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Midnight Thief Steals Retaining Wall From Kingfield Home

A roundup of burglaries, thefts, and other crimes in Southwest Minneapolis on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30.

In an episode more reminiscent of Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego than Dragnet, a Kingfield resident contacted police earlier this week to report part of their retaining wall was missing, presumed stolen.

According to a report filed by officers with the Minneapolis Police Department, the resident said their only indication something was awry came from the family dog, who got up in the middle of the night as if he'd heard a strange noise. When the victim awoke at 6:30 a.m. on Aug. 29, they discovered that 10 heavy stone blocks from a small retaining wall had vanished during the night. 

The resident told police they suspected the thieves had used a truck because of the weight of the stones.

Aug. 30

Officers conducting a “suspicious vehicle stop” on the 100 block of East 37th Street, routine checks on the man they’d stopped showed he had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant, and booked him into the Hennepin County Jail.

A person exercising at the Blaisdell Avenue YMCA reported their gym locker was broken into and “personal items” were removed.

Aug. 29

A resident of the 3200 block of Emerson Avenue South reported to police that some unknown suspects, who she suspected were drunk bar patrons walking to their cars, “ripped up” the wooden railings of her front and back steps a few nights ago. She said this was a frequent problem.

A resident of the 1800 block of 49th Street West reported her car’s trunk was broken into and many medical supplies related to her job were stolen.

A 17-year old walking with two older friends on the 3800 block of Nicollet Avenue South around 11 p.m. was cited for being out after curfew.

Three drivers on the 100 and 200 blocks of West 58th Street and the 200 block of 46th Street South were cited for driving without proof of insurance.

A 14-year old boy who’d run away from home was found on the 4100 block of Nicollet Avenue South and cited.

A 12-year old boy and his mother reported the boy’s bike was stolen some time Wednesday afternoon from the 3100 block of Bryant Avenue South.

A Lynnhurst resident was arrested for driving while intoxicated on the 5400 block of Nicollet Avenue South, after she had a minor collision with another car and drove away.

Officers responded to a report of a car parked in the Pizza Luce parking lot at 32nd and Lyndale which backed into another car as it was leaving.

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.

 

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