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Attached please find information for the FREE December classes in the LSS TEC (Training and Education Center) at 2400 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis (2nd floor).
Please post and forward them to your network. All classes FREE and open the public!!
Employment Empowerment from 9:00am to 12:00pm daily starts on 12/04 and ends 12/22.
Includes free Myers Briggs Personality Assessment (MBTI)
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy runs 12/06 12/13, 12/20 from 9-12:00.
Attendance for all three days is required.
Register online tec
Open Lab hours are on the flyer and mock interview/resume assistance can be scheduled during those times by contacting John at 612-879-5256 or tec
If you have any questions please contact Joan joan.riley or 612-879-5286
Have a great holiday!
Employment Services Training and Youth Works
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
joan.riley | 612-879-5286
2400 Park Ave. S.|Minneapolis, MN 55404
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Hello again! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report with community announcements for the week ending 11-6-17. (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.
I’ve also attached a crime map for October 31 to November 6.
There were 21 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week, up from 19 two weeks ago. (There was no report last week.)
There were 8 violent crimes reported in Midtown this week- 1 rape (by a stranger), 3 robberies and 4 aggravated assaults.
MPD officers arrested a total of 20 suspects in Midtown. 15 were booked into jail and 5 were cited and released.
Officers arrested 3 people for felony crimes this week, not counting those arrested for felony warrants.
The 3rd Precinct maintained 2 Focused Enforcement Areas within Midtown this week.
I have 5 announcements this week. See the report (below and attached) for more details on these items:
· Help choose the best chili in these parts at Midtown Global Market’s Chili Cook-off on Saturday, October 28.
· Find out more about local safety and sign up for walking patrols at the Neighbors In Action Community Safety Meeting, Monday November 13.
· Pay tribute to special volunteers at Corcoran’s Community and Leadership Awards Dinneron Wednesday, November 15.
· Provide your input on the next round of improvements Peavey Park at the Park Board’s Public Hearing on Wednesday, November 15.
· Looking ahead, don’t miss the 12th Annual Green Gifts Fair at Midtown Global Market on Saturday, November 18.
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.
John R. Baumann
Midtown Community Safety Center
Minneapolis Police Department
2949 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Midtown Area Crime Report, Week of 10-31 to 11-6-17
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 21Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, up from 19 two weeks ago. (There was no report last week.)
· Part 1 crimes this week included homicide (0), rape (1), robbery (3), aggravated assault (4), burglary (3), auto theft (4), arson (0) and larceny/theft (6). Public information narratives (taken directly from police reports) for the violent crimes appear below. There is summary information for all the other crimes excluding larcenies.
· There were 8 violent crimes reported-1 rape, 3 robberies and 4 aggravated assaults. This up from 5 violent crimes two weeks ago.
· There were no homicides or arsons reported during this week.
· There were 0 business robberies and 0 business burglaries reported during the week.
· MPD officers arrested a total of 20 suspects in Midtown. 15 were taken into custody and 5 received citations and were released.
· Officers arrested 3 people for felony crimes, which are highlighted in yellow. (This does not include offenders arrested for felony warrants.)
Reported Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)
11-3, 2:00 to 4:00 am 32nd St E & 5th Ave S (Central neighborhood)Officers were dispatched to Abbott Northwestern Hospital for a CSCR (Criminal Sexual Conduct Rape) report. Victim stated while on foot at the above intersection she was forced into a vehicle, driven to a secondary location and sexually assaulted. Victim did not know the suspect but stated she would recognize him if she saw him again. At this time there are no leads on a possible suspect or vehicle. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.
11-3, 11:00 am 21xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)On the above listed date and time, while I was working off duty at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 2218 East Lake Street, a female identified as Victim walked into the bank and told me that she had been robbed. Victim stated that she was standing at the bus stop in front of Aldi, located at 2100 Lake Street East, when she was knocked to the ground from behind. As Victim fell to the ground, an unknown suspect grabbed Victim’s purse and fled the scene. Victim did not see who knocked her to the ground, or who took her purse. It should be noted that Victim had just left the Wells Fargo minutes earlier and she had withdrawn $1000.00 in cash for her rent. After the robbery, Victim walked back to Wells Fargo to report the robbery to me. Victim stated that her knees hurt from the fall, but she was otherwise uninjured. Victim had her MN ID card and her Wells Fargo debit card in her coat pocket and those items were not taken. There were no witnesses, suspects, or recoverable evidence identified. Victim was given a case (victim resources) card and advised. Recommendation: Further investigation.
11-4, 8:30 pm to 11-6, 11:56 am 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Victim was at the MTC bus stop and was approached by a black male and hit in the side of the head with a closed fist and his wallet taken. Victim refused medical and called days later to report incident. The loss was a brown wallet and credit cards and MN Id. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information.
11-6, 12:48 to12:50 pm 18xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)Suspect robbed Victim as he was walking to his vehicle. Victim suffered injuries and was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center. Crime Lab processed the scene. Recommendation: Further investigation.
Aggravated Assault (4)
10-31, 9:00 am Lake St E & Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Arrestee [Derrick Dewayne Bolden] hit Victim in the neck with a hammer. A hammer was recovered from Arrestee. Victim did receive a minor injury in the assault.
11-4, 9:00 to 9:30 pm 17xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)Victim called to report that he had been stabbed and needed an ambulance. The event occurred at the above intersection. Victim was uncooperative with both police and medical. He was transported and provided a MPLS blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case continued pending further information or leads.
11-5, 1:27 to 1:50 am 28xx Park Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood)Officers responded to the above location on a missing person report. Parent/Guardian found out that Suspect was in the building with a family member in another apartment. Officers checked the status of Suspect and advised her not to continue running away. Suspect assaulted Officers and was taken into custody. Suspect stated that she was on cocaine and drunk and is a minor. Officers transported Suspect to Hennepin County Medical Center. Recommendation: Case continued pending further leads.
11-6, 1:23 pm 29xx Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood)Suspect attempted to assault Arrestee in the transit station at Lake and Chicago Ave. Arrestee was arrested for the warrant and booked into Hennepin County Jail.
10-31, 8:00 am to 6:25 pm 22xx Lake St E Business(East Phillips neighborhood) [CPS note: This was originally categorized as a burglary of a storage unit
with no signs of forced entry. Upon investigation, it was found that the owner of the apartment complex emptied out the storage unit by mistake.
[Not a burglary so removed from total. ]
10-31, 9:00 am to 11-1, 9:00 am 30xx Cedar Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) [CPS note: Entry made by breaking glass in rear door, then door frame. Victim was deceased. Loss was undetermined at time of report.]
10-31, 1:00 to 3:00 pm 22xx Lake St E (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Entry was through an unlocked apartment door. Loss was wallet, debit card and cash.]
11-6, 7:00 to 9:20 pm 30xx 18th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood)[CPS note:
Entry was made through an unlocked kitchen window. Loss was computers, television, video game console, backpack, passport, jewelry, cash and more.]
Auto Theft (4)
11-1, 9:20 pm, to 11-2, 9:25 pm 8xx Lake St E (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)[CPS note:
Vehicle stolen when driver left the keys in it and went elsewhere.]
11-1, 9:20 pm to 11-2, 9:25 pm 5xx Lake St E (Central neighborhood)[CPS note:
Vehicle stolen from a used car lot; keys missing from office.]
11-5, 9:00 to 11:19 pm 30xx Cedar Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood)[CPS note: Vehicle stolen after keys were taken from driver’s table while he was in the restroom.
10-6, 3:00 to 3:05 pm
28xx Bloomington Ave S
(East Phillips neighborhood)
[CPS note: Vehicle stolen using keys left in the door lock.]
MPD Arrests in Midtown (20)
Arrestees Booked into Hennepin County Jail (Unless Noted) (15)
10-31, 3:29 am28th St E & Bloomington Ave S Joseph Paul Christensen,Driving While Intoxicated.
10-31, 9:01 am Lake St E & Chicago Ave S Derrick Dewayne Bolden, Assault 2-Assault with Dangerous Weapon (Felony).
10-31, 1:27 pm Lake St E & 16th Ave S Kerry Lee Ironnecklace, 2 Gross Misdemeanor Warrants.
10-31, 7:00 pm22xx Lake St E Edward Carlton Gunter Jr, Burglary of Business (Felony).
11-1, 10:35 am 17xx Lake St E Nicole Shannon Columbus, Probation Violation.
11-1, 1:30 pm29xx Chicago Ave S Daniel Martin Cooper and Maurice Juan Alexand Jones,Carry a Weapon without a Permit (Gross Misdemeanor).
11-1, 8:07 pmLake St E & 15th Ave S Kenneth Eugene Terry, Narcotics Violation (Felony).
11-1, 11:42 pm 3xx 32nd St E Donald Dean Jordan, 1 Felony Warrant.
11-2, 12:15 am29xx 15th Ave S Mario Anthony Williams, 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant.
11-3, 9:54 amLake St E & Cedar Ave S Christopher Allen Earl,1 Misdemeanor Warrant (Driving After Suspension). Also issued a citation for Driving After Suspension.
11-4, 11:42 pm28th St E & Park Ave S Abdulahi Awale Osman,2 Felony Warrants.
11-5, 1:21 amLake St E & 21st Ave S Erik Hubertus Zidek, Driving While Intoxicated.
11-5, 4:30 am2xx Lake St E Maliki Charles Caldwell,Terroristic Threats (Gross Misdemeanor) & Damage to Property.
11-6, 1:25 pm8xx Lake St E Sherlle Shameeka Williams, 11 Warrants (at least one was a Gross Misdemeanor Warrant).
Arrestees Cited and Released (5)
10-31, 12:15 am 6xx Lake St E Romel Ezequiel Zambrano Munoz,No Proof of Insurance.
11-1, 11:42 pm 3xx 32nd St E Tanna Marie Hanson,False Name or Information.
11-3, 10:30 am Lake St E & Longfellow Ave S Jeremy John Benacka,Driving After Revocation.
11-3, 1:20 pm 28th St E & 13th Ave S Sean Michael Stately,Driving After Revocation.
11-4, 11:42 pm28th St E & Park Ave S Adnan Mohamed Ali,No Valid Driver’s License.
Prosecution of Suspects Charged with Crimes Committed in Midtown
Edward Carlton Gunter Jr: Complaint charging Burglary-3rd Degree (Felony)for a crime at 22xx Lake St E on 10-31-17 signed by Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, Hennepin County judge and MPD investigator and filed with the court; prosecution can now proceed.
Focused Enforcement in Midtown
Midtown’s Lake Street area had 2 focused enforcement areas for violent crime this week:
Lake Street #1 (29th St E to 31st St E, I-35W to Portland Ave S)
Proactive enforcement results: 19 stops, 9 directed patrols, 2 arrests.
Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 0 robberies, 0 aggravated assaults.
Lake Street #2 (29th St E to 31st St E, 12th Ave S to 17th Ave S
Proactive enforcement results: 60 stops, 33 directed patrols, 6 arrests.
Robberies & Aggravated Assaults (excluding domestics): 0 robberies, 1 aggravated assault.
Strategies (both areas) used during the week included:
• Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.
• Day Beat and Evening Beat: Foot beats & directed patrol on the Greenway and the 3000 blocks of 12th Ave S, 5th Ave S, Clinton Ave S, 16th Ave S & 17th Ave S (prostitution, narcotics, overdoses, etc.). Business checks at Taco Bell and McDonalds.
• Midwatch: Suspicious person and suspicious vehicle stops around outer edges of focus zones.
• Dogwatch: Directed patrol, foot beats, suspicious person stops, suspicious vehicle stops and traffic law enforcement focused on bus stops in Focus Zone #2.
• Reach out to Metro Transit Police Department regarding additional patrol around bus stop at 17th & Lake. Foot beats at Taco Bell & McDonald’s parking lots.
• Additional directed patrol around the Park & Lake area.
• Regular details with neighborhood Probation Officers and MAVI (Minnesota Ant-Violence Initiative) to focus on chronic offenders.
• Evening beat detail with Probation.
Problem Properties Tactics
• Problem property identified as 30xx Portland Ave. Problem Properties Officer working on.
• 15xx Lake St E identified as a problem property.
• 5xx Lake St E identified as a problem property.
Third Precinct Weekly Trends
Motor Vehicle Theft:83% (10 of 12) of the vehicles reported stolen were stolen with keys. [CPS note: Don’t leave your vehicle running unattended or keep keys in your vehicle, even when parked in your garage. Keep watch over your
keys at all times.]
Burglary of Dwelling:23% (5 of 22) required little or no force to gain entry: Residential 23% (5 of 22) required little/no force to gain entry (1-unlocked door and 4-no force). Garage 0% (0 of 0) required little/no force to gain entry.
Theft from Motor Vehicle:41% (7 of 17) reported a wallet/purse (4), GPS (0) or backpack/other bag (3) stolen; 65% (11of 17) required little or no force to gain entry (5-unlocked door and 6-no force).
Green Crescent Call for Public Artists
The Green Crescent, part of the I-35W Transit/Access Project will be located just west of I-35 W, along Stevens Avenue. This one block area will provide a linkage for pedestrians and bicyclists, commuters and visitors between the new transit facility at Lake Street and the Midtown Greenway. The area will be bound on the east and west by highway retaining walls with pre-fabricated wave designs.
The City is seeking an artist/artist team to collaborate with the steering committee, community and community artists in creating public art for this project. Possible art opportunities include gateways or wayfinding artworks integrated into the space, pavement treatments on the pedestrian trail, artistic treatment of seat walls and a light installation.
For more information about the Green Crescent Call for Artists, contact Ann Godfrey.
Optional Local Informational Meeting for Artists: Tuesday, November 28, 3:30 p.m. (CST)Northeast Library, 2200 Central Ave. N.E., Minneapolis
Deadline Applications: Tuesday, December 12, 4 p.m., CST
For a copy of the full Calls for Artists and Instructions on how to apply, go to: http://www.minneapolismn.gov/rfp.
City of Minneapolis – Community Planning and Economic Development
105 Fifth Avenue South – 200
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2534
Hello. Here is the 11-3-17 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:
Paul Vernon Clock
These people were removed from the list because they were arrested or no longer had warrants:
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
Midtown Community Safety Center
Minneapolis Police Department
2949 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
|The public is invited to weigh in on playground and picnic shelter concepts|
This is an update about some of the projects that MnDOT has going on or that are causing closures on MnDOT roads.
I-35W 86th Street Bridge http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i35wand86thstreetbridge/
The full closure planned for this weekend is postponed until next year. The weather is not expected to be warm enough to lay asphalt and do striping.
Highway 55 North Minneapolis https://metrocouncil.org/Transportation/Projects/Current-Projects/METRO-Blue-Line-Extension.aspx
Highway 55 is closed from Van White Blvd. to Lyndale Ave W. for two weeks. Metro Transit is replacing a drain pipe as part of the blue line light rail train extension. This closure started Monday.
Highway 55 South Minneapolis (Hiawatha) Hiawatha will be reduced to one lane in each direction over Lake Street weekdays from Thursday, Nov. 2 to Tuesday, Nov. 7 daily from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The lane closures will alternate. This is maintenance work and not part of a larger project.
I-35W@94 Minneapolis http://www.dot.state.mn.us/35w94/
The 31st Street ramp to I-35W south is scheduled to open Nov. 10.
The Portland Avenue Bridge, which closed in early October, is scheduled to reopen for one lane by the morning of Saturday. Nov. 4 and all lanes on Nov. 10, weather permitting.
I-35W bridge over Mississippi River (St. Anthony Falls Bridge) http://www.dot.state.mn.us/i35wbridge/index.html
Crews have been working since mid-October to make technology improvements to the bridge’s aesthetic lighting system. The aesthetic lights have been turned off since early October. The freeway lights remain in operation. This is an improvement project. It will require some single-lane closures in November. It is scheduled to be complete by the end of the year.
Highway 169 Nine Mile Creek http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/hwy169hopkins/index.html
Highway 169 from Highway 62 to Highway 55 has been fully open since Sept. 26. Watch for short-term lane closures overnight and this weekend. The work is nearing completion.
The ramp from southbound Highway 280 to I-94 east is closed through Friday as crews repair drainage and resurface the ramp.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Metro Communications and Engagement
Dear Neighborhood Leader:
The Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development wants to hear from YOU! Join your neighbors in shaping our city to become a healthy, sustainable, and thriving place for all.
Minneapolis 2040 is an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan, a document that shapes how Minneapolis will grow and change. The plan will cover topics such as housing, job creation, the design of new buildings, and how we use our streets.
Over the past year, City planners have learned a lot from Minneapolis residents about the future of our city. We’ve heard that as the city grows, everyone must benefit from that growth. You told us that it can be difficult to access jobs that are not located nearby. We’ve heard concerns about the rising cost of housing, and that not everyone has access to the type of housing that meets their needs. We’ve also heard that people value well-designed and environmentally sustainable buildings, and that there is a desire for the city to be more walkable, bikeable, and mass transit-friendly.
Please attend one of four upcoming family friendly, interactive open houses in early December. Enjoy complimentary refreshments from local vendors. For more information and to sign up for updates at minneapolis2040.com.
December 2nd from 10:30-12:30
Van Cleve Park Gym
901 15th Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
December 5th from 5:30 – 7:30
Farview Park Gym
621 N 29th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411
December 9th from 10:00 – 12:00
Roosevelt High School Gym
4029 S 28th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406
December 11th from 5:30-7:30
MLK Park Multi-Purpose Room
4055 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Christina Kendrick, MA MBA
Senior Community Specialist
Neighborhood and Community Relations
105 5th Ave S Ste. 425
Minneapolis MN 55415
For reasonable accommodations or alternative formats please contact the Neighborhood and Community Relations Department at 612-673-3737. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157 or 612-673-2626.
Para asistencia 612-673-2700 – Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 – Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500.