STATE OF THE PRECINCT
Summary of Crime statistics for last 28 days, (04/10/22-05/08/22) compared with same in 2021
Assault 63 up from 60 (incl. domestic agg.aslt. 4, down from 7)
Burg, B&E 30 down from 46 AND down from the 3 year average
Vandalism 66 up from 49
Homicide 0 0
Larceny/theft 228 up from 192
M.V. Theft 60 up from 49
Robbery 7 down from 25 (incl carjacking 1, down from 4)
Sex offenses 8 up from 2
Stolen prop. 1 down from 2
Weapon law violations ** 9 up from 8
Shots fired calls 22 up from 14
Gunshot wounds 5 up from 2
** Weapons law violation — Atty. Okoronkwo explained that this is just a broad violation definition: a person has a gun who is not supposed to have one in their possession for any of a number of reasons. They may have a prior conviction or may have committed a domestic assault. From Ms Ihrke: a felon is not supposed to possess a gun.
STATE OF THE PRECINCT: Lt. Nelson reporting:
We have 16 people completing their Field Training by the end of June, so they’ll be ready to work independently. They’ve done their 5-months of on-the-job training with their field officer. We have ten more who are starting their Field Training.
You may have read that the MN State Patrol and the BCA will be working some high visibility patrols through the summer. They will be working mostly on the North Focus Zone in the 4th Precinct and the South Focus Zone on Lake Street from Hiawatha to 35W, plus the area between Nicollet and Hennepin Avenues. Check Tiny URL https://tinyurl.com/226jktk3
MPD will still respond to 911 calls.
The MPD offered 5 listening sessions to hear what residents want in the next Police Chief. Here’s a brief summary of the program: https://tinyurl.com/ntwu62bf
Spring Jam was quiet for several reasons, including the weather. It was 39 degrees and raining. EQ: Also, there were several comments in the Minnesota Daily about having bands that were bigger draws in other years.
Art-A-Whirl is coming this month in the NE Arts quarter of Minneapolis. It’s May 20-22 and here’s a map: https://nemaa.org/art-a-whirl/art-a-whirl-map/
P.O. Ihrke reported charges filed from 2nd Precinct incidents:
- 9 felony assaults,
- 1 burglary,
- 1 felony traffic incident (fleeing)
- 1 obscenity
- 2 robberies.
Emilie Quast, Board member
MPD Second Precinct Advisory Council