4TH PRECINCT HIGHLIGHTS WEEK 745 May 1 - May 7, 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.
Arson (Attempt) / Damage to Motor Vehicle
9XX Broadway Ave W Friday 5/412 2300hrs 12-135153
V1/female, 21 yrs, had her vehicle parked & locked in the above area. V1 stated known S1/male, 47 yrs, flattened all 4 tires & threw a large rock, breaking the window. S1 then apparently then used papers already in the vehicle to start a fire insde. The back seat caused fire briefly. V1 stated she got into an argument with S1 & he left her in the Lake of the Isles area. No witnesses. No damage estimate at this time.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
Dowling Ave N & Fremont Ave N Wednesday 5/2/12 2117hrs 12-131964
Officer responded to a stabbing call at the above location & met V1/male, 39 yrs, who stated he didn’t know who stabbed him. V1 had been stabbed in the middle of his back & in his elbow. Both were small cuts. V1 & W1/male, 54 yrs, stated they were in a car when unknown S1/male, knocked on the driver’s side window, then went to the passenger window where V1 was sitting & stabbed V1. V1 & W1 were both uncooperative. V1 was transported to the hospital via ambulance for his non-life threatening wounds.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon / DWI Refusal / No Insurance/ DAR/ Open Bottle
Fremont Ave N & Lowry Ave N Wednesday 5/2/12 2314hrs 12-132144
Officers witnessed AP1/male, 24 yrs, driving at a high rate of speed & failing to stop for a red light. The vehicle was stopped & AP1 was ID’d by photo ID. AP1 smelled of alcohol & had bloodshot/watery eyes. AP1 was taken to the hospital for injuries from a previous assault (CCN #12-132116), then booked in HCJ.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon / 5th Degree Domestic Assault / Damage to Motor Vehicle
23XX Aldrich Ave N Saturday 5/5/12 2305hrs 12-135880
Officers responded to the above location after V1/male, 31 yrs, reported he was assaulted by his ex-girlfriend, S1/26 yrs. V1 & a platonic female friend, V2/36 yrs, were driving to a friend’s house at the above location when they noticed a van following them. As they got out of their car, S1 ran from the van & punched V1 in the face. S1 then smashed out windows in his car with a golf club. S1 swung the golf club at V2 several times, knocking the phone out of V2’s hand, & hitting V2 at least once in the upper back. S1 then went back after V1 who ran. S1 got back in her van & drove off. V1 had a laceration to his upper lip & V2 stated her back was just bruised. S1 was GOA & victims refused medical attention.
Assault 1---Great Bodily Harm
26XX Irving Ave N Sunday 5/6/12 0228hrs 12-136140
Officers responded to the above location on a shooting & located V1/male, 26 yrs, with a gunshot wound to his neck. OT1/male, 56 yrs, stated he heard commotion in the house while he was sleeping downstairs. OT1 heard a single gunshot & came upstairs. OT1 stated V1 & known S1/male, 33 yrs, did not like each other & S1 was supposedly upset with V1 over money. V1 was transported to the hospital in critical condition. At the time of this report, he has been removed from the critical list & is expected to survive. S1 was GOA.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
49XX Penn Ave N Sunday 5/6/12 1330hrs 12-136462
Officers were dispatched to the above location on a stabbing. The caller stated that a neighbor got stabbed in the chest. V1/male, 20 yrs, showed officers a small laceration on the side of his chest. V1 stated S1/male, 20-30 yrs, whom he had an argument with a few days ago, drove up in a car & jumped out. V1 said the 2 of them started to fight & he was stabbed by some sharp instrument he didn’t see. V1 stated S1 got back into the vehicle & left with an unknown driver. V1’s girlfriend said that V1’s “weed dealer” lives up the street & drives the type & color of car that S1 arrived in. No suspects were located. V1 was transported to the hospital via ambulance.
39XX Dupont Ave N Tuesday 5/1/12 0523hrs 12-130059
Officers were dispatched to an Assault in progress at 39th & Dupont N, & were flagged down by W1/male, 28 yrs, who directed officers to V1/female, 32 yrs, who was lying in the alley. V1 was ID’d & stated her back & neck were hurting. V1 stated she walked through the alley to catch a bus when unknown S1/male, 20-30 yrs, came up behind her & struck her on her back several times with an unknown object as he tried to grab her purse. V1 fought with S1 over the purse until he wrapped something around her neck & tried to strangle her. V1 said S1 let go of her when someone yelled at him & ran. W1 was the party who yelled at S1. V1 said S1 took her purse & her ring off her finger at some point, so he had her property when he fled. W1 checked on V1 after that. V1 was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Loss included ID, papers, & an unknown amount of cash.
40XX Colfax Ave N Tuesday 5/1/12 1200hrs 12-131521
Officers were dispatched to the above address on a Robbery & were informed the Robbery at gunpoint actually occurred the previous date. V1 did not call at that time apparently, as he had a seizure. V1 stated he was at his daughter’s house on the porch with a friend when 2 unknown males, 19-25 yrs, approached with guns drawn & demanded V1 to get on the ground. V1 told suspects he didn’t have any money, but S1 removed the wallet from V1’s pocket, which contained ID & $180 in cash. After the robbery, the suspects fled on foot. V1 stated at the time this report was made, his friend had not reported the robbery & according to V1, his friend lost approx. $560 in cash. No known injuries.
27th Ave N & Colfax Ave N Tuesday 5/1/12 1528hrs 12-130449
Officers were dispatched to a Robbery of Person call & met V1/female, 17 yrs, who stated she got off the school bus at the above location & was approached by 3 males, 15-17 yrs, who were on foot. V1 stated S1 knocked her cell phone out of her hands. V2/male, 17 yrs, grabbed S1 & pinned him against a parked vehicle. S2 & S3 then punched V2. All the suspects fled on foot with V1’s cell phone. Suspects ran into 26XX Colfax Ave N, but when officers approached that address, OT1/male, 15 yrs, stated that no one had entered his home. Victims declined EMS. The cell phone is valued at $180.
22XX Lyndale Ave N Wednesday 5/2/12 2210hrs 12-132060
V1/male, 24 yrs, stated he was sitting in his car in the driveway behind the above address when he was approached by 3 males, 18-20 yrs. S1 asked V1 for some change to ride the bus & V1 provided the change. V1 was then punched 2-3 times in the side of his face by S1. S2 attempted to get into the passenger side door of the vehicle. V1 felt the suspects were trying to carjack him, so he put his car in reverse & fled the scene. V1 stated he would recognize the suspects if he saw them again.
Dowling Ave N & Lyndale Ave N Thursday 5/3/12 2230hrs 12-137297
V1/male, 50 yrs, came into the 4th Pct to report he was robbed of his wallet, containing $1200. V1 went to the above listed area to buy a car & 2 unknown males, jumped from the car & put a hard object into his back while removing his wallet. V1 thinks the object was a gun. Suspects then got back into the vehicle & fled. V1 was not injured.
16XX Glenwood Ave Friday 5/4/12 2224hrs 12-134613
Officer was dispatched to the above location on a Robbery of Person & met V1/male, 32 yrs, V2/female, 24 yrs, & OT1/male, 31 yrs. V1 stated he & V2 went over to the above location to visit OT1, who is V1’s nephew. V1 & V2 are boyfriend & girlfriend. After entering the front door of the apt. bldg., they passed unknown S1/30-40 yrs, who asked if they wanted to buy some weed. V1 stated S1 pointed a semi-automatic pistol at him & demanded everything he had. V1 pretended to be going through his pockets & stated he didn’t have anything. S1 then removed $190 in cash, but left V1’s cell phone. S1 did the same to V2 & fled. The victims ran to OT1’s apt., then ran outside in an attempt to chase S1. V2 told officer that S1 stole $2000 in cash from her; a cell phone; a wallet; a tote; & ID. No injuries. S1 was GOA.
23XX Sheridan Ave N Saturday 5/5/12 0130hrs 12-134857
Officers responded to a Robbery of Person call at the above location & met V1/male, 23 yrs, who stated he was in his yard when he noticed a Crown Victoria with tinted windows driving slowly down the alley. After the car was out of view, 2 unknown males, 26-29 yrs, ran up behind him & told him to get on the ground. One suspect asked what he had &went through V1’s pockets, taking his wallet which included a credit card, DL, & $10 in cash. He also took V1’s cell phone & removed a white gold wedding band from V1 & a silver bracelet. V1 told officers he was afraid they were going to shoot if he moved. V1 stated S2 had a small black automatic. Suspects fled on foot & V1 went inside to phone police. No injuries.
23rd Ave N & 4th St N Saturday 5/5/12 2332hrs 12-135907
V1/female, 31 yrs, stated she was walking home when 2 unknown males, 17-18 yrs, approached her & S1 punched her in the face with a closed fist. S1 then demanded her purse, which V1 forfeited. The purse contained misc. ID & a wallet, but there was no indication of any cash in the wallet. V1’s purse is valued at $300. Suspects fled on foot. V1 had swelling around her eye but refused medical attention. Officer transported V1 home.
26XX Penn Ave N Sunday 5/6/12 1110hrs 12-136354
Officers were dispatched to a Robbery of Person & met V1/male, 62 yrs, who stated he was seated in his car in his driveway at the above location, looking at his new cell phone when he heard a knock on his driver’s window. V1 stated unknown S1/male, 18-20 yrs, demanded all his money or he would shoot V1. V1 did not see a gun, but saw a 2ndsuspect male, 18-20 yrs. V1 opened his wallet in front of S1, who removed approx. $90 in cash. V1 stated he dropped his new phone, which one of the suspects recovered before they fled on foot in the alley. V1 was not injured. Suspects were GOA.
21st Ave N & Broadway Ave W Monday 5/7/12 1305hrs 12-137461
V1/female, 29 yrs, stated she was walking down the street behind Merwin’s Drug & was hit on the side of the head by unknown S1/male, heavy set. S1 also pushed V1 to the ground & grabbed her brown leather Gucci purse valued at $125. S1 fled with the purse on foot. V1 stated her debit card & $637 in cash were in the purse. V1 refused medical attention. S1 was GOA.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / Narcotics / Flee Officer on Foot/ Warrant
26th Ave N & Emerson Ave N Thursday 5/3/12 2355hrs 12-133489
Officers were on routine patrol when they observed a vehicle driving with its high beams on. A Traffic stop was initiated at the above location & the vehicle failed to pull over until it reached 26XX Dupont Ave N, at which time AP1/male, 50 yrs, fled on foot. As he was chased, AP1 pulled a handgun from his waistband & when he ran into a parked car, the gun fell to the ground. AP1 was apprehended & officers found suspected crack cocaine in the 2 squads AP1 had been placed in. AP1 was booked in HCJ for PC Weapons & PC Narcotics.
WEAP—Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / False Info / Warrant
33rd Ave N & Lyndale Ave N Friday 5/4/12 2142hrs 12-134548
Officers stopped a vehicle for failing to come to complete stops at 2 intersections. Officers could smell the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle & all occupants were removed. Upon searching the vehicle, officers located a fully loaded 6-shot revolver in the rear seat between the area where AP1/female, 15 yrs, & AP2/male, 18 yrs, had been sitting. None of the occupants claimed ownership of the gun. AP1 was booked in JDC for PC Weapons & AP2 was booked in HCJ for the same charge. AP3/male, 16 yrs, was booked in JDC for a warrant & for providing False into to Police.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / Unlawful Possession of a Firearm
35XX Penn Ave N Saturday 5/5/12 0237hrs 12-134929
Officers were dispatched to a party complaint & observed AP1/male, 28 yrs crouched down near the sidewalk. He stood up holding his waistband & began to run towards the door of the party location. A .38 revolver was located in the area where AP1 ran. AP1 was apprehended & booked in HCJ for PC Weapons.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / Recovered Gun/ Dar / No Proof Ins
39XX Colfax Ave N Saturday 5/5/12 2117hrs 12-135699
Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was seen without headlights & had a loud muffler. When the vehicle was stopped, AP1/male, 18 yrs, fled on foot. AP1 was apprehended after a brief foot chase. As officer handcuffed AP1, a handgun was found lying underneath AP1’s chest. An NCIC check revealed the .380 caliber handgun was stolen. AP1 was booked in HCJ for PC Weapons.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit
38XX Fremont Ave N Monday 5/7/12 2154hrs 12-137998
Officers responded to a person with a gun call & located a group walking from the area of Dowling & Girard Ave N with a party later ID’d as AP1/male, 16 yrs, who matched the description of a suspect. When officers attempted to stop AP1, he fled on foot & threw a revolver into the backyard of the above listed address. Officers recovered the revolver & apprehended AP1. AP1 was processed through the Juvenile Center then booked in JDC for PC Weapons.