4TH PRECINCT HIGHLIGHTS WEEK 741 April 3 - 9, 2012
MPD provides this public safety information as a public service. These highlights are not reflective of all incidents handled or investigated by the MPD at this time. All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
35th & Fremont Ave N Monday 4/9/12 2034hrs 12-106190
Officers responded to a shooting & located V1/adult male, on the sidewalk. V1 was pronounced DOA on the scene. No further info at this time.
49XX Aldrich Ave N Friday 4/6/12 0417hrs 12-102488
MFD responded to a garage fire at this location & learned there had been a small fire involving some tools. The owner stated he observed kids in the alley around 3 a.m. There was no gasoline odor in the garage & the fire was confined to the top of an ice auger. The owner changed his story & MFD investigator did not believe his account of the incident. Property damage is estimated at $20 for particle board & $300 for contents. No injuries.
Assault 3----Significant Bodily Harm
14th Ave N & Thomas Ave N Tuesday 4/3/12 1300hrs 12-1012324
V1/male, 35 yrs, walked into the 4th Pct & informed the Desk Officer that he had been assaulted a few days prior & did not make a report then as he had been in the hospital since the incident. V1 stated he went to his ex-girlfriend’s house to pick up his 1 month-old baby. S1/male, 25-30 yrs is the current boyfriend of V1’s ex (OT1) & ran at V1 along with 2 other males. Parties knocked V1 to the ground & kicked him all over his body. V1 sustained a stab in his leg with an unknown object. V1’s cousin took V1 to the hospital, as he could not walk. V1 showed officer photos from his cell phone of stitches in the back of his head, lacerations over his eye & cut wounds to his leg & an injury to his foot. V1 could not provide the last name of S1. V1 was instructed to keep the photos of his injuries.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
45th Ave N & Knox Ave N Wednesday 4/4/12 2135hrs 12-100969
Officers responded to the above location on a Suspicious Person call & observed V1/male, 23 yrs, walking in the area with blood all over his shirt. Officers noticed that V1 had a deep cut on the side of his face. EMS responded & transported V1 to the hospital. Officers went to the hospital & found 4 other male victims, 17-20 yrs, with lacerations, broken bones, & bruises, from what they all stated was a mutual fight between 2 gangs. Photos were taken of all the injuries. Victims provided the name of S1/male, 19 yrs, who was is a member of the “NT” gang, as is V1 & V4. V2 & V3 are members of “116.” No wounds were life-threatening.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon / Auto Theft
36XX Colfax Ave N Saturday 4/7/12 2250hrs 12-120446
Officers responded to unknown trouble at 34th & Colfax Ave N. RP1, a male caller, stated he observed V1/female, 28 yrs, walking naked on the sidewalk & let her into his car. V1 told RP1 that she had been assaulted by her friends. Officers observed V1 in the car, wearing a jacket that RP1 gave her to cover up. V1 stated she was at her friend’s house at the above location & was accused of stealing morphine pills & a cell phone. V1 stated 2 known females, & one unknown female punched & kicked her in the ribs & head. Known S1/30 yrs, held V1 at knifepoint & threatened to stab her if she didn’t take her clothes off. V1 took her clothes off & was forced to walk out the back door naked. V1 was checked by ambulance crew. Officers went to the location of the incident, but parties would not open the door.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
36th Ave N & Fremont Ave N Sunday 4/8/12 0155hrs 12-104650
Officers responded to the hospital on a stabbing report & met V1/female, 26 yrs, who stated she had been assaulted by 2 unknown females. V1 stated S1 stabbed her in the back of her arm. V1 stated she was at a party drinking alcohol with her fiancée, OT1, when S1 confronted V1 about a purse she bought from her in the past. S1 stabbed V1 in the arm, & OT1 transported V1 to the hospital. Wound was non-life threatening.
Assault 2—w/a Dangerous Weapon / 2nd Degree Domestic Assault
37XX Dupont Ave N Sunday 4/8/12 0208hrs 12-104664
Officers were dispatched to a Shots Fired call at the above location. RP1/female, 16-18 yrs, stated her father fired shots in the house. V1 & V2, males, 17 & 22 yrs, stated they were in the house at the above location when RP’s father, S1/male, 32 yrs, told them to leave or he would hit them with his handgun. S1 then shot a round, pointing at V1’s head. The round missed V1’s head, but hit the wall behind him. S1 then got into a vehicle & drove off. No injuries.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
35th Ave N & Fremont Ave N Sunday 4/8/12 2030hrs 12-105205
Officers responded to the report of one being shot & located V1/male, 33 yrs, with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. V1 stated unknown S1/male, 15-25 yrs, stepped in front of him as he was walking home from the store & shot him in the abdomen. V1 was transported to the hospital via ambulance. At the hospital, V1 was uncooperative & told officers he was in a lot of pain & did not want to answer any more questions. No further info at this time.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon / Burglary of Dwelling
4XX Oliver Ave N Monday 4/9/12 0540hrs 12-105505
V1/male, 36 yrs, heard a loud noise coming from the rear doorway of the address. V1 opened the door & immediately bumped into unknown S1/male, 20-30 yrs, causing S1 to lose his balance. S1 had his back to the door & when V1 shut it, he heard gunshots. Officers observed 4 shell casings & noted 4 bullet holes in the rear door as well as bullet holes in some interior walls. V1 was not injured. S1 was GOA.
18th Ave N & Fremont Ave N Tuesday 4/3/12 1700hrs 12-100577
Officer was dispatched to the hospital to meet V1/male, 45 yrs, who had been assaulted the prior day. V1 stated he cashed his check & was walking to the bus stop when he was approached by 4 unknown males, who began to punch & kick him in his head. V1 fell to the ground where the assault continued & V1 lost consciousness. V1 stated no weapons were used or implied. When V1 regained consciousness, he noticed the money ($50) was gone from his wallet. V1 still had his wallet, backpack, & cell phone. V1 went to the hospital this day to receive treatment for a swollen & bruised eye & forehead.
Broadway Ave W & Fremont Ave N Tuesday 4/3/12 1715hrs 12-099423
V1/female, 53 yrs, stated she just used an ATM in the above area when unknown S1/male, 20’s, ran up from behind her, ripped her purse off her shoulder, & fled. Loss included the purse, house keys, ID, & $400 in cash. V1 was not injured.
Broadway Ave W & Emerson Ave N Friday 4/6/12 1214hrs 12-102701
Officers were conducting a Traffic stop when they were approached by V1/male, 19 yrs, who stated he had just been robbed. V1 stated he cashed his check at the “Unbank” on Broadway when a male approached him & asked if he could make change for a $20 bill. V1 made change & continued walking to the bus stop at the above location. The male followed V1, as did 3 other males, all 15-19 yrs. They punched V1 knocking him to the ground. Suspects took the money ($400) that V1 just obtained from cashing his check, & fled. V1 was transported to his mother’s place of employment. Suspects were not located.
17XX Washington Ave N Friday 4/6/12 1242hrs 12-102732
Officer responded to 23rd & Washington Ave N on a Robbery of Person call. V1/female, 33 yrs, drove there from
the location of the incident, listed above. V1 stated she was stopped at a red light when unknown S1/male, 20-22 yrs, opened the passenger door of her vehicle. V1 feared that S1 would take her purse or try to carjack her, so she drove away. V1 did not see a weapon. Information was aired, but S1 was not located. V1 was not injured. No loss.
7th St N & Plymouth Ave N Saturday 4/7/12 0200hrs 12-104105
Officer was dispatched to the hospital to meet the victim of an assault. V1/male, 31 yrs, stated he was walking when he was approached by unknown suspects & S1/male, 20-30 yrs, produced a small handgun & demanded that V1 empty his pockets. V1 gave his money ($20) & cell phone to S1 & S1 punched V1 & ran. V1 was not injured & did not call police after it happened. At the hospital, a Dr. confirmed there were no injuries & that V1 wanted pain medication, but he was not going to get any, due to his past history with the hospital.
32XX Irving Ave N Saturday 4/7/12 2220hrs 12-104409
Officers were dispatched to unknown trouble, which turned out to be a Robbery of Person at gunpoint. V1/female, 62 yrs, stated she parked her vehicle in the driveway & was retrieving her groceries when she was approached by unknown S1/male, 22-27 yrs, who had an automatic handgun in one hand. S1 snatched V1’s purse with his free hand, got into the passenger side of a dark, 4-door vehicle, & fled. Loss included V1’s purse with $40 in cash, MN ID, & a checkbook. V1 was not injured. Squads checked the area, but did not locate the suspect vehicle.
15th Ave N & Irving Ave N Monday 4/9/12 0130hrs 12-105673
Officer was dispatched to take a Robbery report from V1/male, 20 yrs. V1 stated he was walking in the above area when the suspect vehicle passed him, then stopped. Unknown S1/male, 18-20 yrs, pulled out a semi-automatic from his waistband, approached V1, & put the gun to his head. Unknown S2/male, 18-20 yrs, got out of the vehicle holding a semi-automatic & took V1’s wallet, keys, & cell phone from him. Unknown S3/male, 18-20 yrs, the driver, approached V1 & punched him in the face, & told him to run. V1 ran while S1 fired 2 shots at him, neither of which struck him.
13XX 44th Ave N Monday 4/9/12 0350hrs 12-105482
Officers were dispatched to the above location on a Robbery of Person call. V1/male, 49 yrs, stated 3 unknown male, 19-20 yrs, assaulted him & robbed him at gunpoint as he was waiting for the bus. S1 pulled out a small handgun & demanded V1’s money. V1 told the suspects he only had $20 on him. Suspects 2 & 3 punched V1 on the side of his face & went through V1’s pockets, taking his wallet & $20. V1 refused medical attention. Suspects were GOA.
Glenwood Ave & Newton Ave N Monday 4/9/12 1707hrs 12-105999
3 male victims, 15-21 yrs, were walking down the street when they were approached by 3 unknown males, 17-25 yrs, 2 of which were holding black semi-automatic pistols. Suspects demanded victims’ belongings, so each emptied his pocket. The loss included 2 cell phones, $60 in cash & ID. Suspects casually walked away with the items. No injuries. Suspects were GOA.
WEAP—Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / Narcotics / DAR / No Proof of Insurance
Lowry Ave N & Washington Ave N Tuesday 4/3/12 1124hrs 12-099017
Officer observed a vehicle driven by AP2/female, 20 yrs, who was not wearing a seatbelt. A CAPRS query showed that AP2 had been stopped previously for Driving after Revocation. A stop was initiated & officers could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the car. Occupants were removed from the vehicle & pat searched. AP1/male, 37 yrs, was found to have suspected marijuana & suspected cocaine in his pocket. An inventory search of the vehicle revealed a BB gun behind the passenger seat in close proximity to AP1. AP1 was booked in HCJ for PC Narcotics & PC Weapons. AP2 was cited & released. The vehicle was towed to the Impound Lot.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / Obstruct Legal Process/ Terroristic Threats
24XX 6th St N Thursday 4/5/12 1600hrs 12-101785
Officers responded to the above area on the report of a person with a gun & that person was in a vehicle. Officers located the suspect vehicle containing 2 occupants. A loaded firearm was located in the rear seat in plain view next to an infant child in a car seat. Officers located the 2 juvenile victims, males, 16 & 13 yrs, who positively ID’d AP1/male, 14 yrs, & AP2/male, 13 yrs, as the parties with a firearm that threatened them. AP1 & AP2 were booked in JDC & charges are being considered against S1 & S2, males, 14 & 15 yrs. Two adults AP4/female, 20 yrs, & AP5/male, 19 yrs, were also arrested & booked in HCJ for PC Weapons.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit
29XX Lyndale Ave N Friday 4/6/12 2130hrs 12-103293
Officers were dispatched to the above area on possible shots fired. Officers noticed a group of approx. 8 males standing on the corner & they were ordered to show their hands & get down on their knees. Officers noticed what looked like a handgun next to AP1/male, 16 yrs, on the ground. AP1 stated it was not real, that it was only a BB gun. AP1 was booked in the Juvenile Detention Center for PC Weapons.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / 2nd Degree Domestic Assault
35XX Girard Ave N Sunday 4/8/12 2300hrs 12-105326
V1/female, 32 yrs, stated her ex-boyfriend, AP1/34 yrs, pushed her into a car while they were arguing on the street. AP1 left & came back with a shotgun to scare V1. Officers arrived immediately & observed AP1 holding a shotgun while standing next to V1. AP1 saw officers, threw the gun down, & ran off. After a short foot chase, AP1 was arrested & booked in HCJ for PC Domestic Assault 2 & PC Weapons.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit
45XX Aldrich Ave N Monday 4/9/12 0500hrs 12-105497
Officers were on routine patrol & observed AP1/male, 17 yrs, walking down the street. As officers got closer, AP1 looked back at officers twice & then jumped over a fence. One officer got out on foot, while the other stayed in the squad. The officer on foot observed AP1 peeking around the house at the above location & demanded he get on the ground. AP1 complied & officers checked the area where AP1 had been standing & located a .44 magnum loaded revolver. AP1 was booked in JDC for PC Weapons.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / Loiter with intent-Narcotics
Broadway Ave W & Bryant Ave N Monday 4/9/12 1916hrs 12-106107
Officer observed occupants in a vehicle attempt to sell what appeared to be marijuana in the parking lot of Merwin Liquor. AP1/male, 24 yrs, was seen displaying a plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana to a male in the lot. There were 5 males in the vehicle. Officer believed there were narcotics in the vehicle & that AP1 had been trying to sell marijuana. Marked squads stopped the vehicle & it was learned that marijuana & a handgun were recovered. AP1 & AP2/male, 14 yrs, had access to the glove box where the gun was located. AP1 was booked in HCJ for PC Weapons & AP2 was booked in JDC for the same charge. 3 other males were booked in HCJ for Loitering.