Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Officers caught up with and arrested the three suspects' vehicle at 48th and Aldrich, according to Maple Grove police.
A police pursuit of burglary suspects ended with their arrests in Southwest Minneapolis Wednesday after starting in Maple Grove and continuing through Dayton, Champlin, Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center, according to authorities. Officers finally stopped the suspects' vehicle at W. 48th Street and Aldrich Avenue S., Maple Grove Police Capt. Keith Terlinden said. The pursuit was not at high speeds. The incident comes five days after a motorcyclist died in a collision with a Minneapolis police vehicle that was rushing to the scene of a shooting in which two officers were injured and a burglary suspect killed. Both May 10, 2013 fatalities, which took place in south Minneapolis about 22 blocks north of where Wednesday's pursuit ended, remain …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The event will run from 5–7 p.m. at the Fifth Precinct station at 3101 Nicollet Ave. S.
Plan now to attend the Minneapolis Police Department Fifth Precinct Open House on May 14, 2013, from 5–7 p.m. Here is the announcement of the event from the MPD: Spring is finally here and that means Police Week is coming! The Fifth Precinct will be hosting its annual open house on Tuesday, May 14 from 5-7 p.m. at 3101 Nicollet Av. Please stop by to visit and learn more about the Minneapolis Police Department. There will be several displays including; Bomb Squad, K9, Horse Patrol, 311, 911, and many more. The talented Minneapolis Police Band will be performing. Refreshments will also be available. Click on the PDF thumbnail for an event flier with more information. Follow Southwest Minneapolis Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign…
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Minneapolis Police Department releases its crime maps for the week of April 16-22.
See what your Minneapolis police officers were up to over the past week, and where things were going down in your neighborhood. There are two PDFs attached to this article show Precinct 5 offenses between April 16 and April 22, 2013: one with violent crime incidents, and the other with other tracked offenses. Follow Southwest Minneapolis Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our free daily email newsletter
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The department calls attention to the local resource in honor of next week's National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
In honor of next week's National Crime Victims' Week, the Minneapolis Police Department is calling attention to Minnesota's Council on Crime and Justice. Since 1977, the organization has been providing free and confidential services to general crime victims. "Being a victim of crime can be difficult and confusing. You may have many questions, concerns, or moments of anxiety," Luther Krueger, Minneapolis crime prevention analyst, sent out in an e-newsletter this week. "If you or someone you know is a victim of crime, advocates are available [through the council's hotline] 24 hours a day to provide guidance, advocacy, information & emotional support." While Minneapolis police urge citizens to report all crimes, the council's services are …
Friday, April 19, 2013
People stealing scrap metal and other recyclables from neighborhood garbage cans is a problem, police say.
Over the next few weeks Minneapolis police officers will be checking alleys for people stealing recycling and scrap metal from garbage and recycling containers. According to the Minneapolis Police Department, the theft of refuse and recycling is illegal and has become a problem in the city: Recycling theft or “scavenging” is the unauthorized collection of recyclable materials set out by residents for authorized collection programs with the City. City of Minneapolis Ordinance 244.355 (c) states that it’s against the law. Although you may feel this is a harmless crime, scavenging gives individuals an opportunity to survey what items you have in your alley, garage and home and takes revenue from the City that could have helped keep your solid…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A roundup of crimes and incidents reported to the Minneapolis Police Department in the last week.
For a roundup of incidents from Mar. 5 and 6, click here. March 7 At 9:50 a.m., a 16-year old Southwest High School student was cited for bringing a small amount of marijuana to school. The resident of an apartment on the 100 block of West 33rd Street woke to find her door had been kicked in while she slept. A stolen vehicle was recovered, parked on the 4900 block of Morgan Ave South. The car was towed to the Minneapolis Impound Lot until its owners could claim it. Angry at her parents, a 17-year old girl decided to spend the night at her boyfriend's house rather than returning to her parents' home on the 3900 block of 1st Ave South. The parents reported the girl missing, but she returned home. The girl was cited for running away from home…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Man is suspected in Kingfield, St. Louis Park robberies.
The following is an announcement from the Minneapolis Police Department. Osborne is also the suspect in a pair of St. Louis Park robberies in February: On March 1, 2013, Louis Larell Osborne 11/18/92 was arrested for a robbery that occurred on the 600 block of 8th St SE in Minneapolis on February 28, 2013. A male victim was waiting for a bus when he was approached by the suspect, demanded his belongings and brandished a gun. The loss included the victim’s wallet, cell phone and backpack which contained a laptop. Through cooperation with other agencies and thorough investigation, Osborne was charged with the robbery. Osborne is a suspect in three robberies in the Fifth Precinct (2 at 46th St W/Bryant Av S and 53rdSt W/Xerxes Av S). He is …
Friday, March 8, 2013
A roundup of crimes and incidents reported to the Minneapolis Police Department Mar. 5 and 6.
Mar. 5 A 15-year old Washburn High School student "physically assaulted" one of the school's teacher at 1p.m. The teacher declined medical attention, and the boy was booked into the Hennepin County Juvenile Detention Center. Police patrolling the 100 block of East 35th Street around midnight stopped a young-looking man who appeared to be out past curfew. The man turned out to be 25, but had an outstanding warrant. The man was booked into the Hennepin County Jail. A 26-year old man was booked into the Hennepin County Jail on domestic assault charges after police were called to the apartment he shares with his 25-year old girlfriend on the 3500 block of Pleasant Ave South around 8:30 a.m. A 71-year old man called police to report he lost his…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
A thief takes advantage of a moment of inattentiveness at Lyndale neighborhood gas station.
Early on the morning of Mar. 1, a driver pulled into the gas station on the corner of Nicollet Ave and 35th Street for what would prove to be a very expensive refreshment, according to a report filed by Minneapolis police officers. It was just after 4 a.m. as the 31-year old pulled up to pump number two at the Super America and got out of his car. He strode across the apron to the station's convenience store, but left his car running—it was late, and he wanted a cup of coffee to ward off the pre-dawn darkness. He wouldn't be gone long. Out of the corner of his eye, he noticed a stranger walk in his direction with a funny gait. He seemed either drunk or high, but inconsequential either way. He swung open the gas station door and sidled up …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Suspect has struck at least four times in two months.
A pair of armed robberies at bus stops in St. Louis Park and Southwest Minneapolis may be related, according to the Southwest Journal. The robberies occurred on Jan. 17 and Feb. 13 at the intersection of 46th Street and Bryant Ave South in Minneapolis, on Feb. 20 at the corner of Minnetonka Boulevard and Colorado Avenue in St. Louis Park, and on Feb. 21 at the corner of Minnetonka Boulevard and Hampshire Avenue in St. Louis Park. The victims in each case gave very similar descriptions of the man who mugged them: a young black man, about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, wearing a dark-colored mask and hoodie or puffy jacket, brandishing a pistol. As Patch reported last month, the St. Louis Park High School went into an hour-long lockdown after …