Blues, Island Music, Jazz, Salsa, Hillbilly, Congolese and more!!!

This month has a whole bunch of variety, plus $1 farmers market!
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August events lineup:

Stoney Savanna (Island Music & More)
Sidewalk Café (Jazz/ Acoustic/ Swing)
Rene Thompson (Salsa Dancing)
New Distraction (Classic Blues, R&B and American Roots)
Roe Family Singers (Good-Time, Old-Time Hillbilly band)
Mill City Hot Club (Dean Harrington Trio) swing and gypsy
Rene Thompson (Salsa Dancing)
Jon De Vaal (Jazz Trio)
Wee Wednesdays
and more!!

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Visit Midtown Global Market merchants at the State Fair! Hot Indian Foods and Rabbit Hole will be at our booth at the International Bazaar. Salty Tart, Produce Exchange, Fiesta in America and Manny’s Tortas can all be found at their own booths throughout the fair grounds.
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Get your fresh foods at Growing in the Backyard Farmer’s Market every Wednesday from 10am-2pm.
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I-35W/Lake Street Project Update and Community Open House

This email is being sent on behalf of MnDOT regarding the I-35W/Lake Street project. First, we want to introduce you to Aaron Tag, MnDOT, who will be taking over some of Scott Pedersen’s responsibilities on the project as we start construction. Aaron can be reached at aaron.tag or 651-234-7880. You will be hearing much more from Aaron in the future. Please let us know if you would like to meet with the project team for an update or would like a presentation at one of your future board or committee meetings.

The purpose of this email is to provide you with an update on the I-35W/Lake Street reconstruction project, which will begin in mid- to late August, 2017. As you know, this will be a 4 ½ year construction project, lasting until the end of 2021. A community open house has been scheduled for August 17, 5-7 p.m. at Hope Community Center, 611 E. Franklin Avenue, to discuss the 2017 work, in particular, as well as to provide an overview of the entire project.

We hope that you will help us get the word out that construction will be starting and about the community open house. A PDF of a postcard announcement is attached for your use as needed. This postcard has been mailed to all addresses within about one-half mile of the project corridor. We have several other products available, including in multiple languages, so please let us know if there’s something you need.

We wanted to let you know that there are MnDOT and consultant staff out in the neighborhoods who are spreading the word about the upcoming construction. Some of the things we are doing include:

  • Door-to-door canvassing of businesses and residents, particularly near the Portland Avenue and Franklin Avenue bridges and along 4th and 5th Avenues
  • Pop-ups at many bus stops, farmers markets, key gathering spots, large employers
  • Tabling at community events and festivals
  • Information distribution to faith-based organizations
  • Posters, billboards, print ads and ethnic radio spots
  • Website and social media postings

Project information is being provided in English, Spanish and Somali and can be made available in other languages if needed. Please let us know if you have any other suggestions for ways we might reach people about the upcoming I-35W construction.

Work that is expected to occur in 2017 includes:

  • Modification of the Portland Avenue bridge over I-94 – the bridge will be closed to traffic for 6-8 weeks. Pedestrians, bicycles and emergency vehicles will be able to use the bridge.
  • Removal and replacement of the Franklin Avenue bridge over I-35W. This work will be completed by June 2018. Franklin will be closed between Clinton Avenue and Portland Avenue. Local access to alleys will be permitted.
  • 4th Avenue will be reconstructed between 22nd Street and 18th Street, including sidewalks and noise walls.
  • 5th Avenue will be reconstructed between 22nd Street and 18th Street, including sidewalks. The noise walls and retaining walls north of Franklin will be removed but cannot be replaced until 2021 due to temporary bypass lanes that need to be constructed on i-35W through this area.
  • Ramps that will be closed in 2017 include the WB I-94 exit ramp to 11th Street (6-8 weeks), the 5th Avenue entrance ramp to EB I-94, and the 5th Avenue entrance ramp to NB I-35W.

Specific details of construction staging will not be known until mid-August after a contract with the apparent low bid team has been executed. Please refer people to the project website for additional information at www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wminneapolis. For specific inquiries, they can go to:

Project hotline: 612-284-612

Project email: info

And please feel free to contact Aaron, me or Denise Workcuff (denise.workcuff or 651-234-7502), the MnDOT communications lead for the I-35W/Lake Street project, if you have any questions, would like to schedule a meeting, or would like to discuss the project and/or 2017 work in more detail.

Sent on behalf of Aaron Tag, MnDOT, and the I-35W/Lake Street team.

Charleen Zimmer, President

Zan Associates | 105 5th Avenue S, Suite 130 | Minneapolis, MN 55401

Office: 612.354.2101 | Direct/Cell: 612.251.1920 | czimmer | Fax: 612.886.2457

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News update: Peavey Park improvements

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Peavey Park

August brings Phase 1 groundbreaking; Phase 2 community input options; more

August 14 groundbreaking celebration

You’re invited! Join the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) and Peavey Park supporters for a groundbreaking celebration and light refreshments on Monday, August 14 at 11 am.

The event marks the start of construction for the basketball complex on the north side of the park: the project’s first phase. It will feature brief remarks from MPRB Superintendent Jayne Miller and Park Board Commissioner Scott Vreeland, plus local officials and community leaders.

When: Monday, August 14, 2017 at 11 am

Where: Peavey Park, 730 E 22nd St, Minneapolis 55404

Peavey Park master plan

Basketball courts in the upper left corner to be constructed for Phase 1. Phase 2 improvements include a new multi-use field, a new playground (in the lower orange area) and a new central path through the park.

I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center update

Good morning,

I have some important updates about the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project. You will also find some updates on some other projects after the I-94 information if you are interested. The I-94 web page is up to date: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins/index.html

The westbound Lowry Tunnel closes from 10 tonight to 5 a.m. Thursday for cleaning. Motorists can take the Hennepin/Lyndale exit as a detour.

Lowry Tunnel final stage:

This starts in time for rush hour Friday.

In preparation for the changes, I-94 east will close at the tunnel from midnight until 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4 and traffic will take the Hennepin/Lyndale exit. Interstate 394 east to I-94 east through the tunnel remains open during this tunnel closure.

Early Friday morning, traffic will shift to the westbound side of the tunnel. Drivers will see two lanes in each direction with a concrete barrier in the middle.

The speed limit is 40 mph. Trucks and buses weighing more than 9,000 pounds are prohibited.

Traffic from I-394 east to I-94 east will continue to be able to use the eastbound tunnel until Aug. 14. Then the ramp from I-394 to I-94 east will close until Aug. 28 for improvements.

The following ramps will be closed during this stage:

· I-35W north to I-94 west

· Highway 55 to I-94 east

· Fourth Avenue to I-94 west

· I-94 east to I-35W south

This final stage is expected to be in place until mid-September while crews work on bridges near the Lowry Hill Tunnel and make repairs inside the tunnel.

Ramp closures:

*Westbound I-94 to Washington Avenue/Broadway Street closed this morning. Work will take 10 days,

*The ramp from westbound 53rd Avenue to I-94 west will be closed Aug 7-21.

Directional closures:

As MnDOT has spread the word about this project, it has discussed the need for four directional weekend closures from Highway 55 to I-694 for paving. We have some dates for this work:

*Aug. 18-21, westbound I-94 is closed.

*Aug. 25-28th, westbound I-94 is closed.

*Sept. 8-11, eastbound I-94 is closed

*Sept. 15-18, eastbound I-94 is closed.

Detours and specific closure times will be available as we get closer to the date.

Highway 169 closed in stages this weekend http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins/index.html

*Northbound Highway 169 is closed from Highway 7 to Highway 55 from 7 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday

*Southbound Highway 169 is closed from noon Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday from Highway 55 to Highway 7.

The ramps leading to each stretch of highway will close while the road is closed.

I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project

Good morning,

MnDOT will be cleaning the westbound side of the Lowry Hill Tunnel on I-94 in Minneapolis overnight Wednesday.

This means westbound I-94 at the Lowry Tunnel will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 2 to 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 3.

The detour is the Hennepin/Lyndale exit.

This is part of the I-94 Minneapolis to Brooklyn Center project that started March 20.

More info about the upcoming third stage of the tunnel work will come out Wednesday.

The project web page is here:

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr/

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks

Dave

Dave Aeikens

Communications and engagement

MnDOT Metro District Public Affairs

1500 West Ramsey County Road B-2

Roseville, MN 55113

651-234-7511 Office

651-775-1261 Mobile

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MPD Warrant List, 7-31-17

Hi. Here is the 7-31-17 warrant list for 3rd and 5th Precincts in Minneapolis, issued by Beth Clark, Paralegal with the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office. Previous lists are obsolete and should be discarded.

When this list was compiled, the people on it were wanted by police and could be arrested on sight. If you see any of them, please call 911 immediately. Tell the operator that you know the location of a person who is on this warrant list. Be as specific as possible about the location.

If you personally know someone on this list, please encourage them to turn themselves in at a police precinct.

Since the last time a list was released these people were added:

William Gus Ernst

These people wereremoved from the list because they no longer had arrest warrants:

Ronald Clifton Blackburn

Kassondra Fineday

Michelle Koerner

This list is public information so please post it and/or share with others who are interested.

Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Crime Prevention Specialist-3rd Precinct

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-825-6138

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Warrant List 7-31-17docx.pdf

Phillips West NNO invite!!! Tonight 5 to 8 p.m.!

August 1st (Tuesday) 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. TONIGHT!!!!!

Phillips West Neighborhood 21st Annual National Night Out Celebration!

Please join hundreds of Community Partners & Residents for one of the biggest National Night Out Celebrations in Minneapolis! EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL AGES WITH PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE!!!!! Event will be held along 27th Street between Columbus and Portland Avenues! A variety of FREE Picnic Food including Snow Cones, Popcorn, Hot Dogs, Watermelon, Cookies & Ice Cream! There will also be a variety of Entertainment including a DJ, Dancing Contest, Open Mic Rap Contest with opportunity to win Grand Prizes, Minions Character, 4 Clowns, 2 Bounce Houses, Face Tattoos, Fish Pond, Children’s Games, McGruff the Crime Dog, twinkle the Mascot and a Giant Inflated Slide! Information on dozens of Community Resources will be available! If you would like an information table or would like to get involved contact Crystal at 612-879-5383 or emailpwno2005

Crystal Windschitl, Executive Director
Phillips West Neighborhood Organization
2400 Park Avenue South, Suite 337
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: (612) 879-5383
Fax: (612) 879-5217
PWNO2005

Check out our Website: www.phillipswest.info
Like our facebook page!

2017 English, Spanish, Somali NNO Flyers.pdf

Phillips West NNO invite!!! Tonight 5 to 8 p.m.!

August 1st (Tuesday) 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. TONIGHT!!!!!

Phillips West Neighborhood 21st Annual National Night Out Celebration!

Please join hundreds of Community Partners & Residents for one of the biggest National Night Out Celebrations in Minneapolis! EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL AGES WITH PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES FOR EVERYONE!!!!! Event will be held along 27th Street between Columbus and Portland Avenues! A variety of FREE Picnic Food including Snow Cones, Popcorn, Hot Dogs, Watermelon, Cookies & Ice Cream! There will also be a variety of Entertainment including a DJ, Dancing Contest, Open Mic Rap Contest with opportunity to win Grand Prizes, Minions Character, 4 Clowns, 2 Bounce Houses, Face Tattoos, Fish Pond, Children’s Games, McGruff the Crime Dog, twinkle the Mascot and a Giant Inflated Slide! Information on dozens of Community Resources will be available! If you would like an information table or would like to get involved contact Crystal at 612-879-5383 or emailpwno2005

Crystal Windschitl, Executive Director
Phillips West Neighborhood Organization
2400 Park Avenue South, Suite 337
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: (612) 879-5383
Fax: (612) 879-5217
PWNO2005

Check out our Website: www.phillipswest.info
Like our facebook page!

2017 English, Spanish, Somali NNO Flyers.pdf

Property tax refund deadline: August 15

Crystal Windschitl, Executive Director
Phillips West Neighborhood Organization
2400 Park Avenue South, Suite 337
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
Phone: (612) 879-5383
Fax: (612) 879-5217
PWNO2005

Check out our Website: www.phillipswest.info
Like our facebook page!

The August 15 deadline for homeowners and renters to file their 2015 property tax refund is quickly approaching. The 2016 property tax refunds can also be filed on or before August 15, although they do not expire until next August.

According to Minnesota Revenue, the average refund for homeowners is $840 and more than $635 for renters. It’s important that Minnesotans don’t leave this money on the table if they are eligible.

Here are some tips for homeowners and renters ahead of the August deadline:

  • Check eligibility: Renters and homeowners that meet certain household income requirements may be eligible. See who qualifies.
  • File: There are still a select number of free tax preparation sites open this summer that can help taxpayers file their property tax refund. Find a free tax preparation site or use Minnesota Revenue’s online system to file.
  • Include the right information: Renters should include their Certificate of Rent Paid (CRP) form when filing their return. Homeowners should make sure to use the information from their property tax statements issues by their county every spring.
  • Track your refund: Taxpayers can track where their property tax refund is in the process by using Minnesota Revenue’s Where’s My Refund? system.

Please let me know if you have any questions — hope your summer is going well!

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Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending July 24, 2017

Correction: National Night is Tuesday, August 1. The date is right in the report but wrong in my email message below. Sorry about that! Thank you to all who caught the mistake.

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-825-6138

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From: Baumann, John
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2017 3:46 PM
To: Baumann, John
Subject: Midtown Weekly Crime Report and Community Announcements, Week Ending July 24, 2017

Hello again! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report and community announcements for the week ending 7-24-17. (For this report, Midtown is the area from 35W to Hiawatha, between 28th and 32nd Streets. Parts 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 30 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week, up a great deal from 17 last week. Part of the increase is due to more non-violent thefts being reported-17 this week and 7 last week.

There were 9 violent crimes in Midtown this week-1 rape, 2 robberies and 6 aggravated assaults. The victim knew the suspect in the rape and in 4 of the aggravated assaults.

MPD officers arrested 25 suspects in Midtown during the week. There were arrests in 1 of the aggravated assaults.

There was 1 Focused Enforcement Area within Midtown this week.

I have 5 announcements this week. See the report and attachments for more details on these items:

· The Greenway Glow-3 events in one on the Midtown Greenway-is Saturday, July 29.

· If you’d like to know more about law enforcement in the 3rd Precinct, the 3-PAC meeting on Monday, July 29 is a great opportunity!

· National Night Out (NNO) is Tuesday, August 2! There are more than 1500 community-building block events going on all over the City and you can find the one closest to you at the City of Minneapolis website. You are also invited to the huge, fun-filled Phillips West NNO event at 27th & Park.

· You are invited to attend and volunteer at the Powderhorn Art Fair, August 4-6.

· The MPD will begin taking applications for Police Cadets on Monday, July 31. The first of 2 optional information sessions is Thursday, August 3. The job description is attached to this email.

Please let me know if you have an announcement you’d like me to include in an upcoming report.

I always appreciate your comments on these weekly reports. Please let me know what you would like to see added or removed. I want the reports to be as useful as possible.

Thank you!

John R. Baumann

Midtown Community Safety Center

Minneapolis Police Department

2949 Chicago Ave. S

Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-825-6138

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Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 7-18 to 7-24-17

By CPS John R. Baumann, Minneapolis Police Department

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

· There were 30 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week up a great deal from 17 last week. Much of the increase is in thefts, which went from 7 incidents last week to 17 this week.

· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (1), robbery (2), aggravated assault (6), burglary (1), auto theft (3), arson (0) and larceny/theft (17). Public information narratives (taken directly from police reports) for all but the larceny incidents appear below.

· There were 9 violent crimes reported-1 rape, 2 robberies and 6 aggravated assaults. The victim knew the suspect in the rape and in 4 of the aggravated assaults.

· There were no homicides or arsons reported during this week.

· There were no business robberies and no business burglaries reported during the week.

· MPD officers arrested and jailed or issued citations to 25 suspects in Midtown. There were arrests in 1 of the aggravated assaults.

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

Rape (1)

7-20, 3:00 to 3:45 am Lake St E & Oakland Ave S (Border of Phillips West and Central neighborhoods) Officers were dispatched to Hennepin County Medical Center on a Criminal Sexual Conduct Report. Victim said that on the above date and time she was sexually assaulted by a known suspect in a car near the above location. Victim was given a blue card. A SARS (Sexual Assault Resources Program) exam had not been performed at the time officers were on scene. Because of the time that had passed, there was no evidence to gather or known scene. Recommendation: Further investigation.

Robbery (2)

7-18, 5:40 to 6:00 pm 31xx Columbus Ave S (Central neighborhood) At the above date and time, Officers responded to the above address to take a robbery of person report. Upon arrival Officers spoke with Victim and took report. Victim was not injured and did not require Emergency Medical Service. Victim was given a blue card. Recommendation: Further investigation.

7-20, 12:01 to 12:20 am 31st St E & 4th Ave S (Central neighborhood) Victim was robbed by 2 males near the location above. Loss was a wallet, cash, and cellular phone. Victim was knocked unconscious and received a cut to his forehead and swelling to his mouth/lip. Victim was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center via ambulance. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Suspects were gone on officers’ arrival. Recommendation: Further investigation.

Aggravated Assault (6)

7-20, 4:13 to 4:37 am 29xx 2nd Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Officers responded to above for a[n]… assault. Victim advised Suspect… punched her in the mouth, kicked her in the chest, and generally pushed her around after an argument. Victim suffered a broken tooth and minor scratch to the face. Victim refused medical attention… Victim provided blue (victim services) card. Suspect was gone on officers’ arrival. Recommendation: Further investigation.

7-21, 11:35 to 11:46 pm Lake St E & Hiawatha Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Officer was flagged down on a gunpointing incident near the above location. Victim ran from the location to seek assistance. Suspects were gone on officer’s arrival. A Minneapolis blue (victim resources) card was issued.

7-22, 4:51 to 4:53 pm 28xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Officers responded to the above address on a[n]…assault call. Upon arrival I met with Victim who was assaulted and strangled by Suspect. Suspect was gone on officers’ arrival. Victim was transported to Abbott Northwestern Hospital… Medical release form completed and later property inventoried. Photos taken with police issued iphone, and body worn camera activated upon arrival.

7-23, 5:55 to 6:00 pm 28xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Officers dispatched to above location… Upon arrival suspect was gone. Victim refused Emergency Medical Services. Victim stated that Suspect put his hands around her neck and attempted to choke her. Victim stated that she was unable to breathe at this time and loss consciousness. Victim stated that Suspect took her phone from her while she attempted to call 911. Victim stated Suspect struck her multiple times in various areas with a closed fist…Photographs of Victim’s injuries were taken and uploaded. Body worn camera was activated. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card and advised… Recommendation: Further investigation.

7-23, 7:59 to 8:00 pm 21xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood) The victim was punched and kicked in the head by security at the Hi Lake shopping center. He was transported to the hospital for a head and jaw injury.

7-24, 4;45 to 5:00 pm 30xx 14th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Arrestee 1 and Arrestee 2…booked for Probable Cause…Assault. Recommendation: Further investigation.

Burglary (1)

7-23, 10:49 to 10:50 pm 29xx 16th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Victim called to report that 2 unknown suspects with no clothing, age, or visual description attempted to kick in the air conditioning unit for their ground floor apartment to gain entry. Obvious damage was found to the cooling vents on the air conditioning unit and there were items from the shelves around the unit that had items that had fallen off. The victim noted that this has happened previously in the past, but did not have any further information on the issue. No entry was gained to the apartment and no items were missing from the apartment. No cameras are in the area and no one was outside able to provide further information. Victim was provided a Minneapolis blue (victim resources) card and advised. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.

Auto Theft (3)

7-20, 8:30 pm to 7-21, 8:30 am 31xx Park Ave S (Central neighborhood) Officer responded to listed location for a report of an Attempted Auto Theft. Victim stated his listed vehicle was left unattended outside of his home between listed dates and times. Victim stated his vehicle was locked. Officer on scene noticed the glove box was rummaged through and the fuse box panel had been taken off exposing the ignition wires. No damage to vehicle and no prints were found. Victim stated nothing had been taken from the vehicle. Victim also stated he had no suspect information. Blue (victim resources) card given. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.

7-23, 11:00 pm to 7-24, 1:20 am 31xx 16th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officers were dispatched to the above location. Victim came outside around 11:00 pm on 7/23/17 to get cans of soda he keeps in his car and the vehicle was there. Victim happened to look outside around 1:20 am and noticed his car was not parked in front of his house anymore. He checked area and then called 911. There is only one set of keys and Victim still has the car keys. Victim owns the car and the car was legally parked. There was no broken glass on the ground were Victim had his vehicle parked. Victim stated he has nothing else of value in the vehicle. The auto desk was notified and the vehicle was entered in as stolen. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card and advised.

7-17, 7:30 pm 17xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Victim vehicle was stolen Victim was provided a blue (victim resources) card.

Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Arrests in Midtown (25)

7-18, 8:28 pm 17xx Lake St E Juvenile issued a citation for Theft.

7-18, 11:00 pm 2xx Lake St E Tabitha Annette Taylorstopped and issued a citation for Driving After Suspension, Violate Handicap Park and No Proof of Insurance.

7-19, 12:25 pm Lake St E & 15th Ave S Anita Cook arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Loiter with Intent-Prostitution.

7-19, 12:45 pmLake St E & 16th Ave S Judy Vone Armstrongarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Felony).

7-20, 10:00 am29xx Oakland Ave S Eric Wilsonarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (Theft); Dominique Monike Dixon arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Theft and Drug Paraphernalia.

7-20, 5:30 pm 8xx 28th St E Shane Alan Losh arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant.

7-20, 6:19 pm30xx 17th Ave S Sedgwick Lanier arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony); Ableza-Win Cavanaugharrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Probation Violation.

7-20, 6:36 pm8xx Lake St E Liban Farah Barre arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for False Name or Information (Gross Misdemeanor) and 1 Felony Warrant (1st Degree Burglary) .

7-21, 2:38 am Lake St E & 12th Ave S William Earl Milon arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony).

7-21, 9:20 am28xx 15th Ave S Alicia Mae Weaverarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1Felony Warrant (5th Degree Drug Possession) and 2 Misdemeanor Warrants (Drug Paraphernalia).

7-21, 5:15 pmLake St E & Cedar Ave S Larry Eugene Blount issued a citation for Loiter with Intent-Narcotics; Cassandra Rose Peplinskiissued a citation for Loiter with Intent-Narcotics and Open Bottle.

7-21, 7:30 pmMidtown Greenway E & Bloomington Ave S Matthew Jay Batteesarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Possession of Injection Equipment and Drug Paraphernalia.

7-22, 1:49 pm8xx Lake St Ronald Steven Smith issued a citation for Theft.

7-22, 10:21 pmLake St E & Chicago Ave S Norberto Perez-Pech issued a citation for Hit /Run No Injury, No Valid Driver’s License and No Proof of Insurance.

7-23, 3:00 amLake St E & 18th Ave S Jessica Louise May Kegg stopped,arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (Theft) and 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (Theft).

7-23, 7:10 pm21xx Lake St E Keith Bernard Mountain arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Carry a Weapon without a Permit (Felony).

7-24, 1:30 am8xx 28th St E Christopher Noah Henderson issued a citation for No Proof of Insurance.

7-24, 1:25 pm32nd St E & Hiawatha Ave S Nicole Shannon Columbus arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor).

7-24, 5:20 pm30xx 13th Ave S Yasir Amoud Omar and Mohamed Diriye Farah arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Assault (Felony).

7-24, 10:13 pm32nd St E & 17th Ave S Kassondra Lee Fineday arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant (Tampering with Motor Vehicle).

7-24, 11:05 pm29xx 16th Ave S Loretta Lamanda Adams arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Domestic Assault 5 Enhanced (Felony).

Focused Enforcement in Midtown

Lake Street (28th St E to 31st St E, Columbus Ave S to 17th Ave S) was a focused enforcement area for violent crime this week.

Proactive enforcement results: 109 stops, 67 directed patrols, 16 arrests.

Violent crimes (excluding domestics): 0 robberies, 0 aggravated assaults.

Strategies for the coming week include:

Patrol Tactics

• Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.

• Day Beat and Evening Beat-Foot beats & directed patrol on 29th St E and the 2900 & 3000 blocks of 12th Ave S. (prostitution, narcotics, overdoses, etc.)

• Metro Transit PD is providing extra patrol at Lake St E & 12th Ave S.

Investigative Tactics

• Regular details with neighborhood Probation Officers and MAVI (Minnesota Ant-Violence Initiative) to focus on chronic offenders.

• Evening Beat Detail with Probation.

• Community Resource Team will do prostitution details and focus on 29th St E & 31st St E.

• Day Beat-Work with Regulatory Services regarding abandoned vehicles and other nuisance issues.

• Camera is now at 12th & Lake.

Problem Properties Tactics

• Problem property identified in the 2900 block of 12th Ave S-investigation ongoing.

Crime Prevention Tactics

• Plaza Centenaro (12th & Lake) is putting up a sign regarding rules of conduct.

Criminal Charges Involving Suspects Arrested in Midtown

31xx Elliot Ave S Juvenile: Complaint charging 1st Degree Burglary signed by MPD investigator and judge and filed with the court for his arrest on 5-19-17.

8xx Lake St E Liban Farah Barre Complaint charging Giving Peace Officer False Name of Another Person (Gross Misdemeanor) and Theft signed by MPD investigator and judge and filed with the court for his arrest on 7-20-17.

Third Precinct Weekly Trends

Motor Vehicle Theft:44% (8 of 18) of the vehicles reported stolen were stolen with keys.

Burglary of Dwelling:53% (17 of 32) required little or no force to gain entry: Residential: 60% (6 of 10) required little/no force to gain entry (3-unlocked window and 3-no force). Garage: 55% (12 of 22) required little/no force to gain entry (6-unlocked service door, 2-open overhead door and 2-no force).

Theft from Motor Vehicle:56% (18 of 32) reported a wallet/purse (8), GPS (0) or backpack/other bag (10) stolen; 47% (15 of 32) required little or no force to gain entry (5- unlocked door, 10-no force).

Theft:18% (2 of 11) reported a cell phone stolen.

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Time to Glow! Greenway Glow, Saturday, July 29

Join the Midtown Greenway Coalition for their biggest annual fundraiser, the Greenway Glow on Saturday, July 29th from 7pm-12am. It’s THREE events in one!

1. Community Arts Festival from 7 p.m. – Midnight

2. 10-Mile Bike Ride at 8:00 p.m.

3. 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 p.m.

The Community Arts Festival is free, but we ask that you consider a suggested $10 donation.

There is still time to register for the VIP 5K Fun Run/Walk or 10-Mile Bike Ride. Registered riders and runners will receive FREE Taco Cat tacos; beer or kombucha from Eastlake Brewery; ice cream from the Cafe at Freewheel Bike; glow lights; and more!

Come watch the bicycle driven Bronze Age furnace, seek guidance from the Advice People, make ghost photos, and even see the poetry shanty. We’ve even got short films, giant bubbles, Flamenco dancers, and more!

Be sure to also enjoy local music from the Prairie Fire Lady Choir, the Ukulele Army, Farewell Tenney, and more!

Support the Midtown Greenway and register for the Glow! Click here to register.

If you prefer to support the Midtown Greenway by volunteering at the Glow, you can check out all the ways to help here.

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You Are Invited to 3-PAC on Monday, July 31

If you’d like to learn more about policing in our area, please come to the next Third Precinct Advisory Council (3-PAC) meeting on Monday, July 31, 6:30 pm at the Precinct, 3000 Minnehaha Ave. Hear from Inspector Catherine Johnson on precinct activities and get an update on the Lake Street encampment from Assistant City Attorney Nikki Appelbaum. Bring your questions and concerns. All are invited to this always-interesting evening.

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Participate in NNO Tuesday, August 1!

National Night Out (NNO) is a nationwide campaign in which neighbors meet to get to know each other better, share information and have fun! Minneapolis volunteers have planned more than 1500 local events this year and no two will be the same. If you’re not sure if your block is participating, you can find the event closest to you at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/nno/nno_events-list.

Another option is to attend the huge neighborhood-wide event in Phillips West neighborhood, 5-8 pm. The celebration will feature free picnic food, children’s games and activities, salsa dancers, a rap and dance contest hosted by Mad Dads, community resource tables and much more. All invited! See the attached flyer for more details.

Volunteer at (and Visit) the Powderhorn Art Fair, August 4-6

Volunteer and see one of the region’s best art fairs up-close. Help bring to life 26-years of art fair magic within picture-perfect Powderhorn Park in South Minneapolis. Attracting artists from twenty-six states and 216 cities makes it a local and regional favorite.

The fair’s success comes from Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association’s (PPNA) long-standing collaboration with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. A portion of fair proceeds support youth and community programming at Powderhorn Park.

Many volunteer opportunities remain unfilled. See https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1908667/false#!1908667/false/false for details and to sign up.

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Join the Minneapolis Police Department…as a Cadet!

The MPD will be recruiting for 20 Police Cadet positions from July 31 to August 18. Police cadets are expected to attend and successfully complete a program in law enforcement with a Department- authorized institution for the purpose of meeting the academic and technical skills requirements of the Minnesota Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Board. The Cadet position pays $20.47 per hour.

Cadets hired will be promoted to Police Officer upon successful completion of the cadet program. The Cadet position pays $20.47 per hour. There are optional information sessions at 6 pm on Thursday, August 3 and Tuesday, August 15 at the Special Operation Center, 4119 Dupont Ave N.

This opening can be found on the City’s career website during the application period. All interested applicants should apply online through the City’s online application system, Team Minneapolis, powered by NEOGOV.

The job description is attached to this Midtown Weekly Crime Report email.