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Police Scuffle With 16-Year Old Shoplifter

A roundup of crimes and incidents reported to the Minneapolis Police Department on Oct. 13 and 14.

Police Scuffle With 16-Year Old Shoplifter

Shortly before 11 p.m. on Oct. 13, a 16 year-old tried to steal an unknown number of items from the Windom Cub Foods.

When an officer with the Minneapolis Police Department told the young woman that her mother would be told that she had been caught shoplifting, the young woman fled on foot. The officer gave chase, and managed to catch her. At that point, according to a report filed with the Minneapolis Police Department, the young woman “used physical force” in an attempt to escape. Despite this, the officer managed to handcuff her after forcing her to the ground.

The young woman was cited for shoplifting and transported to the Juvenile Supervision Center, as it was after curfew.


Oct. 14

A car parked on the 1400 block of West 42nd Street was broken into between 8 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. while its driver was out for a run. The driver’s purse was taken and told police that the thief tried to use her bank card several times “in the Lake Harriet Area.”

A car parked on the 3400 block of Girard Avenue South suffered minor damage to its side door and fender from a hit-and-run.

A resident of the 3900 block of Elliot Avenue South reported himself as the victim of a domestic assault after he had a box thrown at him by a unidentified a member of his household. The box cut him above the eye, but he refused medical attention.

A 15-year old and two 14-year olds walking down the 3600 block of King’s Highway around midnight were cited for being out after curfew. They told officers they were on their way home from a movie. Officers transported them home.

A driver at the intersection of West 38th Street and Lyndale Avenue South was cited for driving without a valid drivers’ license around 6 p.m. after officers pulled him over for driving with a brake light out


Oct. 13

A person told police they were robbed shortly before 10:30 p.m. on the 3300 block of Blaisdell Avenue South. The suspect also made off with the victim’s vehicle. The police report provided no further information.

A garage on the 5600 block of Morgan Avenue South was broken into overnight.

Three cars parked near the intersection of West 43rd Street and West Lake Harriet Parkway were broken into around 8 a.m.

A local resident reported that someone had tried to fraudulently use their credit cards after the cards and other items were stolen from their car when it was parked in the 50th and France area between 12:40 p.m. and 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 12.

A juvenile resident of the 4400 block of Colfax Avenue South returned home after being reported missing by his parents earlier this week. Police cited him for running away from home.

A driver on the 100 block of West 35th Street and another on the 1700 block of West 54th Street were cited for driving without proof of insurance.

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