Midtown Weekly Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending 1-6-20

Subject: Midtown Weekly Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending 1-6-20

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 January 6, 2020.

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 slightly this week while violent crime decreased. Here are the details:

  • There were 14 Part 1 (most serious) crimes this week, up from 12 last week and down from 23 two weeks ago
  • 3 violent crimes were reported-all aggravated assaults. There were 5 violent crimes last week and 9 two weeks ago.
  • 71% of the Part 1 crimes this week were non-violent larcenies/thefts.
  • Police took 9 offenders in Midtown into custody this week.
  • 6 of these arrests were for felony crimes.
  • Felony arrests were made in 2 of the aggravated assaults.
  • The 3rd Precinct continued to have 1 focused enforcement zone in Midtown.

I’d like to remind everyone that Midtown Safety Center offers a variety of free items and services to the community including gun locks, no trespassing signs, access to interpreters, FAX, copying, condoms and much more. Please stop by!

I have included announcements from 11 organizations this week. Please see the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:

  • Banyan Community invites the community to their monthly Lighthouse Network Breakfaston Saturday, January 11. Please RSVP if you can make it! Bayan is also hosting a Census Information Meeting on Thursday, January 16. Get your census questions answered!
  • Central neighborhood (CANDO) has a variety of interesting events coming up including a Silent Disco for high school age youth on Saturday, January 11, Chess and Game Night on Sunday, January 12 and The Vibe: Poetry and Open Mike Night on Friday, January 17,
  • Walker Community Church offers everyone a free Community Meal on Tuesday, January 14 (and every Tuesday). They also host the Northern Mississippi Prisoner Support Group on Thursday, January 16.
  • As usual, Midtown Global Market has a variety of free events including Stepping Into Wellness with J Most and Command Stepperson Tuesday, January 14, Backyard Community Health Hub Dialogue-Cardio onThursday, January 16 and Lunar New Year on Saturday, January 18.
  • Concerned about the impact of changes in our environment? Check out Books & Bars-Discussion of Climate Justice by Mary Robinson on Tuesday, January 14 at Moon Palace Books.
  • To learn more about ways to support your wellness needs, visit the free Open House Resource Fair presented by St Mary’s University of Minnesota, on Wednesday, January 15. Look for the Safety Center table!
  • The American Swedish Institute invites kids and their parents to Kids at the Castle: Winter Wonderland on Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18. Tyke Invite will bring soft play equipment.
  • In the Heart of the Beast explores the instinct to turn inward during winter at Puppet Cabaret: Brave the Cold Anyway on Saturday, January 18.
  • Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association presents its popular and powerful Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Celebrationon Monday, January 20. Donations to the food drive will be greatly appreciated!
  • Corcoran Neighborhood Association hosts Community Building and Connections on Monday, January 20.
  • Luth​eran Social Service is presenting 3 FREE employment workshops: Creating Effective Resumes and Cover LettersonTuesday, January 21, Navigating Barriers to Employment and Excelling at Interviews onWednesday, January 22and Online Applications and Tools to Boost Your Job Search on Thursday, January 23. Come to any or all!
  • Corcoran Neighborhood Organization is seeking applications for its Community Program Director opening, a challenging and multi-dimensional position.

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 would like (non-emergency) help from the Minneapolis Police Department or have any questions about crime or policing in Midtown.

Note: There might not be a weekly report next week as my work schedule is uncertain for a few weeks beginning January 10.

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 12-31-19 to 1-6-20

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 slightly this week while violent crime decreased. Here are the details:

  • 14 Part 1 crimes reported. Up from 12 last week.
  • Part 1 crimes breakdown: Aggravated Assault-3, Auto Theft-1, Larceny (including Theft)-10.
  • 3 violent crimes reported. Down from 5 last week.
  • Violent crime breakdown: Aggravated Assault-3.
  • Aggravated assault breakdown: Domestic-1, Non-domestic-2.
  • 0 business robberies; 0 business burglaries.
  • 71% of Part 1 crimes were non-violent larcenies/thefts.
  • 9 offenders total arrested and taken into custody by MPD.
  • 6 of these arrests werefor felonies, marked in yellow.
  • Felony arrests made in 2 aggravated assaults.

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

Midtown Part 1 Crime Details

Violent Crimes

Aggravated Assault (3)

1-4, 2:09 am 8xx 28th St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Two health care employees were in a room with a suspect who seemed to be having a mental health crisis. The suspect pulled a pocket knife and pointed it at the employees. Victim 1 asked the suspect to give her the knife and after about a minute, he did. No one was injured.

1-4, Between 8:00 and 8:10 pm 7xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood)People in two vehicles shot at each other. This may have been a gang-related incident. Officers arrested Mumin Liban Mumin, Feisal Abdirizak Ali and Ahmed Rashed Ahmed.

1-5, 2:07 pm 22xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood) DomesticTwo brothers got into an argument and then a physical fight. The older brother strangled the younger brother. Officers arrested the older brother [Juvenile].

Property Crimes

Auto Theft (1)

1-6, Between 6:55 and 7:00 am 28xx 17th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) The victim left the vehicle parked and running to warm up. When he returned, the vehicle was gone. There is no suspect information.

Larceny (Including Theft) (10)

Theft from Motor Vehicle

1-2 29xx 2nd Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)

1-5 2xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood)

1-5 32xx Bloomington Ave (East Phillips neighborhood)

Theft from Person

1-2 21xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)

Theft of Motor Vehicle Parts

12-31 11xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

1-2 21xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)

Other Theft

12-31 30xx Longfellow Ave (Corcoran neighborhood)

1-1 15xx Lake St E (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)

1-4 22xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)

1-6 8xx Lake 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 (6 Felony, 9 Total)

1-3, 3:15 am 2xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood) Jalyn Marie Pearson: Multiple Warrants (including 1 Felony Warrant for Theft of Motor Vehicle).

1-4, Between 8:00 and 8:10 pm 7xx Lake St E (Phillips West neighborhood) Mumin Liban Mumin: Aid Offender (Felony), Aid Offender to Avoid Arrest; Feisal Abdirizak Ali: 2nd Degree Assault (Felony), Aiding an Offender to Avoid Arrest; Ahmed Rashed Ahmed: Aiding an Offender to Avoid Arrest.

1-4, 11:07 pm Lake St E & 10th Ave S (Midtown Phillips or Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Eliseo Benjamin Jovel-Recinos: 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (for 5th Degree Assault).

1-5, 4:10 am 29th St E & 16th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)Cleon Lee Glover: Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle (Felony), 1 Felony Warrant, Misdemeanor Warrants.

1-5, 2:07 pm 22xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)Juvenile: Domestic Assault-Strangulation (Felony).

1-6, 10:30 am 29xx 16th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)Alonzo Anton Wright: Narcotics Violation (Felony).

1-6, 2:48 pm 29xx Chicago Ave (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Bashir Elmi Farah Fagas: Narcotics Violation (Felony).

Please let me know if you’d like additional information about any of the above 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.

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 Lake St E & Park Ave.


Available Free Now at Midtown Safety Center!

  • Gun locks
  • No trespassing signs
  • Interpreters
  • FAX
  • Copying
  • Sex offender information
  • Warrant lists
  • Condoms
  • Water
  • Candy

Community Events and Announcements

Banyan Community

Lighthouse Network Breakfast Saturday, January 11, 8:30 am. 2529 13th Ave S

Please join neighbors and community members to build relationship and connection, while enjoying a meal. We will be joined by Francisca Pass, Project Designer with the Minneapolis Park & Rec Board, who will be sharing information and seeking input on the revitalization of Stewart Park. Don’t miss it!

To help us prepare and provide, please RSVP to cyndi . If you have any upcoming events or resources to share, please send info/flyers by 3pm Friday, 1/10.

If you have not yet been able to, please complete this online survey regarding your experience during LHN Breakfasts and what you would like to see in the future. Thank you to those of you who have already completed it!

Census Information Meeting Thursday, January 16, 6:15 to 7:00 pm. 2529 13th Ave S

Get answers to questions such as Why is the census so important? How is my information kept safe? Is there a citizenship question? How can I earn up to $27.50 per hour? How can I work as a non-citizen interpreter? Questions? Call Gale or Cyndi at 612-722-8512.


Silent Disco Saturday, January 11, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 3016 4th Ave S.

Attention high school aged youth!!!! It’s a silent disco. It’s a party with a purpose. Sign up today!!!! See you there. #YouthVoice, #YOUTHPOWER, #Justice. Info: Chris-312-861-2691, Rayo-612-681-2188. Cost: $5.

Chess and Game Night Sunday, January 12, 5:00 to 7:00 pm Blackeye Roasting Co, 3740 Chicago Ave.

Chess and game night! What a fun way to get out of the house to socialize and make new friends with your neighbors. We felt the need for more events that will help with social emotional health.

Social Emotional Health motivates individuals to learn critical skills such as connect with others, resolve conflict, self-regulate, display kindness and empathy and cope with challenges.

Chess and other games played with others, especially people that are different from us provide great ways of learning from each other, challenging ourselves and building new relationships.

The Game of Chess for life is a kind of Chess, in which we have often points to gain, and competitors or adversaries to contend with.

Benefits of chess-increases your IQ, improves your problem solving skills, keeps your brain healthy, improves your memory, fosters creativity and helps you focus and maintain concentration.

Come play, come learn, come socialize. Drinks and snacks will be available for purchase! For more information: tommy or 612-600-1053.

The Vibe: Poetry and Open Mike Night Friday, January 17, 7:00 pm Blackeye Roasting Co, 3740 Chicago Ave.

Poetry, spoken word, open mic are creative ways to express yourself. There are many benefits from writing and reading poetry such as it helps heal emotional pain and provides a gift of inspiration.

Blackeye coffee shop and CANDO created a space for individuals to feel comfortable opening up and expressing themselves through poetry and spoken word!

Sit back and enjoy the chill and relaxed vibe! Have a snack or drink and listen to wonderful poems and spoken word from your locals.

Poetry night will be held once a month on the 3rd Friday until June 19th.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase! For more information, contact Tommy at 612-600-1053 or tommy.

Walker Community Church

Community Meal Tuesday, January 14 and Every Tuesday, 5:30 to 6:45 pm. 3104 16th Ave S.

Free community meals open to everyone. Doors open and food giveaway at 5 pm.

Northern Mississippi Prisoner Support Group Thursday, January 16 and Every Third Thursday, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. 3104 16th Ave S.

Open to all, a letter writing night to build and sustain relationships with prisoners in Minnesota and beyond. FFI Bailey Riley rileyb16.

Midtown Global Market

Stepping into Wellness with J Most and Command SteppersTuesday, January 14, 6:30 to 7:30 pm. 920 Lake St E.

Join the Backyard Community Health Hub for some healthy activity!

Backyard Community Health Hub Dialogue-CardioThursday, January 16, 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.

Lunar New YearSaturday, January 18, 2:00 to 5:00 pm. 920 Lake St E.

Join us, along with The Chinese Heritage Foundation and Ha Family Entertainment, as we celebrate the Lunar New Year, right here at the Midtown Global Market.

Moon Palace Books

Books & Bars-Discussion of Climate Justice by Mary Robinson Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 to 8:30 pm, 3032 Minnehaha Ave S.

Holding her first grandchild in her arms in 2003, Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty of the world he had been born into. Before his fiftieth birthday, he would share the planet with more than nine billion people–people battling for food, water, and shelter in an increasingly volatile climate. The faceless, shadowy menace of climate change had become, in an instant, deeply personal.

Mary Robinson’s mission would lead her all over the world, from Malawi to Mongolia, and to a heartening revelation: that an irrepressible driving force in the battle for climate justice could be found at the grassroots level, mainly among women, many of them mothers and grandmothers like herself. From Sharon Hanshaw, the Mississippi matriarch whose campaign began in her East Biloxi hair salon and culminated in her speaking at the United Nations, to Constance Okollet, a small farmer who transformed the fortunes of her ailing community in rural Uganda, Robinson met with ordinary people whose resilience and ingenuity had already unlocked extraordinary change.

St Mary’s University of Minnesota

Open House Resource Fair Wednesday, January 15, 4:00 to 7:00 pm. 2304 Park Ave.

Come learn about the community resources to support your wellness needs and receive information on other opportunities. Participants include CAP Hennepin County, Sustainable Resource Center, Cultural Wellness Center, Community Emergency Service, Hennepin County Multicultural Services, Walk-in Counseling Center, Waite House and more. Contact sehime for more information.

American Swedish Institute

Kids at the Castle: Winter Wonderland Friday, January 17 and Saturday, January 18, 9:00 to 11:00 am. 2600 Park Ave.

Wonder at the beauty of winter and celebrate silly snowmen during a playdate in Larson Hall with Tyke Invite, who will bring soft play equipment!

Note: The Mansion will be closed due to floor restoration, but families are welcome to stay for an extra hour to play in Tyke Invite’s fun spaces. Suggested for ages 2-5. Adults must accompany children. Cost: $8 per family.

About Tyke Invite

Tyke Invite’s customized soft play equipment is designed to help children 5-years-old and under gain physical literacy, fine tune motor skills, and develop confidence through social interaction. This type of play is also a greatly beneficial sensory integration activity for children with specific needs. Their mission is to conveniently provide safe, structured and stimulating play environments, allowing peace-of-mind for parents and hours of active play for children.

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Puppet Cabaret: Brave the Cold Anyway Saturday, January 18, 7:30 to 10:00 pm, 1500 Lake St E.

***With ASL interpretation***

With the cooler temps and darker days, HOBT’s January Puppet Cabaret explores the winter seasonal shift. Like the caterpillar enters its cocoon, our instinct as the weather cools is to turn inward. We wrap ourselves with warmth, comfort, and avoidance of evening social events at all costs.

Experience an evening of new works that explores that inward instinct, with the brilliant effervescence of puppetry that inspires us to brave the cold anyway. Make your way over to HOBT and warm-up with waffles, live music, and community.

Hosted by Akiko and The Woppits (Theresa Linnehan, Caitie Ryan-Norton, Alexandra Young, Laura Korynta)

Performances include:
Dolores by Katie Kaufmann
Little Flower by Renae Bonde
Clutter Forest by Thomas Boguszewski
Bike vs. Blanket Monster by Helena Howard
ISLE d PLASTIQUE (2 scenes) by The Woppits

The Woppits are an arts collective supporting womxn-identified artists by providing space for artists to discuss their projects and process and receive feedback in a supportive environment. The Woppits performances are open to all.

Special ticket deal! Support New Puppet Works in the New Year!

Attend Puppet Lab (Jan 10-19th) atOpen Eye Figure Theatre and bring your ticket (or program) with you to HOBT’s Puppet Cabaret performance on January 18th and receive $5 off your ticket.

Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association

Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Celebration Monday, January 20, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Powderhorn Recreation Center, 3400 15th Ave S.

Celebrate Dr King’s life and work. Live entertainment, community meal, activities. Free books for the first 150 kids. Bring donations for the food drive. Register at www.ppna.org.

Corcoran Neighborhood Organization

Community Building and Connections Monday, January 20, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, 3451 Cedar Ave S.

For information on this meeting: contact 612-724-7457 or info.

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota

Creating Effective Resumes and Cover Letters Tuesday, January 21

Navigating Barriers to Employment and Excelling at Interviews Wednesday, January 22

Online Applications and Tools to Boost Your Job Search Thursday, January 23

All events at 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Training and Education Center, Center for Changing Lives, 2400 Park Ave, 2nd Floor.

Join LSS for FREE employment workshops! Build your confidence and gain skills for job search success. Come for any or all sessions that fit your needs. Attend just one workshop, or come every day! Email tec to register or call 612-879-5256. Registration required.

Corcoran Neighborhood Organization

We’re Hiring!

Community Program Director

Job Summary:
The Community Program Director is responsible for assisting in developing, building and cultivating community and cross neighborhood collaborative programming for Corcoran Neighborhood. The Community Program Director is also the go-to person responsible for the administration and management of the Midtown Farmers Market, including personnel and financial oversight, fundraising, promotion, and general operations. The Community Program Director provides leadership by staying abreast of current opportunities, challenges, relationships, and advancements in the community and in the local food sector, and uses this information and these connections to bring recommendations and informed guidance to the board of directors through its Farmers Market Advisory Committee. S/he also uses these connections and insights to position CNO as a leader in the local food sector and acts as spokesperson for the Market and its values. The Community Programs Director supports and supervises the work of other staff and volunteers as assigned by the Executive Director.

For the full job description and more information, see .

Send your cover letter and resume to info

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