Crime alert: Marcy, U burglaries; crime reports June 6–17

Crime alert: occupied residential burglaries in Marcy, U of M

The MPD is cautioning residents in the Marcy-Holmes and U of M areas about a recent string of burglaries occurring During the week preceding June 17.

Three burglaries over that time involved unlocked residences in which victims were either home or had just arrived to find the suspect in their residence, according to the crime alert from the 2nd precinct. According to the victims, the suspect said he was looking for someone (e.g., David, Mike). In two cases, the suspect stated he had a “pistol,” rather than “gun.” Losses included laptops, a cell phone, and iPods.

Witnesses described the suspect as a black male, 25-40 years of age, 6’ tall, stocky build, and a shaved/bald head. In all three cases, he was wearing denim shorts.

What you can do:

• Install good locks and use them. Lock the door whether you’re at home or you’re away — even for a few minutes.
• Turn on exterior lights at night.
• Don’t open your door to anyone who has no business inside.
• Never leave garage doors open.
• Meet your neighbors, so you can watch out for each other.
• Call 911 to report suspicious activity. This includes strangers walking down your alley and looking in garages, loitering, or vehicles circling the block with occupants you don’t recognize.

Please call the Second Precinct’s crime prevention specialists: Nicholas Juarez (612-673-2797) for neighborhoods south of Broadway; or Carol Oosterhuis (612-673-2874) for neighborhoods north of Broadway.

Crime reports by neighborhood, June 6–17

The following crime reports are compiled from the public information section of crime reports filed by the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD), as emailed through the MPD’s GeoCanvas pilot project. These reports may not list all crimes in all areas; Bridgeland News is working to see if our coverage needs to be improved. Resident reports, when available, are included after the neighborhood sections.

More crime information is available, including weekly crime maps by precinct and monthly crime statistics by neighborhood, on the City of Minneapolis website.

Offenses listed do not reflect subsequent charges or that charges were filed. Names have been withheld in most cases, unless charges have been verified. In these emailed reports, public information is truncated for space; for some crimes, further information will be investigated.

If you have information about any of these crimes, call the MPD Tip Line: 612-692-TIPS (8477). For a certified copy of a police report from the Criminal History Unit, call 612-673-2808, or stop in to Room 31 at City Hall, 350 S. Fifth St. during regular business hours.


Simple Theft — 2450 Riverside Ave.
6/9/2009 4–5:30 p.m. — Case No. 997228
When RP arrived to work today Tuesday 06/09/2009 RP put her purse in the bottom drawer of her desk. When RP got ready to leave around 5:40 p.m., she ..

Poss/liquor by minor – Traffic law enforcement — 2813 8 ST S
6/10/2009, 9:08 p.m. — Case No. 175869
Officers received call of parked vehicle with occupants consuming alcohol. Two were cited and one was booked HCJ.
REC: Case closed by arrest …
Arrested: three individuals: 19, 2618 Polk ST NE Minneapolis, MN 55418; 20, 2 ST NE 4 Minneapolis, MN 55413; 22, 1515 4 ST S E901 Minneapolis, MN 55454

Auto Theft — 19 AV S / 7 ST S
6/12/2009 8 p.m. – 6/13/2009 2 p.m. — Case No. 179173
Victim walked into the precinct to report his vehicle stolen. He parked the vehicle over night and when he returned the vehicle was gone. I called the auto desk and verified the vehicle was not towed to the impound lot.MN plate VPH049. The victim do …

Auto Theft — 731 21 AV S
6/13/2009 3–10:30 a.m. — Case No. 179038


Narcotics — Cedar AV S / Franklin AV E
6/9/2009 3 p.m. — Case No. 174313
AP was stopped in the listed vehicle for PC Narcotics. A1 was transported to HCJ and booked for PC Narcotics. …
Arrested: male, 30, 8404 Yates AV N Brooklyn Park, MN

Simple Theft – Crimes against MTC — Franklin and Cedar avenues
6/9/2009, 2:15–6 p.m. — Case No. 997229
… locked my bike to the bike racks on the NE side of the Franklin Station LRT platform around 2:15 pm on June 9, 2009. I took the LRT to the Hennepin Station to return to work after lunch. When I returned to …

Narcotics – Assault – Misdemeanor 5th Degree — 911 22 AV S 380
6/10/2009 2 a.m. — Case No. 176331
No public description available; Arrested: male, 42 / 000911 22 AV S 380 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55404, with long history of drug- and theft-related crimes

Burglary of Dwelling — 2204 E. 24th St.
6/10/2009, 2–7 a.m. — Case No. 177091
Victim’s house was broken into and suspect were gone on arrival.

Narcotics — 2220 Franklin AV E
6/10/2009, 7:23 p.m. — Case No. 175740
Officers were dispatched to the above location on a disturbance call. Officers found the parties involved in the disturbance and stopped and talked to them. While talking to them Arrested Party(AP1) was found to be in possession of KHAT. AP1 was booked on …
Arrested: male, 24, 1700 22 ST E 3 Minneapolis, MN 55406

Assault – Misdemeanor 5th Degree – Consuming by a Minor — 2315 28 AV S
6/11/2009 7:41 p.m. — Case No. 176942
Sergeant responded to a fight call at the above location. Paramedic/witnesses pointed out the suspect and victim. Both were cited and the victim was transported to HCMC via ambulance. Arrested party (AP1) was released at the scene.
Arrested: woman, 18, 3646 2 AV NE Minneapolis, MN 55118
Woman, 35, 2451 18 AV S Minneapolis, MN 55406

Consuming alcohol in public – Warrant — 2322 27 Ave. S.
6/11/2009, 8:10 p.m. — Case No. 176987
Officers observed he above party later identified as AP1, walking down the sidewalk at the above location with an open can of Natural Ice strong beer and consuming it. AP was stopped for the offence. AP1 was identified by MN photo I.D. card. Routine ch …
Arrested: male, 25 / 002820 Blaisdell Ave. S., # 206

Burglary of Dwelling — 3011 Franklin AV E 2
6/13/2009 9:47 p.m. — Case No. 179687
Officers were dispatched to above location on a BURGD in Progress. Suspect was GOA. Report was taken.

Trespass — 2515 9 ST S
6/13/2009 9:45 p.m. — Case No. 179676
Officers responded to an Unwant call at the listed address. Upon arrival security for the property told officers that the two individuals were intoxicted and refused to leave the property. A1 had been served trespass paperwork on 06-05-2009 and had been …

Animal Bite Report — 2418 24 AV S 1
6/14/2009 8 p.m. — Case No. 180769
Officers were dispatched to above location for a report of an animal bite. Upon arrival, officers met the Victim who stated that he was walking west bound on Evergreen Dr by the fence on listed address. Victim said thats when a German shepherd dog jumped …

Simple Theft — 2909 Franklin AV E
6/17/2009 12:01 a.m.– 8 a.m. — Case No. 183677 This reporting Victim states that sometime between the listed times on 06/17/2009, the listed trailer was stolen from the back parking lot of the business.

Robbery of Person — 25 ST E / 27 AV S
6/17/2009 12:30 a.m.– 1:40 a.m. — Case No. 184145
by two suspects at the incident location and they told him to empty his pockets. They looked through his wallet and saw that he did not have any cash so they told him to go to an ATM so he could withdraw money for them. The sus …


Auto Theft — 2804 27 AV S
6/8/2009 6:30 PM – 6/9/2009 10:30 AM — Case No. 174025
… report was made on behalf of victim by RP, who is the shop foreman for the business located at above listed address. Slight delay in reporting by RP who wanted to verify with victim that he had not allowed someone to use the vehi …

Simple Theft — 2850 26 AV S
Date and Time: 6/8/2009 10:30 p.m. — Case No. 173498
Officers were dispatched to the above location on a theft holding call. Remarks were that security was holding two for shop lifting. Officers arrived and spoke with security. Security stated that the adult female stole $2 worth of merchandise and only …
Arrested: JUVENILE – 17

Trespass — 2850 26 AV S
6/14/2009 3:24 p.m. — Case No. 180512
Officers were dispatched to the above location on a TRESP. Upon arrival, Officers were met by store security who stated that AP had been trespassed from the store within the last year and that AP had come back into the store. AP had a MN ID. AP was iss …
Arrested: male, 46, 4712 3 AV S Minneapolis, MN

Open Bottle Offense — 28 ST E / Hiawatha AV
6/15/2009 7:52 p.m. — Case No. 181927
My partner and I were dispatched a disturbance at the above location. Remarks of the call stated that a female wearing a light colored top was laying on the ground. Upon arrival we located a party matching the description. The female, A1, was carrying an …

University of Minnesota — East Bank campus

Burglary of Dwelling; Damage to Motor Vehicle ; False name or info to police — 1821 University AV SE
6/6/2009 5:01 a.m. — Case No. 170817
Officers were dispatched to the above address on a prowler call. Upon arrival, officers pulled into the driveway of the above address and observed a black male, holding a dark object in his hands, who matched the description of suspect1 in the call. Off …
Arrested: male, 19, 14 Williams AV SE Minneapolis, MN 55414
Male, 23, 1247 St Anthony AV St Paul, MN 55104

Simple Theft — 614 Delaware ST SE
6/7/2009 – 6/14/2009 — Case No. 180469
On the above date and time, officer was dispatched to the above location on a bike theft report. V1 stated on 06/07/2009 at approximately 1400 hours, he parked his gray Trek Hybrid mountain bike on the east side bike rack of the above address. V1 secured …

Trespass — 516 Delaware ST SE
6/8/2009 3 p.m. — Case No. 172990
On above date and time at above location officers responded to report of suspicious male casing an office. Officers were able to locate the male on a U of MN Campus Connector shuttle stopped on the West Bank. Detained male was positively identified by t … Arrested: male, 22, 614 3 ST S Minneapolis, MN

Simple Theft — 1906 University AV SE
6/10/2009, 12:10–1 p.m. — Case No. 175443
Victim’s wallet was found of a person arrested this same date. Victim was contacted and came to UMPD lobby to report his loss. Victim’s bank reports attempt on his account on this same date. The wallet was returned minus the MN DL and debit card which …
No arrest listed.

Receive & conceal stolen; Lurking with intent to commit a crime — 300 Washington AV SE
6/10/2009 1:33 p.m. — Case No. 175369
Officer was dispatched to 14th Ave SE/5th St. SE regarding a theft suspect that was being held down by two security employees from the CMU Bookstore. Suspect was described as a white male, approximately 23 years old, wearing a pink striped button up shi …
Arrested: male, 23, 571 Pelham BL St. Paul, MN 55104

Trespass — 300 Washington AV SE
6/10/2009, 6:27 p.m. — Case No. 175667
While on routine patrol, officer observed AP1 sleeping on a couch in the student tv lounge, at the above location. Officer visually recognized AP1 as a homeless male, who frequents the U of M area. Officer verbally identified AP1 and confirmed his ident …
Arrested: male, 43, homeless

Public Urination Prohibite — 712 Washington AV SE
6/11/2009 1:19 a.m. — Case No. 176159
On the above date and time Officers observed AP1 and AP2 urinate just north of the above address. Officers identified AP1 by a MN Drivers license and the other male (AP2) had a California drivers license. Both were issued citations for urinate in public …
Arrested: male, – 22, 1696 Princeton AV St. Paul, MN 55105
Male, 23, 2740 34 AV Sacremento, CA 95824

Trespass — 515 Delaware ST SE
6/11/2009, 8 a.m. — Case No. 176333
Officers responded to the Java City lounge area at the location of a report of unwanted persons. The two people found at the location were issued trespass warnings. One of the people was issued a trespass citation.
Arrested: male, 38, 2740 1 AV S Minneapolis, MN 55408

Simple Theft — 515 Delaware ST SE
6/11/2009, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. — Case No. 176707
Victims bike was taken during the listed times from the bike rack at the east entrance to Moos tower off Harvard ST SE. The bike was secured with a cable lock that was cut. The bike was described as a Trek 21 speed mountain bike blue and silver in color.

Simple Theft — 515 Delaware ST SE 6-320
6/12/2009 11:02 a.m.–1:30 — Case No. 183742
On the above date and time this officer met with R1 who stated that he had left a laptop computer projector under a desk in the above listed room. It was to be exchanged for a second similar laptop computer projector that was also left under the same des …

Consuming by a Minor —147 Pillsbury DR SE /
6/15/2009 12:42 a.m. — Case No. 181091
On the listed date and time, officers observed 3 males lurking at the listed location. One male had gained access to the fire escape of the condemed building, MUSIC EDUCATION. The others were lurking around the building. Officers stopped all of the males … Arrested: male, 19, 14358 Wintergreen ST NW Andover, MN 55304
Male, 19, 3349 138 AV N Andover, MN 55304
Male, 24, 1505 Mcdonald DR Huron, SD 57350

University of Minnesota — West bank campus

Simple Theft — 330 21 AV S
6/16/2009 8:30AM – 3:30: PM — Case No. 182905
On above date and time at above location officer took report of two stolen bicycles. Two juveniles sharing a cable/padlock lock had their bicycles taken by unknown suspect(s). Lock was not found at the scene. Juveniles were provided ccn on business car …

Prospect Park

Simple Theft — 2630 University AV SE
6/11/2009 10 PM¬–midnight — Case No. 997148
Inside the Impulse/synergy night club. Purse was placed in the floor near the windows. I was dancing when the purse was stolen … Some took my purse and my friend’s purse while …

Criminal sex conduct – Rape — 22 27 AV SE FL6
6/12/2009 12 PM – 10:30 AM — Case No. 178979
Victim claims to be a victim of CSCR.

Burglary of Dwelling —1022 Essex ST SE /
6/12/2009 8:15 p.m. — Case No. 178221
V1’s home was burglarized and two items were taken by the suspect. There was no forced entry. V1 was given a blue card and advised.

Assault – Misdemeanor 5th Degree — Essex ST SE / St Marys AV
6/15/2009 7:00 p.m. — 9:23:00 PM — Case No. 182042
Officers were dispatched to an assault in progress. Upon arrival, officers spoke with PG1 who stated that she wanted a report done, as S2 had assaulted her daughter S1. When I spoke to S1 she stated that she and S2 used to be freinds but are fighting. She …

Marcy-Holmes (Dinkytown)

Simple Theft — 1401 6 ST SE
6/9/2009 10: PM – 6/10/2009 6 AM — Case No. 155414
At the above dates and times, V1 stated that her bike was stolen from the above location. V1 stated that her bike was locked on a bike rack right outside the above location. V1 stated that she came out to get the bike to go to work and noticed the lock …

Consuming by a Minor — 15 AV SE / 8 ST SE
6/13/2009 12:15 a.m. — Case No. 178554
On the above date and time, officer was on routine patrol in the unmarked Dodge Charger. Officer observed a female stumbling SB on 15 Av Se from Rollins Av Se. The female appeared lost and drunk. Officer made contact with the female, later ID’d by MN DL a … Arrested: individual, 20, 6865 6 ST N Oakdale, MN 55128

Burglary of Dwelling —1208 4 ST SE 1
6/13/2009 12:17 p.m. — Case No. 179065
VIC was in the house when an unknown male approached him and took listed property from his room. SUS said he had a gun but none was seen. VIC refused medical attention and was given a blue card and advised

*Marcy-Holmes (west of freeway)

  • Burglary of Dwelling — 800 University AV SE 1
    6/6/2009 – 6/6/2009 7:30: a.m. — Case No. 170855
    Structure is a three story multi-unit apartment complex. The Victims apartment is located on the ground level in the front NE corner of the building. Entry was gained by pulling off a screen and entering through the large open window. Exit was through …

Resident reports

Last night, someone broke the passenger side door ghlass in my silver Honda Accord, parked in front of my house @ 100 Melbourne Ave SE. The thief took a black and silver messenger bag (our diaper bag) that was sitting in the passenger seat. A police report has been filed. Takeaway lesson would be to not leave anything that even LOOKS like
it might be valuable sitting in view. If any neighbor happens to notice a black and silver messenger bag full of diapers sitting in their bushes, I would love to get it back.

— Dan on Melbourne, Prospect Park

last revised: June 19, 2009