Lynnhurst Resident Returns Home To Burglary
A roundup of crimes and incidents reported to the Minneapolis Police Department on Oct. 28 and Oct. 29.
Monday, Oct. 29
A resident of the 5000 block of Dupont Avenue South returned home from work around 4:30 p.m. to find that someone had broken into their house and stolen a laptop and an undetermined amount of money. Crime lab technicians processed the scene.
Around 10 p.m., burglars snuck into the stairwell of an apartment building on the 500 block of West 35th Street and stole a rug.
A resident of the 4000 block of Grand Avenue South reported a bicycle had been taken from their garage some time in the last two days. The door had been left open, the resident said.
One of the Wise Acre Eatery’s dinner patrons had their car broken into around 7 or 8 p.m. A messenger bag was snatched from the back seat and left in a nearby bush after the thief took a Blackberry phone and a pair of sunglasses from the sack.
A resident of the 3700 block of Garfield Avenue South reported their apartment had been broken into between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
A resident of the 3200 block of Lyndale Avenue South reported their former spouse sent them numerous harassing and mocking text messages over the weekend. The pair are embroiled in a custody dispute over their children, and the suspect allegedly threatened to slash the tires on the victim’s and the victim’s mother’s cars.
A car accident was reported on the 4000 block of Xerxes Avenue South just before 9 a.m.
Around 10 a.m., two drivers on the 5700 and 5000 blocks of Nicollet Avenue South were cited for driving without motor vehicle insurance after officers pulled them over for driving with burned-out headlights.
Sunday, Oct. 28
Three cars on the 3500 block of Blaisdell Avenue South, the 3900 block of Garfield Avenue South, and the 3600 block of Nicollet Avenue South were burglarized. Two cars on the 3200 block of Hennepin Avenue South and the 4000 block of Harriet Avenue South had their windows smashed in apparent attempted break-ins, but no items were reported stolen.
One fifth-degree domestic assaults were reported on the 5700 block of Upton Avenue South and two were reported on the 3200 block of 1st Avenue South.
A heavily pregnant resident of the 3800 block of Nicollet Avenue South was allegedly forced to flee her boyfriend’s apartment after he became angry with her, and slapped and choked her. A woman walking by called police, who took a report and showed the victim how to apply for a restraining order against her boyfriend. The woman had been living with her boyfriend, but did not have keys to the apartment.
A 17-year old was cited for running away from home between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m.
A 65-year old resident of the 3300 block of Lyndale Avenue South told police he was afraid a former friend would carry out previous threats to beat him up or burn his garage down while his dog was inside. The resident said his former friend co-signed a home loan with him in 2005, but the resident lost the home in 2007 after being unable to keep up with the payments. The resident said his former friend calls several times a year demanding he make some kind of payment for the damage to the friend’s credit score.
Shortly after 6 p.m., officers pulled over a driver on William Berry Parkway who was driving very slowly and blocking traffic. Routine checks revealed the man’s driver’s license was suspended.
Cars on the 3800 block of Pleasant Avenue South and 5800 block of Washburn Avenue south were pulled over for driving with burnt-out headlights after dark and another driver on the 300 block of West 46th Street was pulled over for running a stop sign. All three drivers were cited for not having current motor vehicle insurance.