Wednesday, October 11, 2006

University Robberies Continue & Other Minneapolis Crime

The University of Minnesota Police have issued another campus crime alert following two broad daylight robberies. The brazen manner of these criminals is very troubling, and caution should be exercised:

robberies - st. paul campus
POSTED: october 11, 2006

There have been two recent robberies along Cleveland Avenue on the St. Paul Campus. One occurred near the intersection of Buford Avenue and the other was near the intersection of Doswell Avenue. Both locations are just south of Bailey Hall. They occurred as follows:

Just before 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 10, 2006, a young adult visitor to campus was robbed near the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Buford Avenue. One of the suspects implied that he had a gun. The victim was not injured and the suspects fled with his wallet and backpack and departed in a dark colored mini-van being driven by a third suspect. The suspects were described by the victim as being two males in their late teens to early twenties, approximately six-feet tall, of light build, and of East-African origin. One was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, and the other was dressed in dark clothing.

Just after 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11, 2006, a student was robbed near the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Doswell Avenue. The victim was approached by two males who demanded the victim's book bag. One of the suspects held something to the victim's back while the suspects wrestled the victim to the ground. The suspects took the victim's book bag and ran westbound on Doswell Avenue from Cleveland Avenue. The victim was not seriously injured. Both suspects were described as being males in their early twenties, approximately 5' 6" to 5' 10" tall with medium builds and dark complexions. One suspect was described as wearing a brown striped thigh-length long-sleeve shirt and blue jeans and the other was described as wearing an orange long-sleeve shirt.
Cleveland Avenue is a busy thoroughfare in the afternoon, and it is hoped that somebody witnessed the incidents as they were driving or walking by. Anyone with information regarding the suspects or the vehicle in either incident is encouraged to call the University of Minnesota Police Department (UMPD) at 612-624-COPS (2677) to assist us in solving this crime.
Meanwhile, other than students getting mugged in the middle of the day in Mayor Rybak's Minneapolis, not much else happening. Except...this from the 4th Precinct:

CCN: MP 06-284329
LOCATION: 6th St. N. & 31st Ave. N.
TIME: 2045 hrs October 2, 2006
DESCRIPTION: Officers responded to SHOOT at above location. The victims sustained gunshot wounds to their legs. Both victims were transported to NMMC with non-life threatening injuries.

CCN: 06-284388, Squad 463, Officer’s Haugland and Beeks were en route to HCJ with a prisoner and were eastbound on 4th St S and were entering the intersection at 2nd Ave S when a vehicle drove through the red light heading southbound on 2nd Ave S. Officer Beeks attempted to avoid the collision but collided with the right rear passenger side of the vehicle causing moderate damage. Squad (460) sustained moderate front end damage.
Officers were slightly injured. The prisoner claimed that his back was injured and was transported to HCMC via ambulance and was eventually booked at HCJ. Traffic squad responded and handled the state accident report.

CCN: 06-284594, Squad 425, Officer’s Taylor and Tuma initiated a TLE at 0154 hours in the area of Lyndale Ave N/Lowry Ave N. The rear passenger bails and is seen running from the vehicle with a pistol in his hand. He was never found. The driver was booked for CANCELIPS. One of the passengers had a warrant and was booked at HCJ.

CCN: MP 06-285743
LOCATION: Girard Av. N. & 18th Ave. N.
TIME: 0510 hrs October 4, 2006
DESCRIPTION: The victim showed up at HCMC with a grazing gun shot wound to the thigh. The victim reported that he was shot during an attempted robbery. The victim reported that this incident occurred at 0200 hours.

Assault 3
36XX Fremont Av N

Squads were sent to above on an assault. Officers arrive and find the victim sitting on the sidewalk outside above. This victim was hit and kicked in the face and head by unknown suspects. During the assault, victim tried to run away but as he stepped off the curb he snapped his ankle, severely breaking his ankle. Victim transported to the hospital via ambulance.

13XX Irving Ave N

A male and female who were boyfriend/girlfriend were in a verbal argument. During the argument the male struck the female in the head with a cutting board and the female stabbed the male. The male received a non life threatening injury to his arm. The male was transported to HCMC and the female was booked for Aslt2.

False Info

On 10-07-06 Officer Hagen in squad 410 conducted a traffic stop. The 2 occupants of the vehicle got out and smelled of marijuana. While Officer Hagen was investigating a handgun was observed on the passenger floor of the vehicle. Both parties were taken into custody for the weapon. Burnt marijuana residue was located in the vehicle along with the gun which was found to be a stolen gun. One of the parties gave a false name. Both parties were adults and booked into HCJ for PC Weapons, R&C and giving a false name to police.

2600 block Penn Av N
0355 hrs

Squad 425 was traveling SB on Penn when officers observe a male lying in the street and females screaming for help on the sidewalk. Females tell officers male victim was apparently assaulting his girlfriend (a witness to stabbing) when two suspects intervened. One suspect stabbed victim in the eye while the second suspect punched and kicked him. Both suspects fled the area before police arrived. Female witnesses claim the suspects are unknown to them and unknown why they would stab the victim.

Victims injury was non-life threatening.

On 10/08/2006 at 1332 Officer responded to 43XX James on the report of a shooting. The victim was shot in the head and at the time of this email is alive and being treated at NMMC.

The shooting occurred inside 43XX Knox when 3 males (victim, witness, witness) entered the residence. The victim was shot in the head and the victim’s money was taken, as was the witness’s money.

LOCATION: 17XX Broadway Ave. N.
TIME: 1433 hrs October 9, 2006
DESCRIPTION: The victim was inside “Slice of Chicago” located at Broadway and James when an argument ensued. Victim ran out of the business and WB on Broadway. Suspects shot at the victim and hit him once in the right lower leg and once in the left thigh. Victim then ran into the YMCA located at above. 911 was then called. Officer escorted the victim to the hospital. Victim did not have life threatening injuries.
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