March Crime Reports

Fulton, Linden Hills, Armatage, Kenny, Lynnhurst

Forced entry property crimes

March 12 Between 1:20 and 3:55 p.m., an unknown suspect broke out the passenger side window of a vehicle which was parked at West 42nd St & West Lake Harriet Parkway in Linden Hills. No loss was reported.

March 13 At about 1:50 a.m., officers responded to a report of two male suspects going through cars on the 3900 block of Drew in Linden Hills. A witness pointed out the victim's vehicle to officers: a Bluetooth, cell phone charger, and vehicle owner's manual were taken. Police brought in a K-9 unit and checked the area. The suspects fled through the Minikahda Golf Course.

March 14 Between 9 a.m. March 14 and 1:10 a.m. March 15, an unknown suspect entered a vehicle and a garage at a home on the 5700 block of Upton in Armatage. No loss was reported.

March 14 Between 9 p.m. and 9 a.m., an unknown suspect entered a vehicle which was parked at an address on the 5000 block of Logan in Lynnhurst and took a wallet and sunglasses.

March 17 Between 1:00 and 10:55 p.m., an unknown suspect kicked in the back door of a residence on the 5800 block of Penn in Armatage and took a digital converter and DVD player.

March 18 Between March 18 and April 4, an unknown suspect entered an unlocked home on the 4900 block of Zenith and took medication and a checkbook from a bedroom.

March 24 At about 9:10 p.m., an unknown suspect pried the back door of Perspectives Vision Clinic, 3102 West 50th St. It appears that no entry was made to the business.

March 24 At about 9:30 p.m., an unknown suspect pried the door to a vacant business suite at 3100 West 50th St. No entry was made. This space is next to Perspectives Vision Clinic - see the report above.

March 25 At about 12:15 a.m., police cited 23-year-old Jonathan Daniel Ryan (no address given) for tampering with a motor vehicle at an address on the 5200 block of Vincent. A 17-year-old female was also cited for tampering with a motor vehicle and curfew violation.

March 27 At about 9:55 p.m., officers stopped a male for jaywalking on 50th Street near France Ave. Officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the male. Officers found the male to be in possession of narcotics. 25-year-old Kyle Patrick Bell of 3010 20th Ave South was arrested for a felony narcotics violation. Bell has prior convictions in Freeborn County for carrying a pistol without a permit and criminal damage to property.

March 27 Between 6:15 and 11 p.m., a home on the 4100 block of Drew in Linden Hills was burglarized.

April 2 At about 10:30 p.m., officers responded to a burglary at a home on the 4500 block of Upton in Linden Hills. An unknown suspect had cut a screen and broken a window on the front of the house. Nothing inside the home was disturbed or taken.

April 4 Between 6 p.m. April 4 and noon April 5, unknown suspect(s) cut a chain and stole four bikes from the back yard of a home on the 5300 block of Chowen. Six bikes had been locked to a bike rack.

April 5 At about 2:05 a.m., officers responded to a report of several males checking the doors of vehicles and arrested four suspects on the 5200 block of Ewing. 21-year-old Simon Grant Meyer of 5416 Columbus Ave, 20-year-old Dylan Selby Benkenstein of 4508 Vincent Ave South, and 20-year-old William James Peterson of 4033 Chowen Ave South were arrested for lurking with intent to commit a crime and fleeing police on foot. 20-year-old John Alexander Stavrou of 5063 Nicollet Ave was arrested for consumption of liquor by a minor, loitering with intent, fleeing police on foot, and felony possession of burglary tools. Two bikes were recovered. Meyer has been arrested in Minneapolis 3 times in the past five months and has prior convictions in Hennepin County for domestic assault (2), driving while intoxicated (2), theft, and felony theft of a firearm.

April 5 Between 8 p.m. and 9 a.m., an unknown suspect stole a vehicle which was parked in a driveway in front of a home on the 4600 block of Upton in Linden Hills.

April 7 At about 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a burglary of an occupied home on the 4800 block of Thomas.

 

Unsecured property

March 12 Between 7 p.m. and 8:20 a.m., unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked vehicle which was parked in front of a home on the 4200 block of Chowen in Linden Hills and used a garage door opener to gain access to the garage. Three bikes were stolen from the garage.

March 25 Between 1 and 8 p.m., an unknown suspect entered an unlocked vehicle in the parking lot near 44th & Upton behind Great Harvest Bread, rummaged through it, and took change and a GPS unit and charger.

April 1 Between 12:30 and 7:30 a.m., an unknown suspect entered a garage on the 5200 block of Girard in Lynnhurst through an open overhead door and took a bike.

 

Other incidents

March 22 At about 11:50 p.m., officers stopped a vehicle which had no tail lights at 55th & Upton in Armatage. 18-year-old Brett Erin Beilke of St Louis Park was cited for a traffic violation and possession of drug paraphernalia.

March 23 At about 9:50 a.m., police cited 49-year-old Mariano DeLeon of 5320 Zenith Ave for removing solid waste without permission at an address on the 6000 block of Vincent Ave in Armatage.

March 23 At about 5:45 p.m., police saw a person holding a sign requesting money on the westbound exit ramp at Crosstown Highway 62 & Xerxes Ave. The area is posted for No Trespassing. 51-year-old Kevin Charles Smith of 5633 Chicago Ave was cited for trespassing. Smith has prior convictions in Hennepin County for 4th degree criminal sexual conduct, driving while intoxicated, theft, disorderly conduct, and trespassing (2).

March 24 At about 9:20 a.m., a suspect exposed himself to a victim at an address on the 6100 block of Sheridan in Armatage.

March 25 At about 12:05 a.m., officers responding to complaints about kid trouble found three males sitting on the roof of a garage behind a home on the 5400 block of Girard in Kenny. The males were from the area but did not live on this block. A 16-year-old male and two 15-year-old males were cited for curfew violation and released to parents/guardians.

March 25 At about 11:30 a.m., police responded to a complaint about persons taking items from garbage containers and going into garages and yards on the 5700 block of Xerxes in Armatage. Officers cited 30-year-old Earl Junior Gunn, 31-year-old David Ray Mitchell, and 25-year-old Mya Maria Vezina, who are all residents of Brooklyn Park, for removing solid waste without permission.

April 1 At about 11:30 p.m., police at West 50th St and West Minnehaha Parkway in Lynnhurst found five people in the park after hours. A 17-year-old male, a 16-year-old male, and three 17-year-old females were cited for curfew violation.

April 4 At about 11:20 p.m., officers responded to a 911 call at Lynnhurst Field, 49th & Humboldt. Officers saw a group of males by the tennis courts. Several of the males fled on foot or bike. Four adults were stopped, identified, and sent from the area. A 16-year-old male and a 17-year-old male were cited for curfew violation and transported home.