There has been of rash of burglaries in Fulton neighborhood this summer. The Minneapolis Police Department tells us “We did an alley sweep for the past couple of days in Kingfield, Lynnhurst and Fulton neighborhood and the themes are the same: more opportunity and more crime. Lynnhurst and Fulton had 18 open garages, and the further you go to the west the more expensive equipment you find. The average number of open garages is about 10-12 per neighborhood, and most owners we spoke to do know about the break-ins, but somehow they do not think it will happen to them”. We thank the Police Department for doing some preventative sweeps in the neighborhood and now it is our turn to respond: lock your doors and windows! The MPD 5th Precinct has put together a Burglary Prevention Flyer to help us all remember some basic crime prevention strategies.
Also, please keep an eye out for your neighbors- if you see an open garage door be sure to tell them right away!
August 2014 Safety Report
In the past week, the Minneapolis Police Department’s Fifth Precinct has had 12 reported garage burglaries, and unfortunately 11 out of 12 of them were because the garages were left open, or the service door was unlocked. The main items that have been stolen have been bicycles, but also money from unlocked vehicles, tools, and other miscellaneous items.
Please Always Remember to Lock Your Doors!
What You Can Do:
- Call 911 on suspicious activity at the time it occurs
- Lock your doors and windows (vehicles, homes, garages)
- Record the make/model/serial number on all valuables (Very important for bikes!)
- Install a deadbolt on your garage service door and consider an audible alarm
- Properly secure your bike with a lock that is difficult to compromise, like a u-lock. Register your bike for free by calling 311 or visit: http://www.minneaoplismn.gov/bicycles/bicycling010/registration
- Do not leave valuables visible inside vehicles (GPS, purse, wallet, laptop or bag, iPod, aftermarket stereo, etc)
More Information & Getting Involved:
If you’re traveling on Hwy 62 between France Avenue and Penn Avenue you may encounter overnight lane closures in both directions beginning Monday, June 23. The closures will run through the end of the week.
The intermittent lane closures will run from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. as crews hang overhead signs and continue work on the Xerxes Avenue bridge.
The Xerxes Avenue bridge is scheduled to reopen in early July.
A road reconstruction project on Penn Ave from 50th to 54th St. is expected to begin in May. To stay updated on the schedule and progress, please check the project Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/#!/PennAvenueSouth
We encourage Facebook members to “Like” the page to follow along with the construction progress.
Xerxes Avenue Construction Projects 2014
Project 1. Xerxes Avenue Bridge Reconstruction
Managed by: MN DOT
Start Date: April 7, 2014
Estimated Completion Date: July, 2014
Summary of work: Remove and replace the bridge decks, panels and approaches; Replace bridge rails;
Upgrade pedestrian crossings at ramp intersections to meet modern accessibility standards
Public meeting(s): None