MAP: See Where Crimes Hit Your Neighborhood This Week

A roundup of crimes and incidents reported to the Minneapolis Police Department Nov. 20-26.

Click on the thumbnails at right to see the incidents plotted on a map of the Fifth Precinct, which includes Southwest Minneapolis.

Nov. 26

Three burglars led police on a foot chase through several streets near Lake Harriet around noon.

Around 9 p.m., a car parked on the 3900 block of Stevens Avenue South was struck head-on by another car, which fled the scene. Police reported “moderate” damage to the car’s front end.

Cars parked on the 6000 block of Lyndale Avenue South and the 100 block of West Diamond Lake Road were broken into overnight. One car had music equipment taken out of its trunk, while thieves stole a wallet from the other.

Nov. 25

A car parked on the 3700 block of 1st Avenue South was stolen overnight. A second car parked nearby had a window smashed out around the same time.

A burglary was reported on the 3400 block of Aldrich Avenue.

Nov. 24

A resident of the 3800 block of Blaisdell Avenue South returned home around 7:30 p.m. to discover their back door had been bashed in, and items stolen from their residence. Crime scene specialists processed the house, and officers canvassed the area without finding the suspects.

Police pulled over a car driving on West 61st Street with large cracks in its windshield. Routine checks showed the driver had an active misdemeanor warrant out of Hennepin County, so police arrested them and booked them into the county jail.

A car parked near the corner of West 47th Street and Pleasant Avenue South was broken into between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. The driver, an Excelsior resident visiting friends, reported her wallet had been stolen from the car.

An Apple Valley teen and a Bertha, MN man were arrested for loitering in an alley behind the 5600 block of 1st Avenue South.

Nov. 23

A Minneapolis woman told police she was robbed on the 4500 block of Nicollet Avenue South around 6:30 a.m. The suspect fled on foot.

A resident of the 3100 block of 1st Avenue South reported receiving several threatening text messages over the last two days.

A car parked in the garage underneath the Anthropologie building at 50th and France was broken into between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. No security camera footage was available.

A resident of the 3500 block of Dupont Avenue South came home from a Thanksgiving trip to an empty driveway—their car was stolen while they were away.

Nov. 22

A Loring Park resident was mugged around 1 a.m. on the 3300 block of Bryant Avenue South.

A resident of the 3100 block of Pillsbury Avenue South reported that their former friend and roommate had made a frightening online threat.

Nov. 21

A worker at Broder’s Pasta Bar reported a coworker for allegedly threatening to knock him out over a workplace dispute. The victim said the suspect was offended when he corrected an incorrect order, and told police he only reported the incident after his employers allegedly did not address his concerns.

Overnight, thieves broke into a car parked on the 3400 block of Aldrich Avenue South with a rock.

An unlocked car parked on the 100 block of 58th Street West was broken into overnight. A garage door opener was stolen.

A 15-year old student at Washburn High School told police a classmate had “stabbed” her with a scissors while the two rode a school bus. The incident is still under investigation by Minneapolis police, but a Minneapolis Public Schools released the following statement regarding the incident:

Maintaining a safe environment for our students is a top priority. Minneapolis Public Schools safety and security staff work with our transportation department to make sure the bus is a safe place for students. We are committed to following the MPS discipline policy in instances of fighting.

Nov. 20

Police cited two 16-year olds for truancy after observing them enter CK Food and Fuel around 9:15 a.m.

Police cited a 14-year old and a 16-year old for truancy after catching them walking down the Como-Harriet Streetcar Line tracks in Linden Hills. The pair were transported to Southwest High School and released to school officials.

A St. Louis Park resident told police he was robbed at gunpoint at the corner of 37th Street and Pleasant Avenue South. The two muggers—allegedly black males—took $80 and beat his head. The police report notes that he had “large swelling in the right temple area” when officers arrived, and was given medical treatment for his injuries.


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