Our speaker, Lt. Mario Ruberto, is in the Metro-Transit Police Dept. His presentation was summarized in Part 1 of this report
COURTWATCH: Sandra Filardo, Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, presented updates: NATALIE BOX was convicted of 1st degree agg. robbery and 1st degree assault. She is in DOC w/ scheduled release on 2/7/23, parole until 4/8/25. JONELL BUTLER has a jury trial scheduled for 7/22 on 1st d agg-rob and 1st d. assault. SAMUEL HASSE has a 7/22 hearing for disorderly conduct; at a 7/2 hearing he was released to treatment on 7/3; he is being held for 8/14 hearing for other hearings in Ramsey and Dakota counties. JOHNNY HALL is meeting probation guidelines and remains on probation until 9/17/20. DANIEL HEACOCK had a hearing on 7/9/19. PAULA HEILLE remains on probation until 7/12/21 and is meeting probation rules. SPENCER HERMES was expected to be released on 7/26 to find a job; is on Electronic Home Monitoring. CODY HORTON had a review hearing on 7.18/19. MAHAD ISMAIL is on probation to 7/29/19. JOSHUA POPLAWSKI will be in the workhouse until 10/20/19 and will be on probation to 8/27/20 after his release. JAMES ZACCARDI is in mental health court but is on probation until 5/24/21 and seems to be doing well. MICHAEL ZACCARDI is on probation until 4/5/22, standard felony probation conditions apply. Natalie Box, Paula Heille, Mahad Ismael were removed from the list.
MENTAL HEALTH COURT AND DRUG COURTS: Ms. Filardo: If people are accepted into these courts, they receive treatment and resources that are intended to return them to good mental health. This is a compassionate, problem-solving response instead of punishment. This process is treated as a continuing case: they always see the same judge and the same prosecutor. Many people who go through these courts get the support they need from the program; we know because they do not violate again.
PRECINCT REPORT: Officer Christie Nelson reported that the predictable “summer” crimes are happening. Theft from garage is one you can prevent. When people are mowing their lawns, they do not lock the garage, probably because they’ll be so close. If you have a power mower, you won’t hear someone in your garage, and if they wait until you are on the other side of the house, you won’t see them, either. Similarly, if you’re working in the yard, lock your house. Remember that windows can have security stops that stop the window from being opened more than 6″ (too little for an adult to come in). The cost is under $3 per window: sash or sliding windows, about the same price. When the weather is nice, then there are more people out on the sidewalks or just walking around around the clock: keep tempting items in your house, not in the back seat of your car. We have extra patrols around the 500 block of Buchanan, in response to activity there.
Emilie Quast, Board Member — MPD Second Precinct Advisory Council — Minneapolis MN 55418
There was no meeting in April (event) or May (2nd Pct Open House). June meeting was a feedback session.
July2-PAC: Issue: People using the Transit System for shelter. Lt. Mario Ruberto, presenter.
Met Council Internal Solutions in progress: The Met Transit PD has formed a special team, the Homeless Action Team (HAT). The team consists of 4 officers and 2 sergeants and 2 CSOs (Community Service Officers).
Our speaker this month was City Councilman Steve Fletcher who outlined the steps taken so far to keep late night in the North Loop entertainment area safe and fun. See Part 1 of this month’s 2-PAC report.
COURTWATCH: Natalie Box remains in custody ($300K bail); jury trial is scheduled for 4/29 considering two charges of 1st Degree Agg.-Robery and 1 1st degree assault in Marcy-Holmes, Holland and Logan Park. Jonell Butler is charged on the same reports as Box and will also be having a jury trial on the same day, same lead prosecuting attorney.
Samuel Haase is now in custody after a bench warrant was issued on 2-26 for failure to appear. His hearing was on 3/8, and he’s next scheduled to appear on 4/4. He was originally charged on 5 complaints, all in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood.
Daniel Heacock is waiting for a 5/14 hearing to determine his competency for trial.
Spencer Hermes will plead guilty on a 5th degree drug possession on 4/2.
Cody Horton had a probation violation warrant issued 3/1. He is supposed to be following conditions imposed by Mental Health Court.
Joshua Poplawski had a 2/06 review hearing in the 3rd Precinct and a 2/27 pretrial in the 1st Pct. he was convicted of a Possession of drug paraphernalia on Marcy-Holmes on 2/27 and will be on probation to 8/27/20.
Michael Zaccardi was charged with 3rd degree assault in Windom Park, and will receive sentencing on 4/5.
Maxim Chance remains on probation to 4/18 and is meeting terms of probation. Johnny Hall will be on probation until 9/17/20 and his probation officer has no concerns at this time. Paula Heile remains on probation through 7/12/21 and is meeting the terms of probation. Mahad Ismail is meeting his probation which will expire on 7/29. Robert Schroeder remains on probation to 3/20. James Zaccardi is doing well in Mental Health Court and had a review hearing on 3/12.
PRECINCT REPORT: Property reports have been quiet and calm: There was one garage burglary on between February 26 and March 11, (cold weather factor, maybe?).
There was a robbery at the Quarry T-Mobile store. All three suspects are in custody. One was traced to St. Paul where he tried to get away but slipped on the ice. (He’s now in the hospital with a broken bone.) None of the three has been charged as of 3/11.
The suspects in the case at 3300 Pierce Street, reported last month, have been charged.