4TH PRECINCT HIGHLIGHTS WEEK 746 May 8 - 14, 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.
38XX Fremont Ave N Tuesday 5/8/12 0352hrs 12-138290
MFD responded to a garage fire at this location. The single car garage was wood framed & the house has been boarded up since 2011, as it’s in foreclosure. The origin of the fire was the interior of the garage & MFD determined the cause was Arson. There was heavy fire on all areas of the garage & the overhead garage door collapsed onto the driveway. A 4-door vehicle inside the garage was completely burned. The house is owned by Wells Fargo & estimated damage is $20,000. No suspects, witnesses, or injuries.
48XX Emerson Ave N Tuesday 5/8/12 0519hrs 12-138309
MFD responded to a vehicle fire at this location. The origin of the fire was the rear passenger seat (driver’s side) & the cause of the fire was determined to be Arson. V1/male, 44 yrs, stated he let his dog out & noticed smoke coming from the windows on the vehicle. V1 then opened the car door & found a smoldering fire in the back seat. V1 used his garden hose on the fire & called 911. When asked if V1 knew anyone who would do this, he stated his wife’s ex-husband of Duluth, has been stalking her since she left him. Estimated damage is $6000. No suspects seen. No injuries.
Arson / Recovered Vehicle
35XX Oliver Ave N Monday 5/14/12 0112hrs 12-145086
MFD & MPD were dispatched to the above location on a vehicle fire. A check of the license plate determined the vehicle was a stolen out of Brooklyn Park. The origin of the fire was the passenger compartment & it was determined to be Arson. There was heavy damage to the upholstered seats which were burned down to the metal frame. The sunroof broke from the heat of the fire & the steering wheel column melted, exposing the wiring. The vehicle was towed to the Mpls Impound Lot & put on hold for the Arson unit. Estimated damage is $10,000. No suspects, witnesses, or injuries.
Assault 2—w/a Dangerous Weapon
Logan Ave N & Lowry N Tuesday 5/8/12 1923hrs 12-138850
V1/male, 17 yrs, was assaulted by 4 males, 17-22 yrs. S3/17 yrs, is known to V1 & wanted to fight him over comments he posted on his Facebook page. S3 was a friend to V1, but S3 stole a pair of headphones while at V1’s residence. V1 stated he suffered a swollen eye & cheek & a bloody nose from the assault. V1 stated unknown S2 & S4 fired shots at him & his family members, but no one was hit by the rounds. V1 was assessed by paramedics at the scene & released to his mother. Suspects were GOA.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon / Damage to Motor Vehicle
15XX Broadway Ave W Wednesday 5/9/12 1326hrs 12-139640
Officer was working foot patrol in North Commons Park & heard gunshots very close to the north of the park. Officer observed V1/male, 39 yrs, who stated he was inside his vehicle when he heard shooting. V1 stated a window shattered & glass cut his hand. It was later determined to be a gunshot wound to V1’s hand. V1 was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Two other victims sustained damage to their vehicles. Suspects were GOA. It is unknown who was the specific target of the shooter.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon / Warrant
Lowry Ave N & Newton Ave N Thursday 5/10/12 1312hrs 12-140806
Officers were flagged down by V1/male, who told police that AP1/male, 42 yrs, shot bullet rounds through his apt. window. V1 informed officers of AP1’s location & he was taken down at gunpoint. AP1 was booked in HCJ for PC Assault 2 & an outstanding Felony Warrant. It should be noted that V1 believes he was shot at because he asked AP1 to leave. Also, that AP1 is violent & has gang connections.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
8XX Oliver Ave N Friday 5/11/12 0127hrs 12-141586
Officers responded to a shooting at the above location . There was a single gunshot hole in a window on the side of the house. V1/male, 27 yrs, had been hit in the chest & was transported to the hospital via ambulance. V1 is expected to survive. According to witnesses, 2 male suspects, 19 & 18 yrs, were supposedly involved, but were GOA.
Assault 4---Police/Emergency Personnel / 5th Degree Domestic Assault
32XX Irving Ave N Friday 5/11/12 1650hrs 12-142249
Officers were dispatched to the above location on a Narcotics complaint. Officers saw 3 males. AP1/13 yrs, & AP2/16 yrs, were in a bear hug & it was obvious they were fighting each other. The 3 males were ordered to the ground. AP1 & AP2 did not comply, but continued fighting with each other. AP1 had to be maced in an attempt to get him to the ground, & he still did not comply. AP1 struggled with officer & eventually punched officer in the face with a closed fist. AP1 continued to resist arrest & had to be taken into custody with assistance from another officer. AP1 stated he & his brother, AP2, fought because of name calling. AP1 stated AP2 belongs to the “5-tre” gang. AP1 was taken to the Juvenile Supervision Center where he was cited for Assault 4 & being a Runaway. AP2 was taken to JDC & booked for Domestic Assault.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
16XX Dowling Ave N Sunday 5/13/12 2030hrs 12-144904
Officers were dispatched to HCMC on the report of a patient with a gunshot wound & met V1/male, 16 yrs. V1 stated he was playing basketball at Folwell Park with his friend, W1/male, 18 yrs. He said they noticed a group of males come from the cemetery across the street. V1 stated the suspects began arguing with an unknown male on the basketball court. V1 & W1 continued playing basketball despite the argument & then heard a gunshot. V1 & W1 fled from the park & heard another gunshot. V1 & W1 were a few blocks away when V1 felt blood on his pants & saw that he was shot in the thigh. V1 & W1 took the bus to HCMC. PG1 walked into the hospital & was very upset with W1, demanding that he tell the truth. PG1 stated she lives across the street from the park & did not hear any gunshots. She also wondered why the 2 would run past her house. PG1 felt that her son, V1, & W1 were not telling the truth. Officers could not locate a crime scene in the park (no gun shells). V1’s wound was non-life threatening.
36XX Penn Ave N Tuesday 5/8/12 1300hrs 12-138639
V1/female, 25 yrs, was sitting inside her vehicle with the doors locked at the above location when unknown S1/male, 20-25 yrs, pounded on the right passenger door window & told V1 he was going to take her vehicle. S1 attempted to enter the vehicle by pulling on the same door, but V1 refused to open the door & S1 then fled on foot with another male. No injuries. No loss. S1 was GOA.
ROBBIZ [Pizza Luce]
7XX Emerson Ave N Wednesday 5/9/12 0241hrs 12-139282
Officers were flagged down by V1/male, 32 yrs, a pizza delivery employee of Pizza Luce. V1 told officers he delivered food to the above address, but had to call the party, as he did not have an apt number. V1 stated he heard a phone ring behind him & observed S1/male, 25 yrs, standing with a phone near Emerson on Van White Ave N. Another male walked out of the brush across the street & pointed a semi-automatic at V1’s face. The 2 males took V1’s cell phone, $300 in cash, & keys. Suspects then fled on foot. V1 did not require medical attention. Suspects were GOA.
16XX Queen Ave N Wednesday 5/9/12 1958hrs 12-140052
Officers were dispatched to an Assault in progress & learned it was a Robbery of Person when they arrived. V1/male, 17 yrs, stated he was in the park near the basketball court when he was approached by 5 unknown males, 15-20 yrs, & one said “Full Tre” (a gang reference). When V1 tried to walk away, he was punched in the head & neck. V1 stated the suspects chased him up an alley & he dropped his cell phone during the incident. A suspect recovered it. V1 refused medical. Suspects were GOA.
22XX Irving Ave N Wednesday 5/9/12 2111hrs 12-140124
Officers were dispatched to a Robbery of Person at gunpoint & located V1/male, 34 yrs, who was outside the trunk of his vehicle. V1 stated he approached his vehicle, which was parked in front of this location & was approached by 2 males, 18-50 yrs, who got out of a new black Jeep Cherokee. V1 stated the suspects pointed handguns at him, but didn’t say anything. Suspects went through V1’s pockets & stole $400 in cash, as well as the XBOX V1 was carrying out of the house. Suspects also took V1’s keys, pushed him in the trunk of his car & slammed the lid on him. V2 felt he was “set up” by OT2/male, 35-45 yrs, who had been acting strange while in the house. V1 was not injured & did not require medical attention.
13XX Lowry Ave N Thursday 5/10/12 1525hrs 12-140944
Officer was dispatched to a Robbery of Person call at gunpoint & met V1/male, 19 yrs. V1 stated he & V2/male, 18 yrs, were standing at the bus shelter near the library on Fremont N, south of Lowry Ave N. V1 stated he saw 2 unknown males, 18-19 yrs, walk across the street & stand about 10 feet from the victims. S2 kept accusing V1 of raping his sister. S1 revealed a black gun in his waistband, then took V1’s phone & earbuds, & demanded V1’s stud earrings. V1 complied. S2 took V2’s phone & earbuds & suspects took off in different directions. Victims were not injured. Suspects were GOA.
13XX Olson Mem Hwy Friday 5/11/12 0230hrs 12-142291
V1/female, 34 yrs, walked into the Pct to report she had been robbed at the above location. V1 stated she went to visit her aunt & was seated in her car along with 2 friends—V3 & V4, & her cousin, V2. Two unknown males, 19-20 yrs, approached the car & S1pointed a large black gun at V1, telling them all to give up their money. S1 told S2 to check all the victim’s pockets, which he did. S2 took V4’s cigarettes, ID, & $20 in cash. V1 held out her purse, begging not to be hurt. S1 stated he was going to kill all of the victims & V1 heard the gun click, but it did not go off. Suspects fled on foot. All the victims got out of the vehicle & heard shots. No one was hit or received other injuries. Suspects were GOA.
ROBPAG / Assault 2 (Attempt) / Damage to Motor Vehicle / Discharge Weapon
5XX Humboldt Ave N Friday 5/11/12 0252hrs 12-141656
Officers were dispatched to the above location on the sound of shots fired. Officers noticed a white Pontiac with IL license plates. Three males, 38, 20, & 33 yrs, stated they were just shot at & robbed by 2 unknown males, 20-25 yrs. Suspects approached the victims & S1 brandished an AK-47 assault type rifle, while S2 had a black pistol. Suspects demanded the victim’s money & all they got was a cell phone from V2. Suspects then fled, but turned around & fired their weapons at all 3 victims. Victims were not hurt, but there was damage to their vehicle. Suspects were GOA. The cell phone is valued at $200.
27th Ave N & Colfax Ave N Friday 5/11/12 2038hrs 12-142503
Officer responded to 26TH Ave N & Dupont Ave N on a Robbery of Person & met V1/male, 21 yrs, who stated he had been robbed at gunpoint at 27th Ave N & Colfax. V1 stated that while at that intersection, a grey older minivan pulled up to him & a passenger, S1/male, 16-20 yrs, asked if he could use V1’s phone. S1 got out of the vehicle & held his hand in his pocket & V1 thought he had a gun. S1 ordered V1 into the van at gunpoint. V1 stated there was a total of 8 males in the van, 16-20 yrs of age. S1 rifled through V1’s pockets & took his wallet containing ID & $140 in cash. S1 also took V1’s cell phone. V1 was ordered out of the van & it drove off. V1 was not injured. Suspects were GOA.
40th Ave N & Washington Ave N Saturday 5/12/12 0500hrs 12-143004
V1/female, 26 yrs, V2/female, 27 yrs, & V3/male, 27 yrs, were leaving a party in the above area when they were approached by unknown S1 & S2, males, 20-25 yrs, & 2 other males. S1 pointed a semi-automatic at V3, pushed him against his vehicle, & demanded his belongings. S1 briefly pointed the gun at V1 & told her to back off. S2 also had a semi-automatic & pointed it at V3. All victims believe the other 2 parties with the suspects were armed, but did not get a good look at them. S1 took $40 from V3 & his cell phone. V1’s purse was also taken from V3’s back pocket. All 4 parties then fled, including the 2 suspects. No injuries. Suspects were GOA.
44th Ave N & Penn Ave N Saturday 5/12/12 1140hrs 12-143187
Officer responded to the above area on the report of a stabbing. V1/male, 24 yrs, stated he was on Penn Ave N between 43rd & 44th Ave N when he was approached by unknown S1/male, 22-26 yrs, on a 10 speed bike. S1 began calling V1 names & told him he was in the wrong area. S1 got off his bike & charged V1 with his body, knocking V1 to the ground. V1 was asked if he had any valuables & when he said no, S1 stabbed him in the abdomen with a 2-6” knife. Officer observed the wound. S1 then fled on his bike. V1 was transported to the hospital for his injury. S1 was GOA.
32XX Irving Ave N Sunday 5/13/12 1611hrs 12-144598
Officers responded to the above location on a Robbery of Person call & met V1/male, who stated he was just robbed at gunpoint by 2 males. V1 stated S1 was approx. 15 yrs-old & S2 was about 20 yrs-old. V1 stated he was walking in the alley when suspects approached him & S1 asked if he had any weed. V1 told both suspects he didn’t & S1 pulled out a handgun & held it directly to his forehead. S2 went through V1’s pockets & stole $50 in cash. Suspects then fled. V1 was not injured & declined medical attention. Suspects were GOA.
23XX Dupont Ave N Sunday 5/13/12 2138hrs 12-144888
Officer were dispatched to 23XX Aldrich on a Robbery of Person & met V1/male, 16 yrs, who stated he was at the above location when unknown S1/male, 17-20 yrs, approached him from behind with a semi-automatic & demanded money. V1 then handed S1 $20. S1 fled on foot. V1 was not injured & did not require medical attention. S1 was GOA.
ROBPAG / Damage to Motor Vehicle
11th Ave N & James Ave N Monday 5/14/12 1900hrs 12-146060
V1/male, 52 yrs, walked into the 4th Pct to report he had been robbed at gunpoint by 2 unknown males, 20-25 yrs. V1 stated he was at Cub Foods on Broadway when the suspects asked him if they could pay him for a ride. V1 drove the suspects to the above area & they asked him to drive through the alley. S2 pointed a handgun at V1 & went into his pants pockets, taking a cell phone & approx. $40 in cash. V1 started to back away & S2 then fired 4 shots at the rear passenger side of the vehicle, breaking the window. V1 stated the suspects tried to take his keys, but did not get them. V1 was not injured.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit
21st Ave N & Penn Ave N Tuesday 5/8/12 1507hrs 12-138668
Officers conducted a Traffic stop after observing the driver, AP1/male, 24 yrs, was not wearing a seatbelt. Officers immediately recognized the passenger, AP2/ male, 25 yrs, & knew him by his street name. AP2 is a gang member who associates with other well known gang members. Both parties were asked if there were any guns in the vehicle & AP2 stated he didn’t know. AP1 stated there were no guns in the vehicle. AP1 was found to have a Revoked DL & warrant & the occupants were removed from the vehicle. Officers recovered a handgun in the console area, which both AP’s had access to. A magazine was also located & it contained 30 rounds. Both AP’s were booked in HCJ for PC Weapons.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit
32XX Logan Ave N Tuesday 5/8/12 2251hrs 12-139082
Officers were requested by surveillance officers to stop 2 males who were walking in the middle of the street in the above area. Surveillance officers had observed these males coming from the area of recent shots fired & observed a male hand an unknown object to one of these males. When officers stopped these parties, AP/male, 17 yrs, stuck his hand in his pocket & turned as if he was going to run. Officers recovered a .22 caliber revolver from AP1’s jacket pocket. AP1 was transported to the Juvenile Unit & booked for PC Weapons. The gun was property inventoried.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit
12XX 26th Ave N Sunday 5/13/12 2240hrs 12-144977
Officers responded to the above location on the report of shots in the area. Officers were informed that AP1/male, 30 yrs, was observed putting a gun under the seat of a white pick-up truck parked in the rear of the above address & then running into the house. AP1 was positively ID’d by a witness as the person he saw run after the shots were fired, & who placed the gun into the truck. AP1 was booked in HCJ for PC Weapons. AP2/ male, 49 yrs, was booked for a warrant.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / Flee Officer on Foot/ Warrant
32XX Queen Ave N Monday 5/14/12 2243hrs 12-146057
Officers were dispatched to a person with a gun call at the above location. The caller stated she heard at least 4 pops, thinking they were gunshots. Officers arrived on the scene & observed AP1/male, 24 yrs, & instructed him to stop. AP1 immediately turned & ran from officers. AP1 held his waistband the entire time, as if he was concealing something. Officers observed AP1 throw a silver handgun near the rear of 32XX Russell N. The gun contained one live round & a magazine was recovered nearby with an unknown number of live rounds. AP1 was apprehended & also found to have a Felony 2nd Degree Burglary Warrant. AP1 was booked for PC Weapons & the Warrant.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit
41XX Soo Ave Monday 5/14/12 2357hrs 12-146130
Officers observed 2 vehicles parked along the road to the Camden Boat Launch. It is extremely dark & secluded in this area. Two people were outside cars filming a video & they were ID’d as gang members, who are known to carry guns. As these parties were ID’d, AP1/male, 23 yrs, walked from the passenger side of the gray SUV between the cars, with his hands up. AP1 was the only one near the passenger side of the vehicle. A Smith & Wesson handgun with magazine was found near the rear passenger side tire. AP1 was the only party who had access to the gun & he was booked in HCJ for PC Weapons.