Thursday, September 14, 2006

Criminals Gangs Terrorize University Of Minnesota


Armed criminal gangs have struck hard on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, assaulting victims with baseball bats or clubs for no apparent motive. The University of Minnesota Police have issued a Crime Alert:

Assault Incidents
posted: september 13, 2006

In the early morning of Saturday, September 9, 2006 there were three separate incidents in which male victims were approached by a group of males and physically assaulted on or near the East Bank of the University of Minnesota. In two of the incidents the victim was assaulted with either a baseball bat or a stick. At least two of the victims needed to be hospitalized due to the extent of their injuries. These incidents were not robberies and there is no other apparent motive. Times and locations were as follows:

12:30 AM, 16th and University Avenue SE, (University Police Case)
2:00 AM, 12th Avenue SE and Como Avenue SE, (Minneapolis Police Case)
2:15 AM, 12th Avenue SE and Talmadge Avenue SE, (Minneapolis Police Case)

The suspects in the incidents were all males. The reported number of assailants in these cases ranged from 5 to 15. Members of the University community who are walking in and around the campus at night are reminded to be aware of their surroundings, travel with a companion(s), and use the free Campus Escort Service which can be accessed by calling 612-624-WALK. Carry a cell phone if you have one and do not hesitate to call 911 on or off campus if you observe suspicious circumstances or are in fear. Minneapolis and University of Minnesota Police are in continuous radio communication, either or both will respond.

If you may have seen such a group as described around that time, in that location, or have information on any of these incidents is asked to contact the Minneapolis Police Tips Line at 612-692-8477, Sergeant Erika Christensen of the Minneapolis Police Department at 612-673-3407, or the University of Minnesota Police at 612-624-COPS.
In recent weeks I have written about the increased violence on or near campus. I have posted about numerous assaults. I have posted concerns of the president of the university. The violence continues.

Please use caution.