MAP: Kingfield Cars Ransacked

A roundup of Southwest Minneapolis crimes and incidents on Aug. 27 and Aug. 28

Early Tuesday morning, thieves broke into and ransacked cars throughout Kingfield, according to reports filed by officers with the Minneapolis Police Department. Drivers reported GPS devices missing, and the contents of their glove boxes scattered everywhere inside their cars. One car, whose door was accidentally left unlocked, had its dashboard pried apart and its stereo stolen.

In most cases, the criminal or criminals gained access to the cars by bashing in windows.

A total of ten cars—including five in the same parking lot on Nicollet Avenue—were broken into overnight.


Aug. 29

Officers pulled over an SUV on the 3300 block of Nicollet Avenue near midnight after it failed to stop at a stop sign. As the driver was a juvenile, he was cited for being out past curfew.

A resident of the 5500 block of Irving Avenue South called police after her roommate tackled her on the sidewalk, and threatened to assault her 17-year old son. The roommate was arrested and booked into the Hennepin County Jail for fifth-degree domestic assault.

Officers patrolling Nicollet at 2 a.m. pulled over a car for driving with numerous equipment violations. The driver and his passenger were cited for multiple narcotics violations after officers found in possession of what the report called “suspected marijuana” and various drug paraphernalia and hypodermic syringes.

Minneapolis and Park Police officers arrested a 24-year old Minneapolis man on Lake Harriet Parkway, near the Rose Garden, for drunk driving. His passenger had an outstanding warrant from Ramsey County, and was also booked into the Hennepin County Jail on that charge.


Aug. 28

Officers were dispatched to the corner of 32nd Street West and Calhoun Parkway on a report of a man down and unresponsive. When police arrived, they discovered the man, who was homeless, had passed out after drinking heavily. The police report also states the man had an open bottle of mouthwash lying underneath him. The man was transported to a detox facility and cited for loitering in public with an open container of alcohol.

A house on the 3500 block of Irving Avenue South narrowly escaped being burglarized when an unknown man tried to pry  the screen off an open first-floor window sometime between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m.

A bicycle chained to a fence on the 3200 block of Girard Avenue South was stolen overnight. The thief, though, left another stolen bicycle at the scene, perhaps in trade.

A car parked on the 3400 block of Emerson Avenue South was broken into overnight.

A bike locked behind a building on the 4300 block of Bryant Avenue South was stolen after its lock was cut some time in the last week. 


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