March 2013 Safety Report
Fulton Safety committee report: March, 2013
(Submitted by Dave Delvoye)
Fulton neighborhood crime reports
February 13 Between 1:10 and 8:50 a.m., unknown suspect(s) burglarized Perspectives Vision Clinic, 3102 West 50th St.
February 13 Between 5:50 and 7:40 p.m., an unknown suspect broke out the passenger side window of a vehicle which was parked in the northeast corner of the lot at the Pinehurst Properties building, 4999 France Ave, and took a bag containing an iPad from the front passenger seat. The responding officer noted that, although there are surveillance cameras in the lot, no one could be located who knew how to operate the camera system.
February 13 Between 5:30 and 8:25 p.m., an unknown suspect broke out the driver’s side rear window of a vehicle which was parked in the lot behind Pig & Fiddle, 3812 West 50th St, and took unlisted items. The responding officer noted that there were no surveillance cameras at this location.
February 15 At about 8:50 p.m., a suspect approached two people waiting at the bus stop on the southeast corner of 53rd & Xerxes. The suspect displayed a black handgun and demanded the victims’ wallets, cell phones, and backpack. Fearing for their safety, the victims handed over their property to the suspect. The suspect then told the victims not to move and left eastbound on 53rd St.
February 16 Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., an unknown suspect ripped out a light fixture above the front door of a home on the 4900 block of Russell. The light had been on and the wires were left hanging.
February 16 Between 11 p.m. and 9 a.m., an unknown suspect stole a light fixture from the front doorstep of a home on the 4800 block of Russell. The fixture was apparently yanked out. Wires were stretched and hanging down and two screws and wire nuts were found on the ground.
February 16 Between 10 p.m. and 10 a.m., an unknown suspect stole a light fixture from the front doorstep of a home on the 4800 block of Russell. The fixture was removed and the wires were left hanging down.
February 26 At about 8:35 a.m., a squad monitoring traffic at 50th & Xerxes stopped a vehicle which had no passenger side brake light. A 16-year-old male was cited for driving with a suspended license and truancy. The suspect was transported to school. The vehicle was left legally parked at the request of the registered owner, the suspect’s father.
March 5 Between 5 p.m. and 8 a.m., an unknown suspect stole a vehicle which was parked on the street on the 5100 block of Queen. The key was in the vehicle.
Other crime reports: Linden Hills, Armatage, Kenny, Lynnhurst
Forced entry property crimes
February 11 Between 8 p.m. and 7:30 a.m., an unknown suspect gained entry by unknown means to a locked vehicle which was parked in the rear driveway of a home on the 5800 block of Colfax in Kenny, rummaged through it, and took unlisted item(s).
February 12 Between 1 and 8 a.m., a theft from motor vehicle was reported on the 5800 block of Bryant in Kenny.
February 14 Between 9 and 11 p.m., an unknown suspect kicked in the side door of a home on the 5500 block of Emerson in Kenny and took unlisted items.
February 20 Between 10:45 p.m. and 5:30 a.m., an unknown suspect removed the light fixture outside the front door of a home on the 1900 block of West 49th St in Lynnhurst.
February 26 At about 11 a.m., a theft from motor vehicle was reported at West 42nd St & West Lake Harriet Parkway in Linden Hills.
March 7 Between 11:30 p.m. and 7 a.m., an unknown suspect smashed the driver’s side window of a vehicle which was parked in the driveway of a home on the 4100 block of Zenith in Linden Hills and took a wallet.
March 9 At about noon, a resident of a home on the 4700 block of Emerson in Lynnhurst heard suspects pry open the rear door of the house. The resident then saw a suspect in the living room of the home. The resident yelled at the suspect, who fled out the rear door. The resident ran toward the door and saw the suspect get into the passenger side of a vehicle. Another suspect got into the driver’s side. The vehicle then left the area.
March 9 Between 8:00 and 9:30 p.m., an unknown suspect broke the driver’s side window of a vehicle which was parked in the lot at Café Maude, 5411 Penn Ave in Armatage, and took an iPod.
February 13 At about 9:45 a.m., a suspect robbed a victim at gunpoint on the 4600 block of Bryant Ave in Lynnhurst. The loss was not listed. The suspect was gone when police arrived.
February 14 At about 9:45 p.m., officers were dispatched to West Minnehaha Parkway & Bryant Ave in Lynnhurst regarding suspicious persons who carried a wooden dresser from a vehicle and dropped it off of the nearby footbridge into Minnehaha Creek. When officers arrived at the scene, three suspects fled on foot, leaving the vehicle behind. The three suspects later returned to the vehicle and were apprehended. Three seventeen-year-old males were cited for littering on park property and released to their parents.
March 7 At about noon, police recovered a stolen vehicle which was parked at an address on the 4900 block of Morgan in Lynnhurst.
March 9 At about 9:10 p.m., police stopped a vehicle traveling eastbound on West 44th St which failed to make a complete stop at a Stop sign at Beard Ave. An officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. The driver took a prescription bottle containing a small amount of marijuana out of his jacket pocket. The officer saw a clear plastic baggie containing marijuana under the front seat passenger’s left leg. 25-year-old Samuel Martin Zimmer of Eden Prairie was cited for possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and driving without a valid license and proof of insurance.
The Fulton Safety Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 26, at 7 p.m.
at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 4801 France Ave.