Ex-Boyfriend Crushes Roof of Windom Resident's Car

A roundup of robberies, burglaries, and other property crimes in Southwest Minneapolis last week.

July 16

A theft at Walker Methodist Health Center was referred to Hennepin County Adult Protection.

A Windom resident’s former boyfriend allegedly trashed her car after a verbal argument escalated. The resident told police her taillights were kicked in and roof was crushed inwards after the ex-boyfriend allegedly jumped on it.

A Lyndale resident walking home from the bar was relieved of his phone by three men, one of whom hit the victim in the head from behind. The victim refused medical attention.

A garage on the 3900 block of Washburn Avenue was broken into overnight. No further information was publicly available in the incident report.

A car parked in the alley behind the 3200 block of Bryant Avenue was broken into overnight. The thief stole warm gloves and socks from an emergency kit in the car’s trunk, and removed the cover of the car’s fuse box.

Unknown burglars kicked in the back door of a house on the 6100 block of Nicollet Avenue around noon, while the house’s resident was not home.

A garage on the 3800 block of Washburn Avenue was broken into overnight. The cars inside were rifled through, but nothing appeared taken.

A garage on the 3300 block of Girard Avenue was broken into and two bikes were stolen. The garage’s owner said they may have left the side door unlocked.

A caller reported that “someone” tried to get into the engine of their car via the front grill between 2:30 p.m. on June 24 and 4 p.m. on June 25, while it was parked on the 3400 block of Hennepin Avenue


July 15

An Eveleth resident was arrested on the corner of West 32nd Street and Pillsbury Avenue on numerous narcotics and drug-related charges. The man was booked into the Hennepin County Jail and is expected to be charged.

Police responded to a report of shots fired and a car damaged in the same incident on the 3700 block of Elliot Avenue.

An unknown burglar picked the lock of a car parked on the 3400 block of Colfax Avenue and stole a GPS device and some money.

A red Jeep Grand Cherokee allegedly hit a car parked on the 4600 block of Nicollet, leaving small scratches and damage to the car’s bumper before speeding off. Police have traced the car allegedly used to Maple Grove.


July 14

A robbery was reported on the 5600 block of Lyndale Avenue South. The victim said no weapons were used.

Around 4 a.m., the driver of a white car crashed into a parked car on the 3700 block of Pleasant Avenue, causing severe front-end damage to both vehicles. After the collision, the driver of the white car fled on foot before police arrived.

An “extremely frustrated” victim reported he had been robbed around 3:30 a.m. on the 3400 block of Nicollet by a group of men who had given him a lift home.

A Windom resident was mugged on the corner of 58th Street West and Lyndale Avenue by two men who took their wallet and cell phone.

A Kenny resident called police after a man hired to do an odd job threatened to assault the victim for unknown reasons. The suspect fled when the victim went to call police.


July 13

Overnight, an unknown suspect took several items from the yard of a house on the 4500 block of York Avenue.

An item was taken overnight from the garden of a house on the 3200 block of 46th Street West.

A car parked in the alley behind the 3500 block of Emerson Avenue was stolen overnight.

A car was broken into between 1 a.m. and 8 a.m. on the 3700 block of 1st Avenue.

A resident of the 3200 block of Elliot Avenue reported his wife had run off with jewelry and several of his personal documents.

A car was broken into on the 3500 block of Bryant Avenue. Nothing appeared to have been stolen.

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Anna Schier July 18, 2012 at 09:57 PM
A thief stole warm gloves and socks in the middle of one of the hottest summers in years? Interesting choice.


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