4TH PRECINCT HIGHLIGHTS WEEK 743 April 17 - 23, 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.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
James Ave N & Lowry Ave N Saturday 4/21/12 0015hrs 12-118906
Officers responded to the report of a stabbing & observed a large crowd of people. V2/female, 17 yrs, stated her finger had been cut. V1/male, 23 yrs, appeared to be dizzy & disoriented. V1 had an approx. 4” cut to the side of his torso. V1 stated he had been drinking & appeared to be intoxicated. V1 stated a female stabbed him at the above location & he didn’t realize he had been stabbed until after the incident. Other officers stopped AP1/female, 17 yrs, & brought her to the scene. V1 was unable to ID her as the person who stabbed him, due to being intoxicated. A witness who was not intoxicated stated that AP1 did stab V1. V2 got her finger cut when she got between AP1 & other arguing parties. AP1 was booked in JDC for PC Assault 2. Victims were transported to the hospital for their injuries.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
2nd & Broadway Ave W Saturday 4/21/12 0942hrs 12-119257
Officer was dispatched to check the welfare of an adult male who was believed to be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs & wandering into traffic in the above area. Officer located a male matching the description & realized that he was a suspect from an earlier 2nd Degree Assault. This male, AP1/50 yrs, was transported to the Homicide Officer for an interview & then booked in HCJ for PC Assault 2. See companion case #12-110993.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon / Damage to Property
16XX Plymouth Ave N Saturday 4/21/12 2321hrs 12-120018
Officers were dispatched to the above location on shots fired & an officer needing help. V1/male, 45 yrs, was stabbed by AP1/ male, 51 yrs, & stated that AP1 had been involved in another physical altercation with an unknown party. Allegedly, the unknown party displayed a handgun & AP1 got irate. When V1 went over to calm AP1 down, AP1 stabbed V1 in the chest with a folding knife. V1 backed up at that time & received a minor wound to his chest. AP1 also trashed the upper level ballroom, causing extensive damage to tables; chairs; food equipment, etc. AP1 was booked in HCJ for PC Assault 2. Officers also recommended that AP1 be charged with Felony Damage to Property due to the damage. V1 received medical attention on the scene.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon / Flee Police in a Motor Vehicle
Dowling Ave N & Morgan Ave N Sunday 4/22/12 1910hrs 12-120794
An officer radioed that an SUV with Florida license plates almost struck him while traveling at a high rate of speed. Officers in another squad observed the vehicle & followed it. When the suspect vehicle stopped, officer approached on foot, & the suspect in the heavily window-tinted vehicle put the SUV in gear & accelerated at a high rate of speed. The squad chased it for a while until it traveled in excess of 100 mph & officers lost sight of it. Another squad later pursued the suspect vehicle & when they tried to initiate a traffic stop, the vehicle fled & finally crashed into a tree. See companion CCN 12-120826.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon / False Name or Info
26XX Oliver Ave N Monday 4/23/12 0120hrs 12-121089
Officers were dispatched to a shot spotter activation call near the above area. Officers were flagged down & observed V1/male, 25-30 yrs, sitting on a chair screaming in pain. V1 had been shot in the leg. V1 provided his name & address to officers while EMS personnel attended him. V1 stated he had been robbed of his wallet & keys. He was transported to the hospital via ambulance. After some treatment, V1 shared that he was on his way home from a club when he was approached by unknown S1/male, who accused him of being someone else & shot him. V1 walked away from the scene & was helped getting to his porch by a passerby who also called 911. Wound was non-life threatening. Officers ran the name provided by V1 & the photo did not match. When asked his real name, V1 refused to answer. Officers suggested that V1 be charged with false info.
17th Ave N & Girard Ave N Tuesday 4/17/12 2040hrs 12-114913
Officers were dispatched to a Robbery of Person call & looked for 3 described suspects without results. Male & female Victims, both 22 yrs, stated they were walking home from the store when they saw 3 males, 18-25 yrs, standing on the above listed corner. S1, who had a handgun in his hand, told them to get on the ground, & asked where the “weed” was,. He then searched their pockets, looking for money. V1/female, stated her cell phone fell out of her pocket & AP1/male, 22 yrs, took it. Victims ran to use a neighbor’s phone & all 3 suspects fled. Other squads detained several suspects who matched the descriptions of the robbers. Victims were brought to that location & V1 positively ID’d AP1 as the party who picked up her phone & stole it. Two other parties detained were not involved in the Robbery. Victims were not injured. AP1 was booked in HCJ. The phone was not recovered on AP1.
7XX 42nd Ave N Thursday 4/19/12 2124hrs 12-117369
Officer responded to a Robbery of Person call & met V1/male, 43 yrs, who stated he received a phone call from a male who asked if he was still cutting hair. V1 stated he was & that he would be back (to the Barber shop). When V1 was in the alley behind the shop, he noticed S1/male, 25-35 yrs, near the dumpsters wearing a hoodie up. V1 continued walking & as he rounded the corner to the front of the shop, unknown S2/male, 25-35 yrs, demanded his money. V1 told him he had a family & to please not shoot him. S1 came from behind & hit V1 on the side of his head with a semi-automatic handgun. During a struggle, V1 lost his jacket & his pants leg ripped. Suspects fled w/V1’s jacket & a set of keys. V1 feels the suspects fled because he yelled “The cops are coming.” K9 checked the area without success. V1 refused medical attention. The jacket & keys are valued at $60.
Golden Valley Rd & Penn Ave N Saturday 4/21/12 2126hrs 12-119919
Officers were dispatched to the Handy Stop, 2600 W Broadway, to meet V1/male, 38 yrs, who had been robbed. V1 returned home to Robbinsdale after the robbery & then advised 911 he would return to Minneapolis to make a report. V1 stated he had been sitting in his vehicle at the above intersection when 2 unknown males, 21-30 yrs, approached & S2 punched V1 in the face through the open driver’s side window. S1 then pulled the door open, pointed a handgun at V1 & demanded money & valuables. S1 pulled V1 out of the car & tried to take the keys out of the ignition, but only managed to get the key fob. V1 handed his wallet & cell phone to S1 & the suspects fled on foot. V1 was not injured. Loss included ID, credit cards, keys, & an EBT card.
ROBPER / Assault 5
51XX Irving Ave N Saturday 4/21/12 2206hrs 12-119940
Officer was dispatched to 51st & Humboldt Ave N in regards to a Robbery of Person. V1 & V2, females, 14 yrs, stated they had plans to go to the movies & they were going to stop by OT2’s house at the above location to get some money. Once there, there was a large group of approx. 10-15 people. S1/female, (known only by her 1st name), 15-18 yrs, punched V1 in the face, causing a bloody nose. V1 stated another female, S2, 15-18 yrs, hit V2 in the face, bruising her eye. S1 took V1’s cell phone valued at $400. Both victims were threatened with bodily harm if they called police. Victims refused medical treatment, per their PG’s.
Broadway Ave W & Irving Ave N Sunday 4/22/12 1600hrs 12-120671
Officer was dispatched to a Robbery of Person & met V1/female, 32 yrs, who stated she was walking with her kids when unknown S1/male, 18-25 yrs, walked towards her, pulled her purse off her shoulder & ran. V1 stated another male pushed S1 down. V1 stated a Chevy Tahoe pulled up & unknown S2/male, 18-25 yrs, jumped out & grabbed V1’s purse. Both S1 & S2 then fled on foot. V1 stated the male who attempted to get her property back from S1 left the scene. V1 was not injured & refused medical. Loss included a $250 cell phone.
29XX Logan Ave N Monday 4/23/12 0000hrs 12-121027
Officer was dispatched to a Robbery of Person at gunpoint & met V1/female, 21 yrs, who was holding an ice pack to her cheek. V1 stated she got off the bus at 29th & Fremont when she observed unknown S1/male, 20-30 yrs, walking with another male. S1 then began following V1 & was trying to talk to her. V1 told S1 she just wanted to go home & did not want to talk to him. S1 grabbed the bag & tried to look inside. V1 resisted & S1 put a semi-automatic handgun to V1’s stomach as he ripped her bag off & the belongings fell on the street. S1 grabbed V1’s cell phone & V1 began to scream. S1 punched V1 in the cheek & fled. V1 was seen by paramedics, but refused service.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / Receiving & Concealing Stolen Property
9XX Broadway Ave W Tuesday 4/17/12 2310 hrs 12-115050
Undercover officers observed a group of 4 males outside the Olympic Café. AP2/22 yrs, was seen meeting up with a male & taking out a plastic baggie containing suspected marijuana. The unknown male exchanged currency with AP2 for the plastic baggie & drove off. AP2 then got into a Jeep Cherokee & drove off. A marked squad stopped the vehicle & a baggie of suspected marijuana along with a gun were recovered. All 3 parties had access to the gun & were booked in HCJ for PC Weapons. The other AP’s are: AP1/20 yrs, & AP3/20 yrs.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / Forced Entry Report
29XX Newton Ave N Friday 4/20/12 1618hrs 12-118277
A search warrant was executed at the above location & officers on a warrant team approached the dwelling. The back door was locked & officers announced their presence as they forced entry into the house. One adult male, S1, 45 yrs, was secured. Misc. items were recovered & inventoried.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / Terroristic Threats
8XX Sheridan Ave N Saturday 4/21/12 2250hrs 12-119990
Officers responded to a suspicious vehicle in the area of 8th & Sheridan Ave N. Remarks were updated en route, stating there was a person with a gun. Officers determined that the person with a gun entered the above address. All occupants were called out by officers & taken into custody. V1/female, 28 yrs, & a witness ID’d AP1/male, 34 yrs, as the person with the gun. V1 informed officers that AP1 shouted at her & threatened to kill her & her kids if she didn’t get her brother out there. AP1 was booked in HCJ for PC Threats & Felon in Possession of a firearm. No injuries.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / Terroristic Threats
35XX Oliver Ave N Monday 4/23/12 1824hrs 12-121757
AP1/female, 25 yrs, told V1/female, 34 yrs, that she was going to shoot her. AP1 had a gun on her person & V1 felt she would kill her. Officers arrived & located AP1 waiting in her vehicle in front of V1’s home. AP1 was removed from the vehicle & placed under arrest. AP1 had a gun holstered to her hip & was booked for PC Weapons & PC Terroristic Threats. AP1 & V1 are ex-girlfriends.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / Loiter w/intent Narcotics
8XX Lowry Ave N Monday 4/23/12 2030hrs 12-121870
Officers received information that AP1/male, 15 yrs, would be delivering a handgun to the above listed location. AP1 arrived with another male AP2/17 yrs. AP1 looked around the parking lot & never went into the store at this location. AP1 acted as if he was looking for someone he was supposed to meet. Officers stopped the 2 AP’s & recovered a gun from the waistband of AP1. AP1 was booked in JDC for PC Weapons. AP2 was cited & released for Loitering.