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Hello again! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report for the week ending 5-29-17. (For this report, Midtown is the area from 35W to Hiawatha, between 28th and 32nd Streets.) The report is attached as a Word file and the text is reprinted below the Safety Center logo.
There were 17 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week, down from 19 last week.
There were 6 violent crimes in Midtown this week, 3 robberies and 3 aggravated assaults. Victims did not know the suspects in all 3 robberies and 2 of the aggravated assaults.
MPD officers arrested 24 suspects in Midtown during the week.
There were 2 Focused Enforcement Areas in parts of Midtown this week.
I have 3 announcements this week. See the report for more details on these items:
· The Standish, Ericsson & Corcoran annual Neighborhood Garage Sale is Saturday, June 10
· Hennepin County Libraries invite you to celebrate Juneteenth at North Regional, Sumner and Webber Park libraries, beginning Sunday, June 11 at North Regional Library.
· You can sign up now to volunteer at the renowned Powderhorn Art Fair, August 4-6.
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 5-23 to 5-29-17
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, between 28th St E and 32nd St E
· There were 17 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, down from 19 last week. Part 1 crimes include homicide (0), rape (0), robbery (3), aggravated assault (3), burglary (0), auto theft (2), arson (0) and larceny/theft (10). Public information narratives (taken directly from police reports) for all but the larceny incidents appear below.
· There were 6 violent crimes reported- 3 robberies and 3 aggravated assaults.
· There were no homicides, rapes, burglaries 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 24 suspects in Midtown.
Reported Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)
5-27, 5:00 pm Lake St E & Chicago Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) The victim came into the 5th Precinct today to report that he had been robbed yesterday. He said that he had met three guys he thought were friendly while he was just walking around and hanging out with them. All of the sudden all three men began punching him and they stole his backpack. The backpack contained cash, his MN ID, his birth certificate and his and his daughter’s social security cards. He doesn’t know their names or where they live. They were described as three, heavy set, black males in their 40’s. The victim didn’t know the exact location except that he was near the liquor store at this corner. Recommendation: Case closed pending further leads or information.
5-28, 7:55 to 8:00 pm 31st St E & Elliot Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Victim was robbed by knife point and hit over head. Suspect fled scene with Victim’s purse. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.
5-29, 11:38 pm 28xx 5th Ave S (Phillips West neighborhood) Officers responded to robbery of person report. Victim was identified and told officers Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 came up behind him while he was trying to get into his vehicle MN/284WLU (green ford fusion) and told Victim he had a gun. Suspect 1 took his keys and the vehicle. Auto desk notified. Victim was given blue (victim resources) card and advised. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.
Aggravated Assault (3)
5-23, 3:19 to 6:00 pm 28xx 15th Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) Officers responded to a 911 call report at PG1’s residence. On arrival, officers learned that Victim 1 and Victim 2 had been inside the listed vehicle and were attempting to retrieve property for Victim 2 at her ex-boyfriend’s residence (Suspect 1). An argument ensued and Suspect 1 discharged a handgun with two to three rounds being fired at Victim 1 and Victim 2 inside the listed vehicle. Officers responded to the incident location and located two casings which were photographed and recovered and property inventoried. The digital photographs were taken and uploaded into evidence.com. Parent/Guardian1 was advised and given a blue card… Recommendation: Further investigation.
5-27, 3:15 to 3:30 pm Lake St E & Chicago Ave S (Midtown Phillips neighborhood) On the above date and time officers made contact with Victim who stated that he was assaulted with a skateboard and a knife. No known suspects at this time and only described suspects at 3 males and 1 female. Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.
5-28, 12:55 to 12:57 am 32xx Longfellow Ave S (Corcoran neighborhood) Suspect 1 shot Victim’s house. Suspect was gone on officers’ arrival. No injuries. Recommendation: Further investigation.
Auto Theft (2)
5-26, 5:00 pm to 5-27, 12:37 pm 29xx 17th Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Victim had their vehicle parked in the above garage. Mn plate YS82549 a bright yellow food truck was taken with the keys. There was no suspect information or evidence left behind. The vehicle was later found by Minneapolis Impound lot to be a Cedar Towing lot. V-1 was advised and given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information.
5-27, 7:30 am to 10:30 pm 31st St E & 10th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) The listed victim left his vehicle parked near the incident address when he went to work this morning. He arrived back and found his vehicle missing. The victim has the keys. The auto desk was checked and notified. No suspect information at this time. The victim was given a case file (victim resources) card and advised.
Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Arrests in Midtown (24)
5-23, 1:00 am Lake St E & 12th Ave S Kiara Latrice Brown issued a citation for Consuming in Public.
5-23, 2:00 pm 21xx Lake St E Anthony Rodriguez arrested and booked into the Hennepin County Jail for 2 Gross Misdemeanor Warrants.
5-23, 7:19 pmLake St E & 13th Ave S Mamadou Baasam Seydiarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor).
5-23, 8:20 pm31st St E & 13th Ave S Guadalupe Lagunas Maldonadoarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor).
5-23, 9:18 pmLake St E & 13th Ave S Fredrick Allen Anthonyarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor).
5-23, 10:51 pm Lake St E & 13th Ave S Farhan Ismail Abdi arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor).
5-24, 5:36 amLake St E & 3rd Ave S Tyrone Derese Watkins arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony) and Prescription Fraud/Possession of Prescription Pills (Felony).
5-24, 12:00 pm 31st St E & 14th Ave S Ableza-Win Cavanaugh arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Loiter with Intent-Prostitution and Possession of Injection Equipment .
5-24, 12:02 pm31st St E & 2nd Ave S Nicole Larae Standarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.
5-25, 10:00 am15xx Lake St E Gregory Dale McFarlandarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Assault 3-Assault with Significant Bodily Harm (Felony) and 1 Felony Warrant.
5-25, 11:17 pmLake St E & 17th Ave S Lamario Lamont Calhounarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant (Drugs).
5-25, 11:45 pm31st St E & 15th Ave S Prentice Cornell Mitchner arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.
5-26, 2:00 pmLake St E & Chicago Ave S Karl Richard Heinrichs arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.
5-26, 5:24 pm29xx 15th Ave S Leighann Rae Beaulieu arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Open Bottle, Possession of Prescription Drugs, 2 Felony Warrants and 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (DUI); Ronnie Price arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for False Name or Information and 1 Felony Warrant.
5-26, 9:58 pm2xx Lake St E Jeanna Marie Dayarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Possession of Stolen Motor Vehicle (Felony).
5-27, 12:00 am30xx Park Ave S Jesus Braulio Martinez-Pachecoarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Assault.
5-27, 8:02 pm22xx Lake St E Edward Lorenzo Spider arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Assault 5-Attempt to Cause Bodily Harm.
5-28, 11:22 am2xx Lake St E Tyler Michael Fjelstad, Benjamin Michael Schweitzer and Cisco Kane Hilltaken into custody and released to the Bloomington Police Department for suspicion of Robbery.
5-29, 4:03 pm29xx 15th Ave S Sara Sophie Bullheadarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony), Possession of Injection Equipment and 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.
5-29, 6:35 pm31st St E & Chicago Ave S Juvenilearrested and transported to the Juvenile Detention Center for Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony) and Flee Officer on Foot.
5-29, 11:00 pm28th St E & Park Ave S Jose Angel Llapa Sibriissued a citation for No Proof of Insurance.
Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) Arrests in Midtown (2)
5-23, 9:31 pm23xx Lake St E Javarius Lamont Wilson Flowers arrested and booked into the Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.
5-27, 11:13 am28th St E & Chicago Ave S Willis Tomichael Taylor arrested and booked into the Hennepin County Jail for 3 Misdemeanor Warrants (Theft, Trespass).
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.
Results included: 147 stops, 82 directed patrols and 14 arrests. There were 2 robberies and 1 aggravated assault reported in this area during the week.
Strategies for the coming week include:
• Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.
• Day Beat and Evening Beat-Foot beats & directed patrol on 29th St E and the 3000 block of 17th Ave S
• All shifts-Focus on proactive enforcement, suspicious person stops and traffic law enforcement on 29th St E & 31st St E
• Metro Transit PD is providing extra patrol at Lake St E & 17th Ave S.
• Regular details with neighborhood Probation Officers and MAVI (Minnesota Ant-Violence Initiative) to focus on chronic offenders.
• Evening Beat Detail with Probation.
• Mobile camera is at 16th & Lake.
• CRT will do prostitution details and focus on 29th St E & 31st St E.
Problem Properties Tactics
• Problem property identified in the 2900 block of 12th Ave S-investigation ongoing.
• Property in the 2800 block of 15th Ave S is being worked on by problem properties officers & Dog Watch officers
• Identify a problem property on the 3000 block of 17th Ave S.
Central Neighborhood (Lake St E to 34st St E, 3rd Ave S to Portland Ave S) was a focused enforcement area for violent crime this week.
Results included: 33 stops, 26 directed patrols and 2 arrests. There were 0 robberies and 0 aggravated assaults reported in this area during the week.
Note: Central Neighborhood will not be a focused enforcement area for the week beginning 5-30-17.
Criminal Charges Involving Suspects in Midtown
29xx Clinton Ave S Anthony Curtis Villella: Complaint charging Theft, Stolen Property Offense and Drug Paraphernalia signed by MPD investigator and judge and filed with the court for an arrest on 5-11-17.
15th Annual Standish, Ericsson & Corcoran Neighborhood Garage Sale, Saturday June 10
Start spring-cleaning now for the largest neighborhood garage sale in Minneapolis! The 15th Annual Standish, Ericsson & Corcoran Neighborhood Garage Sale will be on June 10th, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Last year’s event involved over 120 households, brought approximately $25,000 into the neighborhood, and rehomed thousands of items.
For those who would like to have a sale: The “Standish, Ericsson & Corcoran Neighborhood Garage Sale” is a community-wide event. Individual households will set up their own sales at their homes, and we’ll take care of the publicity, including advertising in the StarTribune, Craigslist, press releases to area newspapers, Mobile Apps and other media. We’ll create a “Sales Guide and Map” of all homes having sales that day. To be added to the list of sales and to the map, simply call the SENA office at 721-1601 by Friday, June 2nd. We will ask you to provide:
– Your address
– Type of merchandise being sold at your sale
We’ll add this information to the map and guide to all sales, which is available FREE to all shoppers Saturday, June 10th. The Neighborhood Garage Sale will be held rain or shine.
Celebrate Juneteenth at Hennepin County Libraries
Hennepin County Library invites the community to join us to celebrate Juneteenth, one of the oldest African American celebrations of the end of slavery.
Hennepin County Library is celebrating Juneteenth at three libraries during June:
§ North Regional Library, Sunday, June 11, 2-4 p.m.
§ Sumner Library, Thursday, June 22, 5-7 p.m.
§ Webber Park Library, Saturday, June 24, 1-3 p.m.
The news of slavery’s end moved slowly and did not arrive in Texas until June 19, 1865, about 2½ years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Americans have remembered and celebrated Juneteenth as a holiday since the first public observation in 1866.Celebrate this important milestone in African-American history with a family-friendly festival at the library.
Events will include demonstrations by Voice of Culture Drum+Dance, Million Artist Movement, Black Storytellers Alliance, Never Ending Story Circle, Journey Productions, Passed Presents, Free Black Dirt and Ancestry Books. ASL interpreters will be present.
Learn more about the celebrations and our event partners.
Volunteer at 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.
There are many volunteer opportunities including tent set-up and tear-down, artist load-in, local artist support and more. See https://signup.com/client/invitation/6775657374/1908667/false#!1908667/false/false for details and to sign up.
MnDOT has launched its outreach efforts to make sure motorists and nearby residents know about the upcoming lane configuration changes in and near the Lowry Tunnel.
The tentative plan is to start the changes June 26 with both lanes of traffic going through the eastbound side of the tunnel.
Preparation for this will require a full closure of the eastbound side from 10 p.m. Friday, June 23 to early Monday, June 26.
Trucks will be prohibited from the tunnel until mid-September. The ramp from I-35W north to I-94 west will be closed until mid-September.
A number of other ramp closures will happen during this work. You can find them on a tunnel-specific fact sheet I have attached.
We hope you can help us distribute this fact sheet to your employees, customers, constituents, guests, tenants and others so we can get the word about the changes that are coming.
MnDOT will be mailing a postcard to businesses and residents within a quarter mile of the tunnel explaining the configurations and closures.
The web page is an excellent way to keep in touch with this project. http://www.dot.state.mn.us/metro/projects/i94brooklyncntr/
If anyone wants to have MnDOT staff talk about the upcoming changes in and near the tunnel, we would be happy to set up a meeting. It is coming up in three weeks, so please make your request soon and we will get you on the calendar.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks for your help sharing the word.
Communications and engagement
MnDOT Metro District Public Affairs
1500 West Ramsey County Road B-2
Roseville, MN 55113
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