May 2013 Safety Report
Fulton Safety committee report: May, 2013
(Submitted by Dave Delvoye)
The 5th Precinct Open House is set for Tuesday, May 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 3101 Nicollet Ave. The event features information displays and demonstrations from the Bomb Squad, K-9, SWAT, 311, Horse Patrol, Police Activities League, Park Police, and a performance by the Police Band. Free refreshments will be available.
On May 5, 2013 at around 2:25 p.m., an attempted kidnapping occurred near 36th St W/Zenith Av S. A 13yo female was riding her bike when she was approached from the front by three males. One of the suspects grabbed her by the wrist and said they would hurt her if she made any noise. The victim screamed and at that time the suspects looked at one another and fled northbound from the area on foot. It’s unknown if there was a vehicle parked nearby. There have been no similar incidents reported.
#1 White male, 30-45yo, unknown length brown hair, very muscular build described as similar to a wrestler
#2 White male, 30-45yo, blond hair in a “buzz” cut
#3 White male, 30-45yo, no further description
There is no clothing description available.
Things You Can Do:
If you see anyone matching these descriptions or any other suspicious activity, please call 911.
If you have any further information about this incident, please contact Sgt. Wallerich at (612)673-2864.
Please see below for tips to keep your children safe.
Fulton neighborhood crime reports
April 13 Between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m., a victim’s vehicle was stolen at an address on the 5300 block of Chowen. The police report was made on April 25.
April 18 An officer took a report of a burglary of dwelling which occurred at an address on the 4900 block of Ewing between 11 p.m. April 18 and 11 a.m. April 19.
April 19 Between April 19 and 22, an unknown suspect stole a bike from a garage on the 5100 block of Upton. A resident stated that the garage might have been unlocked. The garage door was found halfway open.
April 22 Between 7:45 and 8:55 a.m., an unknown suspect cut a telephone wire to a home on the 5200 block ofChowen and a cable TV wire to a neighbor’s home. The wires were cut at the wooden power pole along the alley.
April 24 Between April 24 and 26, an unknown suspect stole a bike from a garage on the 4800 block of Drew. There was no forced entry.
Other crime reports: Linden Hills, Armatage, Kenny, Lynnhurst
Forced entry property crimes
April 9 Between 10:30 p.m. and 7:45 a.m., a garage on the 4900 block of Penn in Lynnhurst was burglarized.
April 12 Between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., an unknown suspect broke into a vehicle which was parked at an address on the 5400 block of Penn in Armatage and took unlisted items.
April 17 Between 8:30 a.m. and 5:45 p.m., an unknown suspect broke into a home on the 5800 block of Sheridan Ave in Armatage and took unlisted items.
April 24 Between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m., a theft from motor vehicle and garage burglary occurred at an address on the 3800 block of Washburn in Linden Hills.
April 26 Between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., an unknown suspect kicked in the front door of a home on the 4100 block of Sheridan in Linden Hills and took sterling silverware from a china cabinet in the dining/living room.
April 27 Between 1 p.m. April 27 and 10 a.m. April 28, an unknown suspect broke into a garage and vehicle at an address on the 4100 block of France in Linden Hills and took unlisted item(s).
April 28 Between midnight and 8 a.m., an unknown suspect broke the driver’s side rear window of a vehicle which was parked in the rear driveway of a home on the 4300 block of Ewing in Linden Hills and took a computer bag containing unlisted item(s).
April 30 At about 12:30 p.m., police responded to a burglary at an address on the 5600 block of Humboldt in Kenny. The suspect(s) were gone when officers arrived.
May 1 Between 1 and 5 a.m., an unknown suspect jimmied open the driver’s door lock of a vehicle which was parked on the street on the 4000 block of Upton in Linden Hills, rummaged through it, and took earbuds and a work planner.
May 2 Between 12:30 and 8:05 p.m., an unknown suspect forced entry through the front door to a home on the 4300 block of Zenith in Linden Hills and took unlisted items.
May 4 Between 8:05 and 9:35 a.m., an unknown suspect broke out the front passenger side window of a vehicle which was parked on the 4000 block of West Lake Harriet Parkway in Linden Hills and took a purse.
April 26 Between 8 p.m. April 26 and 7:30 p.m. April 27, an unknown suspect entered a garage on the 3800 block of Chowen in Linden Hills through an open overhead door and took a bike.
April 27 Between 11 p.m. April 27 and 10 p.m. April 28, an unknown suspect entered an unlocked vehicle which was parked in front of a home on the 4200 block of Ewing in Linden Hills, rummaged through it, and took a computer bag and laptop computer.
April 29 Between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., an unknown suspect entered a garage on the 4200 block of Drew in Linden Hills through an unlocked door. No loss was reported.
April 15 At about 11:45 a.m., a resident of a home on the 5700 block of Dupont in Kenny confronted two suspects who were trying to steal a custom-made gas grill from the rear driveway. The suspects pushed the grill out of the rear of their pickup truck, drove through a neighbor’s yard, and fled from the area. The resident tried to follow the suspects, but lost them at 57th & Penn. The resident gave the license plate number of the truck to police.
April 21 At about 11:30 p.m., officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at an address on the 4300 block of Upton in Linden Hills. The report proved to be unfounded. A 17-year-old male was cited for curfew violation and transported home.
April 26 At about 10:20 p.m., officers responded to a report of verbal domestic abuse at an address on the 5500 block of Penn in Armatage. The report proved to be unfounded. 22-year-old Travis Riley Hale of 5510 Penn Ave South was arrested for a misdemeanor warrant out of Ramsey County for 5th degree assault. Hale has prior convictions in Hennepin County for disorderly conduct (2) and burglary of a government, religious, historic, or school building.
Tips to Keep Your Children Safe
1. Teach your child(ren) your address and phone number, including the area code. Instruct your child(ren) on how to use the telephone to call home, and in an emergency, 911.
2. Keep an updated file on your child, including a photograph and physical description. If your child is under two years of age, you should update the information at least four times each year.
3. Pay close attention to the clothing your child is wearing each day and never display your child’s name on his/or clothes or books. Children will often respond to strangers who call them by name.
4. Make sure your child knows what to do should you become separated in a public place. Your child should immediately make a report to a facility employee and should not attempt to search for you.
5. Select a secret code word that only you and your child know. Tell your child never to go with anyone who does not know this code.
6. Keep a set of your child’s footprints, fingerprints and dental records.
7. Leave instructions with your child’s school to notify you immediately if he/she is absent and provide them with written information on which people are authorized to pick your child up after school.
8. Educate your children on the many tactics used by abductors to lure them away. Teach them to immediately leave the area if a stranger is present. If your child is grabbed, instruct your child to yell “fire” (or “stranger”) People are more likely to respond to those shouts than to cries of “help.”
9. Survey the recreation and school routes your child uses. Point out any dangerous areas such as vacant lots, alleyways, busy streets, etc. Teach your child what to do should he/she be followed.
10. Join or organize a “safe home” program with your neighbors to establish secure homes where your children can go for help.
The Fulton Safety Committee will meet on Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m.
at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 4801 France Ave.