Midtown Weekly Crime Report, Week Ending 3-27-17

Hello again! Here is the Midtown weekly crime report for the week ending 3-27-17. (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 10 Part 1 (most serious) crimes reported this week, down from 14 last week.

5 violent crimes were reported.

MPD officers arrested 16 suspects in Midtown during the week.

I have 3 announcements this week. See the report for more details on these items:

· Phillips Round the World Challenge kicks off Tuesday, April 4, 5:00 pm at 2700 Park Ave S. The goal is to walk around the world!
· LSS TECH is offering several free classes, beginning Monday, April 3.
· Corcoran Neighborhood Organization (CNO) has had someimportant staff transitions.

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 3-21 to 3-27-17
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

Summary
· There were 10 Part 1 (most serious) crimes in Midtown during the week, down from 14 last week. Part 1 crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson, auto theft and larceny (theft). Public information narratives (direct from police reports) for all but the larceny incidents appear below.
· There were 5 violent crimes reported-1 rape, 2 robberies and 2 aggravated assaults. By comparison, there were 4 violent crimes last week-all robberies.
· There were no homicides, 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 16 suspects in Midtown.

Focused Enforcement in Midtown
Lake Street (29th St E to 32nd St E, I-35 W to 16th Ave S) was a focused enforcement area for violent crime this week.

Results included: 125 stops, 101 directed patrols and 13 arrests. There was 1 rape, 1 robbery and 1 aggravated assault reported in this area during the week.

Strategies for the coming week include:
Patrol Tactics
• Directed patrol, foot beats, proactive stops, business checks.
• Day Watch-Proactive enforcement & directed patrol mornings on the eastern end of the zone.
• Day Beat-Provide extra patrol at Salvation Army
• Dog watch-Proactive enforcement & directed patrol on the west end of the focus area.

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

Crime Prevention Tactics
• Work with Lake St Council on grants for lighting, etc.

Problem Properties Strategies
• Problem Properties focus on an address on 5th Ave. The community is monitoring the address.
• CPS & Problem Properties Officer will meet with Salvation Army to determine division leadership.

Reported Part 1 Crimes in Midtown This Week (Excluding Larceny)
Rape (1)
3-22, 12:00 to 2:00 pm Lake St E & 16th Ave S (East Phillipsor Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officer responded to a Criminal Sexual Conduct-Rape at North Memorial Medical Center. Victim provided suspect information. Victim was advised and given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Further investigation.

Robbery (2)
3-24, 9:50 to 9:52 pm 28th St E & Bloomington Ave S (East Phillips neighborhood) Victim reported that he was robbed at gunpoint by Suspect 1 and Suspect 2 at the above location between the above times. Victim provided a limited suspect description. Emergency Medical Service was refused and Victim was given a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Case closed pending further information or leads.

3-25, 9:13 to 9:25 pm 32nd St E & Chicago Ave S (Central or Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officers were dispatched to the above for a robbery of person report. Victim stated she was walking southbound on Chicago Av S at 32 St E, when a male dressed in all black wearing a black mask jumped from a green minivan and she was thrown down. Suspect then took Victim’s purse before jumping back into the van and leaving in an unknown direction. Victim stated she was uninjured and refused medical attention. Victim provided a blue (victim resources) card. Recommendation: Further investigation.

Aggravated Assault (2)
3-23, 2:30 to 2:35 pm Lake St E & Hiawatha Ave S (East Phillips or Corcoran neighborhood) Officers responded to an assault in progress at the above location. Officers spoke with Victim who stated he was assaulted by classmates. Officers spoke with Victim over the phone and upon arrival at Victim’s residence, Victim was not able to be located. Recommendation: Further investigation.

3-26, 9:45 pm to 3-27, 10:00 pm 30xx 14th Ave S (Powderhorn Park neighborhood) Officers were dispatched to a report of domestic abuse at the above listed address. Suspect was gone on officers’ arrival. Suspect was not on the enhancement list. Domestic abuse supplement was filled out along with medical release forms and inventories. Victim 1 declined medical attention, Victim 1 and Victim 2 were transported to the hospital, Victim 2 possibly had minor injuries. Victim 1 was given a blue (police resources) card. Officers contacted the domestic hotline. Recommendation: Further investigation.

Auto Theft (1)
3-25, 3:12 pm to 3-26, 3:30 pm Lake St E & 15th Ave S (Midtown Phillips or Powderhorn Park neighborhood) The victim’sfriend parked his vehicle at the above intersection. When he attempted to find it again it was gone. The Auto Desk was notified.

Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) Arrests in Midtown (16)
3-21, 5:08 pm8xx 28th St E Shawanda Renee Hill arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant and 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant.

3-21, 10:42 pmLake St E & 10th Ave S Kevin Gerald Robinson stopped, arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

3-21, 10:47 pm29th St E & 11th Ave S Ahmed Deq Laylan Mohamed arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony); Abubakar Hassan Mahamudstopped and issued a citation for Driving After Revocation.

3-22, 3:20 am 28th St E & 18th Ave S Carlos Raul Olson arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Motor Vehicle Theft (Felony) and Narcotics Violation (Felony); Lydia Rose Sargentarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony) and 2 Misdemeanor Warrants; Talana Corrine Ortley arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 2 Gross Misdemeanor Warrants and 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

3-22, 8:00 amLake St E & 13th Ave S Sileshi Sisay Aregaarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor).

3-22, 9:15 amLake St E & 13th Ave S Michael Williamsarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor).

3-22, 9:28 amLake St E & 13th Ave S Edgar Daniello Martinez-Montezarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Prostitution (Gross Misdemeanor).

3-22, 8:12 pm28xx Clinton Ave S Rebecca Lynn Goodmanstopped andissued a citation for Driving After Revocation and No Proof of Insurance.

3-23, 10:24 pm 8xx Lake St E Elmi Hassan Dahirarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Trespassing.

3-24, 3:50 pmLake St E & 2nd Ave S Francisco Javier Sandovalandissued a citation for No Valid Driver’s License and No Insurance on Motor Vehicle.

3-25, 8:00 pm22xx Lake St E Cesar Delgado stopped,arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for Narcotics Violation (Felony), Driving After Cancellation, No Proof of Insurance, Drug Paraphernalia, 1 Misdemeanor Warrant and Traffic Law Enforcement.

3-27, 11:15 am32nd St E & Park Ave S Francisco Flores-Galaraza arrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Felony Warrant.

3-27, 11:58 pmLakeSt E & 3rd Ave S Justin Lee Iversonstopped andissued a citation for Driving After Revocation and No Proof of Insurance.

Metro Transit Police Department (MTPD) Arrests in Midtown (2)
3-24, 8:36 am29xx Chicago Ave S Jovauna Marie Gillarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 2 Felony Warrants (Theft), 1 Gross Misdemeanor Warrant (False Information)and 11 Misdemeanor Warrants (various charges).

3-25, 2:11 pm29xx Chicago Ave S Joseph Kpane Kaleewounarrested and booked into Hennepin County Jail for 1 Misdemeanor Warrant.

Criminal Charges Involving Suspects in Midtown
3xx Lake St E Dontray Shavell Niemeyer: Complaint charging Forgery issued by Hennepin County Attorney and signed by MPD investigator and Judge and filed with the court.

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Kick-off at 2700 Park Apartments

Tuesday, April 4, 5:00 to 6:30 PM
2700 Park Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

The walking challenge runs April 18 through June 6. We’ll tell you all about it at the April 4 gathering. There’ll be pedometers, t-shirts, prizes!

No matter what speed or distance you walk (or roll), this is for you.

Join us for refreshments and a fun gathering. Everyone’s invited!

Together, we can walk around the world!

Please let Donna Nordin know that you will join us at 612-741-5180 or dnordin2.

FREE classes at LSS TEC in April

LSS TEC (Training and Education Center) at 2400 Park Ave. S is offering FREE April classes. Participants receive certificates for completion of classes!
Employment Empowerment from 9:00am to 12:00 daily starts on 04/03 and ends 04/21.
We are offering clients the Meyers Briggs Personality Assessment free of charge during the class.
Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy runs 04/05, 04/12 and 04/19 from 9-12:00. Attendance for all three days is required.
Register http://www.lssmn.org/employmentservices/tec/signup/
Open Lab hours for job and education search are on the flyer and mock interview/resume assistance can be scheduled during those times by contacting 612-879-5286 or tec
Credentialed training opportunities LSS TEC has a book with free and low cost credentialed training opportunities in fields like IT, Healthcare, Logistics, Office and Administration, Human Services, Construction, Culinary, Machinery and Automotive.
If you have any questions please contact Joan Riley, tec or 612-879-5286.

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CNO Staff Transitions
By Flannery Clark

After 12 years on staff at Corcoran Neighborhood Organization, Eric Gustafson has resigned to pursue a new opportunity at the Family Housing Fund, continuing his work on affordable housing. Stay tuned for an event to celebrate Eric’s dozen years of service to CNO!

The CNO Board of Directors is excited to announce that Heidi Johnson McAllister, CNO’s Associate Director for the last two years, has been selected as the new Executive Director. Heidi is currently on maternity leave, and will return June 15. <a href="mailto:heidi

In addition, Vanessa Haight has joined the CNO staff as the part-time Interim Director during Heidi’s leave, and will transition into a new full-time role as Community Development Manager over the next few months. Please join us in welcoming Vanessa to the CNO staff! vanessa

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FREE classes at LSS TEC in April

Hello!

Attached please find information for the FREE April classes in the LSS TEC (Training and Education Center) at 2400 Park Ave. S, Minneapolis (2nd floor). Participants receive certificates for completion of classes!

All classes FREE and open the public!!

Employment Empowerment from 9:00am to 12:00 daily starts on 04/03 and ends 04/21.
We are offering clients the Meyers Briggs Personality Assessment free of charge during the class.

Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy runs 04/05, 04/12 and 04/19 from 9-12:00. Attendance for all three days is required.

Register online tec

Open Lab hours for job and education search are on the flyer and mock interview/resume assistance can be scheduled during those times by contacting 612-879-5286 or tec

Credentialed training opportunities We have a book with free and low cost credentialed training opportunities in fields like IT, Healthcare, Logistics, Office and Administration, Human Services, Construction, Culinary, Machinery and Automotive. Send your clients to check it out during open lab. Have them ask for Joan.

If you have any questions please contact me at joan.riley or 612-879-5286.

Have a great week!

Joan

Joan Riley
Program Manager
Employment Services Training and Youth Works
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
joan.riley | 612-879-5286
2400 Park Ave. S.|Minneapolis, MN 55404
www.lssmn.org/employmentservices/tec/
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News: Dozens of organizations will recruit employees at next week’s career fair

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News: Dozens of organizations will recruit employees at next week’s career fair

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Lisa Cain, Hennepin County Employment Services, 612-596-1990

Dozens of organizations will recruit employees at next week’s career fair

Job-seekers can connect with actively-recruiting companies at a career fair Monday, April 3, sponsored by Hennepin County Work and Economic Resource Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Event details

  • Monday, April 3
  • 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Minneapolis Central Library, second floor
  • 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Job-seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resume.
This career fair is part of a series of events to pair employers looking for workers with employees looking for job opportunities. All participating businesses are aiming to fill multiple openings.
Recruiters from nearly 40 organizations will attend the career fair, including:

  • ACR Homes
  • Augustana Care
  • Carefree Living
  • City of Minneapolis
  • CobornsDelivers
  • Comcast
  • Cub Foods
  • Delta Global Services
  • Doherty Staffing
  • Domino’s
  • DoubleTree by Hilton – Bloomington Minneapolis South
  • DoubleTree by Hilton – Minneapolis Park Place
  • DoubleTree by Hilton – Minneapolis North
  • Ebenezer Society
  • Family Dollar
  • FedEx Ground
  • First Student
  • First Transit
  • Goodwill-Easter Seals
  • HMSHost
  • Hennepin County
  • Hilton Minneapolis
  • Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
  • Indrotec
  • Mall of America
  • Minneapolis Marriott City Center
  • Monterrey Security
  • Options Family and Behavior Services
  • PeopleReady
  • Select Comfort
  • Sojos pet food
  • Super America
  • SUPERVALU Distribution Center
  • Swissport North America
  • Target (downtown)
  • United States Postal Service
  • UPS
  • WIS International
  • YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities

This location is served by several bus routes. To find the best one, visit www.metrotransit.org or call 612-373-3333.

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Ward 6 News from Council Member Warsame

March 2017 Newsletter
6th Ward News from Council Member Abdi Warsame
Visit us at www.minneapolismn.gov/ward6

Contact WARD 6

350 S. 5th St., Room 307
Minneapolis, MN 55415

612.673.2206
Council Member Abdi Warsame: abdi.warsame
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Countering Violent Extremism Program Divides Communities, Perpetuates Islamophobia

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Greetings,

As a Minneapolis Council Member and a Muslim-American, I am deeply concerned about recent changes to the nation’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program. I have had private concerns about CVE for the past few years, but President Trump’s recent decision to focus the program solely on Islamic extremism compels me to speak out. I’ll be clear: CVE divides our communities and perpetuates Islamophobia — it does not make us safer.

In early 2015, I spent time in Washington, D.C., meeting with federal officials and was asked to participate in the program. I had hopes that CVE would provide additional opportunities for youth of color in my ward and even wrote an op-ed in favor of the program. However, it quickly became clear that CVE was not founded on fact; there was no empirical evidence or data to suggest that the program would be effective at countering extremism. At best, I came to realize that CVE would lead to increased surveillance of the Minneapolis Somali community, breeding distrust. At worst, the program would spread Islamophobia with its disproportionate emphasis on Islamic extremist threats. In hindsight, I believe my involvement was valuable because our community is usually excluded from important decision making spaces; however, critical voices were silenced. CVE is a government program whose goal is to “de-radicalize” Muslims and has locally profiled Somalis. Considering that only a small fraction of violent incidents in the U.S. are carried out by Muslims (more Americans have been killed by right-wing extremists than by those claiming to act in the name of Islam), President Trump’s immigration ban and new plan for CVE fail to take basic reality into account.

As a society, what can we really do to combat any ideas at odds with our American way of life? I believe we must first understand that the Muslim and broader communities are very much alike. Like you, we want good schools for our kids, clean parks for them to play in, and career opportunities so that they, too, can achieve the American dream. Only when we acknowledge our common humanity can we hope to alienate the radical ideas of those who seek to divide us. For my part, over the past several years, I have held numerous town halls with both Muslim and non-Muslim members of our city. Together, we’ve discussed the best ways to combat bigotry and Islamophobia and the best ways to create economic opportunities and more livable neighborhoods for all Minneapolis families. These conversations with residents have inspired me to take action. It’s why I worked to create the Minneapolis opportunity center to connect young people of color to good jobs, something we did in partnership with city, county and foundations, without CVE funds. It’s why I helped pass resolutions condemning Islamophobia and passed $100,000 for the city’s civil-rights department to investigate bigotry and discrimination. It’s why I supported a historic parks agreement that maintains our local parks for the tens of thousands of kids of all colors who use them every year. It’s why I helped pass earned sick and safe time — so that workers have the ability to care for themselves and their families.
By coming together as one city and one nation to provide opportunities to all our citizens, we make it clear just how wrong radical ideologies are. We show that the bonds that tie us together are far stronger than the hateful lies that aim to pull us apart. I am calling for all community-based organizations and businesses to not engage CVE and its affiliates, but instead, to find authentic and meaningful ways to build community.
Sincerely,

Abdi Warsame

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