4TH PRECINCT HIGHLIGHTS WEEK 749 May 29 - June 4, 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.
28XX Oliver Ave N Friday 6/1/12 1945hrs 12-166655
MFD responded to a house fire at the above location. The origin of the fire was the rear of the house near the air conditioner. A nearby roofer observed a juvenile male, approx. 15 yrs, come from the back of the house & then observed smoke from the back of the house. The juvenile then fled. The suspect used phone books that were set on fire after being stuffed near the air conditioner. The fire burned the books & melted a rain spout. The cause of the fire was determined to be Arson. Estimated damage was $50. No injuries.
Assault 3---Significant Bodily Harm
6XX Queen Ave S Tuesday 5/29/12 1610hrs 12-163416
Officer responded to an Assault at the above location which is a home for vulnerable adults. V1/female, 50 yrs, is a resident at the home & S1 is a caregiver there. V1 stated that S1/female, 56 yrs, told V1 that she was annoying. V1 stated S1 pushed her to the floor & sat on her. S1 then pulled V1’s hair & scratched her on the face & neck. V1 does have rage issues. S1 kept repeating “Why did you hit me?”…but no one was able to witness V1 slapping S1. The manager took V1 to Park Nicollet Urgent Care where photos & X-rays were taken. There was no Radiologist to read the X-Rays, but the Dr. said there was a possible fracture in V1’s back near L4 of the spine. The manager stated his workers are trained to deal with the clients & S1’s actions were unacceptable. S1 was suspended until the situation is investigated.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
15th Ave N & Oliver Ave N Tuesday 5/29/12 2100hrs 12-163481
V1/male, 18 yrs, walked up to the 4th Precinct Desk & reported that known S1/male, 22-25 yrs, jumped out of a vehicle & threatened him with a handgun. V1 stated he & S1, & S2/female, 50-55 yrs, have had issues regarding some money V1 is supposed to owe S2. V1 said a black Dodge van drove past him & slowed down. S1 jumped out of the vehicle along with 2 other males & S1 pointed a revolver at V1 & said something. V1 could not recall what was said, because as S1 walked around the vehicle, V1 fled in the alley. V1 stated as he was running a friend called & told him a black van parked behind his father’s house. V1 called his dad & came into the Precinct to file a report. No injuries.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
13XX Fremont Ave N Wednesday 5/30/12 2316hrs 12-164649
Officers were flagged down by parties who stated they just heard gunshots on Fremont Ave N. Officers checked the area & located V1/male, 44 yrs, on the porch of the above address. V1 had been shot in the arm & there was a large amount of blood coming from him. V1 stated he was walking to the bus stop when he heard something & saw a male pointing a gun at him. V1 took off running, heard 3 shots, & felt one hit him in the arm. V1 stated he did not get a good look at the suspect or the gun, but thinks it was his cousin who shot him. V1 stated his cousin was called up on something & V1 told everyone, so his cousin is not happy with him. V1 was transported to the hospital via ambulance with a non-life threatening wound.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
16XX Aldrich Ave N Thursday 5/31/12 1930hrs 12-165573
Officers responded to the above location on a male threatening people with a machete. When officers arrived, they observed AP1/15 yrs, toss the machete into the grass. AP1 was handcuffed & placed in the rear of the squad where he told officers he had the machete, but didn’t threaten anyone with it. V1/male, 13 yrs, told officers AP1 threatened to kill him with the machete. AP1 was booked in JDC for PC Assault 2.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
3XX Broadway Ave W Saturday 6/2/12 0155hrs 12-167157
AP1/female, 24 yrs, & V1/female, 22 yrs, have mutual restraining orders against each other & saw each other at a bar. Both parties had numerous people in their parties when words were exchanged & a fight broke out. Security used mace & all parties were kicked out. V1 was in the back seat of a vehicle when AP1 & another female got into the front seats & struck V1, saying they were going to kill her. AP1 & the other female left before police arrived. V1 realized she had been cut in the forehead by a box cutter. V1 gave info about AP1 before she drove herself to the hospital. AP1 showed up at the hospital with a cut on her arm & was arrested. AP1 was booked in HCJ for PC Assault 2.
Assault 2—w/a Dangerous Weapon / 2nd Degree Domestic Assault
4XX Oliver Ave N Saturday 6/2/12 1019hrs 12-167396
V1/female, 38 yrs, stated she & AP1/male, 37 yrs, have been together for the past 6 months. V1 stated they argued over their relationship & she left. When V1 returned in the morning with V2/female, 33 yrs, her sister, she observed the house torn up inside & AP1 confronted the victims with a gun. AP1 told V1 & V2 that if they tried to leave he would shoot them. After some verbal exchanges, victims began to leave the residence & AP1 punched V1 in the face several times. V2 stepped between them & was also punched in the face & head. AP1 fled on foot but was located 20 minutes later & arrested. AP1 was booked in HCJ for PC Assault 2 & PC 2nd Degree Domestic Assault. Victims refused medical treatment.
Assault 4---Police/Emergency Personnel / Disorderly Conduct
7XX W Broadway Sunday 6/3/12 0313hrs 12-168478
S1/female, 17 yrs, was observed concealing merchandise inside her purse at the above address (Cub Foods). S1 informed the reporting officer that she had been consuming alcohol earlier in the evening. S1 became combative & began to loudly shout profanities inside the store. While being escorted to the squad, AP1 spit in officer’s face. S1 was transported to HCMC Special Care as she was intoxicated.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
32XX Knox Ave N Sunday 6/3/12 1459hrs 12-168872
Officers responded to a shooting at the above location & observed V1/male, 21 yrs, lying on the ground in the alley with a lot of blood around him. One officer stayed with V1, ordering an ambulance, while the other officer followed the blood trail to a restaurant that had a bullet hole in one of the windows. The manager told officer she heard a single shot & saw 4 males run in front of the restaurant. Officers went to the hospital & learned from medical staff that V1’s wound was non-life threatening. AP1/male, 17 yrs, was apprehended & after being read his rights, confessed that he shot V1 in retaliation for a previous shooting. AP1 was booked in JDC.
Assault 2---w/a Dangerous Weapon
4th St N & Broadway Ave W Sunday 6/3/12 1847hrs 12-169044
Officers responded on the report of a shooting & observed a dark colored Jeep that had damage to the front passenger side window where a bullet entered the vehicle & the driver’s rear wing window where the bullet exited the vehicle. Officers spoke to V5/female, 24 yrs who was sitting behind the front passenger. V1 stated she heard approx. 10 shots & covered her baby to protect her from flying bullets or glass. V3/female, 43 yrs, drove over the center median into traffic. The vehicle that was right next to them sped off & victims believed parties in that vehicle were involved. Officers checked the area & located 11 shell casings from 2 different caliber guns… a .45 automatic & a 9mm. V1/male, 25 yrs, was dropped off at the hospital in a different vehicle that had 9 bullet holes on the passenger side, broken windows, & a flat tire. V1 suffered a gunshot to his shoulder, that was non-life threatening. No suspect information.
Assault 2—w/a Dangerous Weapon / WEAP—Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit/ Discharge Weap
15XX Broadway Ave W Sunday 6/3/12 2135hrs 12-169167
S1/male, 18 yrs, was involved in a gun fight in front of the above location. S1 was hit in the leg, just above his knee. S1 then fled to his home several blocks away. Officers followed the blood trail left by S1 & discovered a loaded handgun. Witnesses showed officers where the fight took place & officers recovered several shell casings. S1 was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Since S1 was being admitted to the hospital, S1 will be charged by complaint.
Assault 4—Police/Emergency Personnel / False info to Police / Warrant
26th Ave N & Fremont Ave N Monday 6/4/12 2134hrs 12-170276
Officers observed a vehicle with a white light to the rear & conducted a traffic stop. AP1/female, 22 yrs, gave a false name to officers & her true name was discovered, as well as a warrant for her arrest. AP1 was transported to HCJ. While being escorted from the squad to the jail, AP1 intentionally scratched officer’s hand, causing skin to come off. AP1 was pushed against a pillar & she continued to dig & remove skin from officer’s hand. AP1 was booked in HCJ for PC Assault 4; PC False Info; & a Gross Misdemeanor Warrant.
ROBBIZ (Dominos Pizza)
52XX Sheridan Ave N Tuesday 5/29/12 2004hrs 12-163356
Officers responded to a Robbery of Biz & located V1/male, 34 yrs. V1 stated he was called to 51XX Sheridan N to deliver a pizza & they called back & changed the address to the above location. The caller stated the front door was broken & to go to the back. V1 saw 3 younger males, 17-20 yrs, when he showed up. The males approached V1 & one of them struck him in the side of the head while another put a semi-automatic gun to his head & demanded V1’s money or he would shoot. Suspects went through V1’s pockets & took his wallet & cash. They also removed the keys from the vehicle ignition & threw them. Loss was several financial cards; a SS card; $30 in cash; pizza; & V1’s phone (besides the tossed keys).
Broadway Ave W & James Ave N Tuesday 5/29/12 2100hrs 12-163424
Officers were dispatched to the hospital on the report of a patient with a gunshot wound to his leg. Officers spoke with W1/male, 34 yrs, who stated he & V1 had been out “joy riding” in V1’s vehicle & stopped at the Bee Hive gas station on Washington Ave to fill up. They then drove to the above location to vacuum V1’s vehicle. W1 stated he walked across the street to buy oil & when he returned, he observed several males standing around V1’s vehicle. When asked how V1 was shot, W1 kept changing his story until he said the suspects pointed a gun at V1 in an attempt to rob him, & shot him. W1 stated he & V1 switched seats so that W1 could drive V1 to the hospital. While at the hospital, officers obtained V1’s cell phone which contained multiple text messages regarding drug deals & drugs in exchange for a gun. V1’s wound is non-life threatening.
24XX 3rd St N Tuesday 5/29/12 2200hrs 12-164189
Officers were dispatched to a Robbery of Person call at the above location & met V1/male, 28 yrs, who stated when he was returning to his apt the previous night, 2 unknown males, 15-21 yrs, attempted to rob him at gunpoint. On this date, V1 recognized one of the suspects riding past the apt complex on a bicycle. V1 stated as he exited the elevator the previous night, he was approached by the 2 males who asked if he had a light. S1 then pulled out a gun & demanded what V1 had. V1 stated he looked at the handgun & observed it was a BB gun. V1 told the suspects he didn’t have anything & both suspects quickly exited the building. Officers searched for the suspect riding his bike on this date without success. No loss. V1 was not injured.
3XX 30th Ave N Wednesday 5/30/12 0323hrs 12-163673
Officer was dispatched to an Assault in progress & met V1/male, 48 yrs, who was lying on his back in the street. V1 was bleeding from his nose & mouth & had swelling all over his face. V1 stated he was assaulted by 2 males…one of which was his brother, S1/50-60 yrs. Suspects knocked him to the ground & struck him in the head with a baseball bat & kicked him in the head. S1 went into V1’s wallet & stole $420. V1 stated S1 was upset with him because he thought V1 broke into his storage locker while he was in prison & stole his property. V1 was transported to the hospital for his injuries. Suspects were GOA.
ROBPAG / Motor Vehicle Theft
24XX Dupont Ave N Wednesday 5/30/12 1720hrs 12-164277
Officer was dispatched to a carjacking that just occurred & spoke with V1/female, 21 yrs, who stated she drove up to the rear of the above address to say hi to a male friend V2/male, 32 yrs. V1 stated that while she was talking to V2, 2 younger males approached them. One suspect asked V1 if she was a gang member & she stated she was not. One of the suspects produced a semi-automatic handgun & told them not to move. Another suspect went through V2’s pockets & stole his wallet with his ID & Debit card. Suspects then got into V1’s truck & drove off. V1 stated her ID card was in the vehicle along with her cell phone. Victims were not injured. Suspects were GOA.
29th Ave N & Dupont Ave N Thursday 5/31/12 2008hrs 12-165577
Officer was dispatched to a Robbery of Person at the above location. V1/male, 30 yrs, stated he was robbed at gunpoint of his $150 cell phone & $10 in cash. V1 stated S1/male, 30-35 yrs, got out of a red SUV & ran up behind him. S1 demanded V1’s money as he pulled a black automatic out of his waistband & pointed it at V1’s leg. V1 then gave S1 the loss & S1 ran back towards the SUV. V1 was not injured. S1 was GOA.
18th Ave N & Emerson Ave N Thursday 5/31/12 2201hrs 12-165685
Officer was dispatched to 18XX Bryant Ave N on a Robbery report & met V1 & V2, females, both 21 yrs. V1 was holding an ice pack on her head & stated she was hit by one of the suspects. V1 stated she & V2 were walking & could hear 2 people coming up from behind them. V1 was hit on the head by one of the male suspects, both 25-30 yrs, & fell to the ground. S1 implied a gun & threatened to shoot them while demanding their money & belongings. V1 forfeited her $400 cell phone & V2 gave up her purse containing ID’s; SS card; debit cards; etc… V2 also lost another purse which contained clothes & hairspray. V1 refused medical. Suspects were GOA.
24XX 6th St N Thursday 5/31/12 2247hrs 12-165742
Officer was dispatched to a Robbery of Person & met V1/male, 25 yrs, who was holding a towel to the side of his face. V1 stated he was walking when a male approached him from between the alley, Lyndale & 24th & threw a punch at him. V1 & S1 began fighting on the sidewalk when S1/male, 18-25 yrs, came from an unknown direction & hit V1 in the face with an unknown object, knocking him to the ground. Once on the ground, S1 went through V1’s pockets & removed $45 before fleeing on foot. V1 stated there were about 6 males in this group, but only 2 participated in the robbery. V1 was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Suspects were not located.
17XX 25th Ave N Friday 6/1/12 1210hrs 12-166204
V1/female, 45 yrs, was walking down the alley when unknown S1/male, 20 yrs, approached & asked for a cigarette. S1 grabbed V1 by the throat & demanded her purse. S1 grabbed the purse, containing ID; a debit card; & $300 in cash & fled. V1 did not require medical attention.
ROBPER / 5th Degree Domestic Assault
16XX Girard Ave N Sunday 6/3/12 1800hrs 12-169661
S1/male, 39 yrs, is the ex-boyfriend of V1/female, 38 yrs. V1 does not live with S1 anymore because he has assaulted her in the past. S1 drove by V1 while she was on the sidewalk & jumped out of the vehicle. S1 pushed V1 against a stop sign & punched her 2-3 times, which knocked her down. S1 also kicked V1 & grabbed her wallet containing MN ID; papers; & $840 in cash (the rent money). S1 then fled in the vehicle. V1 refused medical treatment. V1 completed a Domestic Violence supplement & was advised on a restraining order.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit
16XX Girard Ave N Sunday 6/3/12 1040hrs 12-168659
Officer observed a vehicle that was on the “Attempt to Locate” list & conducted a Traffic Stop. AP1/ male, 42 yrs, was taken into custody & found to have a Revoked DL. During an inventory search of the vehicle, officer recovered a revolver with one live round in the cylinder directly under the driver’s seat. AP1 was booked in HCJ for PC Weapons.
WEAP---Carry a Weapon w/out a Permit / Loiter w/intent Narcotics
24th Ave N & Emerson Ave N Monday 6/4/12 1737hrs 12-170001
Officers conducting surveillance observed occupants of a vehicle involved in narcotics activity (buying & selling suspected marijuana). AP1/male, 20 yrs, was the driver & AP2/male, 22 yrs, was the passenger. The vehicle drove off & traveled one block before stopping to talk with AP3/male, 20 yrs. AP1 & AP2 gestured for him to get in the back seat. The vehicle was stopped by a marked squad & several baggies of suspected marijuana were recovered. A loaded handgun was also recovered. AP1 was booked in HCJ for PC Weapons; AP2 & AP3 were booked in HCJ for Misdemeanor Loiter w/intent Narcotics.