun and fundraising through Thursday, November 21.
  • Among its many other events, Midtown Global Market is offering Backyard Community Health Hub Dialogue-Cardiovascularon Thursday, November 21,the always-popular, eco-friendlyGreen Gifts Fair: My Green CommunityonSaturday, November 23 andStepping into Wellness with J Most and Command Steppers on Tuesday , November 26.
  • ACTIVEkids hosts a holiday-themed Community Connect: Taste-O-Turkeyon Friday, November 22.
  • CANDO invites the community to Tommy’s 6th Thanksgiving Dinner,an evening of a catered dinner, kids activities, awards, turkey giveaways and more.

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 11-5 to 11-11-19

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

Total Part 1 crime increased this week while violent crime decreased. Here are the details:

  • 22 Part 1 crimes reported. Up from 15 last week.
  • Part 1 crimes breakdown: Robbery-1, aggravated assault-1, burglary-4, auto theft-1, larceny (including) theft)-12.
  • 55% of Part 1 crimes were non-violent larcenies/thefts.
  • 2 violent crimes reported. Down from 5 last week.
  • Violent crime breakdown: Robbery-1, aggravated assault-1.
  • Aggravated assault breakdown: Domestic-0, non-domestic-1.
  • 0 business robberies; 0 business burglaries.
  • 6 offenders total arrested and taken into custody by MPD.
  • 2 of these arrests werefor felony crimes, marked in yellow.
  • Arrests made in 1 aggravated assault.

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

Midtown Part 1 Crime Details

Violent Crimes

Robbery (1)

11-5, 12:30 am 9xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) The victim said he had just gotten money from an ATM when one suspect grabbed him from behind. The victim felt what he was thought was a gun against the back of his head and heard a click. One of the suspects took the victim’s wallet and both suspects fled by foot.

Aggravated Assault (1)

11-6, Between 2:39 and 2:40 pm 29xx Chicago Ave (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)The arrestee [Leroy
Davante Davis-Miles]
assaulted the victim after they got off a Metro Transit bus. The victim sustained serious head injuries and later died. Police are searching for a second suspect.

Property Crimes

Burglary (4)

11-6, 2:00 am 31xx 18th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Entry: Garage service door which may have been left unlocked. Loss: Bicycle. There is no suspect information.

11-9, 4:00 pm 30xx Columbus Ave (Central neighborhood) Entry: Forced door. Loss: Jewelry. There is no suspect information.

11-9, Between 5:00 and 10:30 pm 31xx 18th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Entry: Possibly a forced bedroom window. Loss: Cash and jewelry. There is no suspect information.

11-11, 12:50 pm 30xx 3rd Ave S (Central neighborhood) Entry: Window air conditioner removed. Loss: Checkbook. There is no suspect information.

Auto Theft (4)

11-5, 9:00 pm 8xx 28th St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) The victim left the vehicle parked with keys inside. Jeremiah Lee Ironrope was later arrested.

Between 11-6, 3:00 am and 11-7, 10:00 am 28xx 16th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) The victim left the vehicle parked. When he returned the next day, the vehicle was gone. Keys may have been left inside. There is no suspect information.

11-9, Between 6:00 am and 1:30 pm 31xx 16th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) The victim left the vehicle parked and when he returned it was gone. The victim has the keys. There is no suspect information.

11-11, 7:55 pm Lake St E & Clinton Ave (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) The victim parked and left the vehicle unlocked with keys inside. When he returned a few minutes later, the vehicle was missing.

Larceny (Including Theft) (12)

Theft from Motor Vehicle

11-6 31xx 14th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)

11-6 31xx 15th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)

11-6 28xx 18th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)

11-7 8xx 28th St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

11-9 30xx 19th Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood)

11-11 28th St E & 5th Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)

11-10 30xx 14th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)

Other Theft

11-7 Lake St E & 16th Ave S (East Phillips or Powderhorn Park neighborhood)

11-7 28xx 13th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

11-7 8xx 28th St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

11-9 21xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)

11-11 8xx 28th St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

Note: This category now includes all larceny crimes in Midtown.

MPD Arrests in Midtown This Week

Arrestees Taken into Custody (2 Felony, 6 Total)

11-5, Between 9:00 and 9:52 pm 8xx 28th St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Jeremiah Lee Ironrope: Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony); 4 Warrants.

11-6, Between 2:39 and 2:40 pm 29xx Chicago Ave (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Leroy Davante Davis-Miles: 1st Degree Assault (Felony). Note: He was charged with 2nd Degree Murder (Felony) because the victim later died. He has an omnibus hearing scheduled for 12-12-19. The court case number is 27-CR-19-27772.

11-9, 1:04 am Lake St E & 22nd Ave S (Border of East Phillips and Corcoran neighborhoods) Claudio Rivas-Delgado: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (for DWI).

11-9, 2:31 pm 8xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Michelle Lea Kingbird: 1 Felony Warrant (for Terroristic Threats); 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (for Give Peace Officer False Information).

11-9, 7:30 pm 22xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood) Rose Lynn White: Disorderly Conduct.

11-11, 9:00 am 29xx 17th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Irelia Leigh Walker: 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (for Drugs); 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (for Theft).

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 1 addresses in Midtown, 28xx 13th Ave S.

Theft from Motor Vehicle

There were 7 thefts from motor vehicles during the past week-a large number for a 7-day period in Midtown. Here are some tips for preventing this type of crime:

· Lock the Vehicle’s Doors

· Keep Few Valuable Items in Your Vehicle

· Remove or Hide Valuables You Must Carry When You Park

· Park in Well-Lit Areas

· Install a Security System and Advertise It

· Tint the Windows or Use Curtains

MPD News Release

75 Year Old Aggravated Assault Victim Dies

November 12, 2019 (MINNEAPOLIS) The Minneapolis Police Department was notified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office that the victim in this crime died today at 1:36 pm.

The identity of the victim along with the cause of death will be released by the Medical Examiner’s Office.

This marks the city’s 39th homicide of the year.

Homicide detectives are working with the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office to amend the charges against the suspect in custody.


The victim has now been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office as Shirwa Hassan Jibril. The defendant, Leroy Davante Davis-Miles, has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder.]

Community Events and Announcements

American Swedish Institute

Kids at the Castle: Thankful Hearts Saturday, November 16, 9:00 to 10:00 am. 2600 Park Ave.

This month’s morning playdate at the Castle is inspired by Thanksgiving, where we’ll explore themes related to gratitude.

Mark your calendars for the third Friday and Saturday of every month for this action-packed kids and family creative playtime. Join us for circle time, storytelling, crafts, visual play, music and movement in the Turnblad Mansion. Suggested for ages 2-5. Adults must accompany children. Cost: $8 per family, no registration required.

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

Midtown Global Market

Backyard Community Health Hub Dialogue-CardiovascularThursday, November 21, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.920 Lake St E.

Join neighbors and friends for a discussion on cardiovascular disease and tips to lead a healthier life.

Green Gifts Fair: My Green Community Saturday, November 23, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.920 Lake St E. Shop environmentally-conscious gifts for your friends and family, and reflect on the support and strength in your Green Community. Visit www.doitgreen.org/green-gifts-fair/for more details.
* Visit over 80 sustainable vendors
* Complete an activity passport throughout the fair for (adult and kid-friendly) prizes
* Enjoy music, demos, and food
* Enter your bid at the silent auction

Stepping into Wellness with J Most and Command Steppers Tuesday, November 26, 5:30 to 7:30 pm.920 Lake St E.

Join the Backyard Community Health Hub for some healthy activity!


Community Connect: Taste-O-Turkey Friday, November 22, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. East Phillips Park Cultural and Recreation Center, 2307 17th Ave S.

Come join us for an afternoon of the fall dinner festivity. Open-face turkey sandwich, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and maybe desert. All kids welcome.


Tommy’s 6th Thanksgiving Dinner Saturday, November 23, 5:00 to 8:00 pm Central Green Gym, 3400 4th Ave S.

CANDO’S COMMUNITY ORGANIZER Tommy McBrayer puts on a Community event. For the last 6 years We have put together a community Thanksgiving dinner for the holiday season to celebrate life. We acknowledge leaders/mentors and business owners and have passed out over 35 awards in the past years. The event has always been FREE of charge and we plan to keep it that way. Potluck has always been the theme but this year we want to do something special so it will be catered with all your holiday favorites.

We also have a youth drumline performance and two local artists performing.

Three years ago, we started handing out turkeys. 3 years ago we handed out 17 turkeys, 2 years ago we handed out 36 turkeys, last year we handed out 100 turkeys.

This event wouldn’t be possible without the support from the community, family and friends, making sure people have a hot plate of food for the holiday and a turkey to cook on the day of.

If your able to donate in anyway it will be more than appreciated. Ways to donate cash or check can be written out to Tommy McBrayer Jr. or Ballerschallenge LLC. Cash app Tmcbrayer89. I will be more than happy to send over an invoice as well.

Please share with anyone that would be interested in supporting this event as well. Thank you for your time!

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