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5th Precinct Spotlight

 

Issue: 3

Fall/2011

 

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Inspector's Insights

Introduction with Inspector Matt Clark

5th Precinct Inspector Clark

Inspector Matt Clark

We have had a busy summer and fall. I'm very proud of the officers in the 5th Precinct. They have worked tirelessly as we've seen overall crime rise seven percent. Consequently, there has been a 12% increase in arrests year to date. This overall crime increase is seven percent above last year's ten percent decrease. The officers have concentrated their patrols and enforcement efforts in areas where we've seen crime trends and patterns. Year to date, we have had a 94% increase in burglary arrests, a 21% increase in robbery arrests, and a 17% increase in assault arrests. These arrest increases show that many of the persons responsible for crimes that occur in our neighborhoods are being found and apprehended.

 

One of our 2011 goals was to provide prompt and professional service. I'm happy to announce, for a second year in a row, the 5th Precinct's call response time was the best in the city. Our average 911 response time was 7 minutes and 48 seconds. As you may know, we prioritize our emergency call response based on life safety and "in-progress" situations. We will continue to respond to these high priority calls as quickly as possible. These response times were posted in the city's annual "Results Minneapolis" report.

 

Another measurement in the "Results Minneapolis" report focused on community satisfaction with police services. Ninety-six percent of the Calhoun-Isles communities responded with a "satisfied" or "very satisfied" rating. This was the highest rating among all Minneapolis communities. Overall, the department scored very well with 88% of all Minneapolis communities responding "satisfied" or "very satisfied" with police services.

 

We are continuously working on our community connections as a crime prevention strategy. This summer we organized the Southwest Spiritual Advisory Council. Seventeen members of various Southwest Minneapolis religious and spiritual organizations met to discuss crime and safety issues that relate to their members. Our religious and spiritual institutions play an important role in advising residents and organizing community efforts. I would like to thanks the members of the advisory council for their involvement.

 

Southwest Minneapolis remains a safe place to play, work and live. We have caring residents and involved neighborhoods that help keep us alert to ever-changing public safety concerns and issues. As we enter the holiday season, please remember to call 911 for any suspicious activity. Thanks to many observant residents, we were able to catch a number of criminals "in the act" this summer and fall.

 

From the officers at the 5th Precinct, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday season.

 

Inspector Matt Clark

5th Precinct Commander

 

 

Meet Your Beat

Spotlight on the Stevens Square and Whittier day beat

The Stevens Square/Whittier Day Beat

The Stevens Square/Whittier Day Beat

The intersection of Franklin Av and Nicollet Av has had beat officers assigned to a geographic area for years. Traditionally, the officers stayed mostly along Franklin Av, through Stevens Square, and a few blocks south into Whittier. However, a year ago the Inspector of the Fifth Precinct restructured the day beat to run down Nicollet Av from I-94W to 28th St, a few blocks on either side, and to include all of Stevens Square.

  

Most day beats have two officers who work as a team. The Stevens Square and Whittier beat is different in that there are four beat officers who work in two teams.

  

The beat officers have said:

 

We enjoy working the Beat because it brings the community, officers, probation, and the court system together-- side by side. The community brings us firsthand knowledge of what is going on and the issues they face. Together, we identify the culprits and come up with solutions. All four of us have a vested interest in cleaning up and maintaining what we have accomplished.  

 

We are all new to the beat in that we have all been on it for only one year. We also meshed two different partner groups together. Jo (13 years) and Bri (10 years) worked for years together on dogwatch and Nick (3 years) and Aimee (3 years) have been partners since the Academy. But we bring in fresh ideas and new ways of taking care of community concerns.

 

We are excited to be here and hopefully will continue with this partnership. We will keep striving to make a difference.

 

One of the officers added:

 

I enjoy the different aspect of police work [being a beat officer] brings to the table versus being a district squad. It helps in familiarizing yourself with the people in the community that you work with everyday (i.e. the contacts in the neighborhood associations). I also find it enjoyable talking with the community members and business owners and working with them in resolving specific issues they have or have seen around their neighborhood.

 

The beat officers make it a point to come to the community meetings as often as possible. If you come to a Stevens Square Crime & Safety meeting (4th Thursday of the month, 6-7:30 pm at 1925 Nicollet Av. http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=utfh5neab&et=1107648583680&s=3277&e=001PXcQi4fA7W32tOxitEoEGOeKRZTc8EqcjBbx4orXePLLqDV9nhMbsPxzEMmSIS_MteFR_jWPx5rrEw_CwDeePFFvCyd8WFGydu4WNqmmkmNjYQAc1znDWQ== for more information) or a Whittier Community Issues meeting (2nd Monday of the month, 6-8 pm, location varies; http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=utfh5neab&et=1107648583680&s=3277&e=001PXcQi4fA7W16Aao3-5MiHBOIPegYzfFG_-AQhgz8biGg0jN7CfVAaV1Ik0jhGmpI3QNzcI2MnmxIjcyYBqcdZlTTs5mCGDxlj7g19YBmDX5PNw88VT2wnw1WPtdBUySO for more information) you will often see beat officers in attendance. Some nights they can't make it because they are out on the streets, responding to a call to protect the community they serve.

 

If you live in Stevens Square or Whittier and you see the beat officers on the street, give them your support as they will be giving you theirs.

 

 

1, 2, 3, connect 

Block leading is as easy as emailing your neighbors

Did you know that being a block leader is as easy as:


1 

 Attending a short, informal training


 

2

 

  

 

  

  Giving us your email to receive crime alerts 

  

  

 

 

 

3

 

  

 

  

 Sending information to your neighbors 

 

 

 

 

 

Interested? See below for more information about common questions or misconceptions about the block club program.

 

I've heard about block leaders. But what are these alerts? 

Block leaders in Minneapolis are given the opportunity to receive geographic alerts of crimes that occur on their blocks.  

 

Information you wouldn't otherwise receive just through our crime alerts or newsletters can be sent straight to your inbox-- and you can then distribute it to your neighbors as you see fit so everyone is informed.  

 

Why should I care if my block has a leader or is coordinated?  

A coordinated block is the first and best crime prevention tool. When neighbors know what activity is normal and abnormal on their block, they're in a much better position to call 911 on suspicious activity or alert neighbors of concerns.  

 

Having a coordinated block doesn't guarantee that no crime will ever occur, but with everyone taking crime prevention steps and watching out for each other it does increase the likelihood that a crime won't occur in the first place-- or that a suspect could be caught if one does.

 

I don't like obsessing about crime. Isn't that all a block club does?

Actually, no. We encourage block clubs to be social more than about crime. Whether that translates to movie night, kids night, progressive dinners, or simply staying in contact via email if anything occurs, whatever works best for your block is what we like to see.

  

There are a lot of rentals on my block. This will never work-- renters don't care about their neighborhood. 

That isn't necessarily true. Too often renters aren't even given the choice of participating because homeowners either assume renters won't care because the population is perceived to be so transient or neighbors simply don't know how to get in contact with each other. Some renters may be thrilled to become more involved.    

 

If you have rental property on your block, invite the tenants to block events or to join your contact list. You can also contact the landlord to encourage his or her involvement as well.

 

Find rental property owner information here:   

http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/propertyinfo/  

  

So all you want is for me to email my neighbors? 

Although the preference is for a block club to meet at least once a year in person (a lot of people do National Night Out) we also understand that there are some blocks where that just won't work.  

 

So, yes-- the least we are asking is for you to let us send you automated alerts of crimes on your block and for you to determine what information your neighbors want and send it to them. It's as simple as that. 

 

Alright, you've convinced me. How do I find out if there's a block leader on my block-- or if there isn't one, how do I become one? 

Both questions have the same answer: contact your Crime Prevention Specialist.  

 

Not sure who to contact for your area? Check the CCP/SAFE staff map:   

 

http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=utfh5neab&et=1107648583680&s=3277&e=001PXcQi4fA7W2_5uVIOqWptNT3EFxo4FXeq8cwayX91MMhaZe8BFn-HFZrhUXEjfZON3Qzdyd_xKkDi-umpYERx8mfoFkor4fdJVUOZOmjmgxWQQn16cVL1vaZKtQN_R-F3c6KI-JvQpDoF9TsAnsClOSHk6KoNjI1xxHypqswoeTSIWBmP-5NqQ==   

 

We look forward to hearing from you! 

 

 

Keeping the Holidays Enjoyable

Some safety tips for the holidays

The holidays can be a very hectic but fun time. Below we've listed a number of crime prevention tips for a variety of situations. These safety tips are intended for you to be proactive so you can spend your time planning your vacation or gifts rather than thinking about your property.

 

Remember to have fun and enjoy this holiday season!

 

 

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Shopping

  • Carry the minimal amount of cash and credit cards needed
  • Lock your gifts/purchases in your vehicle's trunk before you reach your next destination
  • Be careful with purses and wallets. Carry your purse under your arm and your wallet in an inside jacket pocket rather than a back pocket.
  • Teach children to go to a store clerk or security personnel to ask for help if you are separated. They should not go into a parking lot alone.
  • Park in well lit lots and, if possible, go shopping with a friend.

 

Traveling

  • Set automatic timers on your lights. For lights inside, set them on a believable pattern as if you might be walking through your house
  • Ask your neighbor to shovel your snow/keep your house looking lived in
  • Contact the Post Office to hold your mail

 

General tips for when you are out

  • Consider using a radio or fake TV on a timer to give the impression someone is home
  • Lock all windows and doors
  • Avoid leaving packages in plain view of windows
  • Tell a trusted neighbor if you expect a package and ask them to accept it for you or move it inside if it is delivered while you are gone

 

Tips at home

  • Fill out a home inventory form. Find a form and FAQ at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/crime-prevention/ under Forms if you do not wish to make one yourself
  • Check that your renters or homeowners insurance is up to date
  • Leave lights on outside at all entrances to your home to deter suspicious activity
  • Lock all windows and doors
  • Solicitation for money:
    • If you are suspicious of a solicitation for a charitable donation, ask for identification, how donated funds are used, if contributions are tax deductible, and so on. If you are unsatisfied with the answers, give your money instead to a trusted charitable organization.
    • To learn about what constitutes aggressive solicitation, which is a crime in Minneapolis, visit http://www.minneapolismn.gov/police/crime-reporting/AggressivePanhandling.asp 

 

Other safety tips

  • If you have a party, provide non-alcoholic beverages as an option. Make sure intoxicated guests do not drive home.
  • Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors
  • Break down boxes that make it clear you have recently received an expensive item (such as a computer). Recycle those boxes if applicable or throw it in the garbage so it can't be seen from the street/alley

More holiday safety tips can be found:

 

 

Minneapolis #1 in NNO 

Minneapolis has another successful National Night Out

 

NNO 2011

 

Every year, communities across the nation come together to celebrate National Night Out (NNO)-- the second Tuesday of every August, when neighbors gather for block events, potlucks, music, and entertainment. The 28th Annual NNO was this year, August 2, 2011.

 

Minneapolis participated and won the number one ranking in cities with populations of over 300,000. To put that in perspective, that means we were competing against cities like Los Angeles, Houston, Austin, and others. Some of the participating cities have twice our population or much more.

  

Nationwide, NNO involves over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all, over 37 million people participated in National Night Out in 2010.
 

On Minneapolis' 2011 National Night Out, we had 1173 confirmed events on 2470 blocks. Nearly 60,500 people participated (16% of the city's population). One hundred percent of the city's 83 neighborhoods celebrated NNO.

 

This is not the first year Minneapolis has taken the top spot.

 

Minneapolis ranked #1 in the nation for NNO in:

  • 1998
  • 2001
  • 2002
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2011

Minneapolis also ranked second seven times since 1989.

 

The National Association of Town Watch (NATW) awards the top cities for participation in various categories every year. NATW bases their ranking on a community's overall National Night Out effort, including the quality and size of the overall campaign, law enforcement involvement, neighborhood participation and special events. 

 

Congratulations to Minneapolis and thank you to all the participants! We look forward to another fun and eventful NNO next year. 

 

 

 

Remembering September 11 

A message from former 5th Precinct Inspector Eddie Frizell

Lt. Colonel Frizell and the Minnesota

Lt. Colonel Frizell and the Minnesota "Red Bulls" on September 11, 2011

 

Inspector Eddie Frizell was the Inspector of Fifth Precinct for over a year before he was called into military service. He has been spending 2011 overseas in the continued effort to remove American military presence in key locations. He sent the below message to officers in the Fifth Precinct on September 11, 2011, and we are in turn passing along his words. 

 

"We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."  (Preamble to the Constitution of the United States)

 

The proceeding is more than just words for soldiers and police officers. This basic tenet of our country was tested by September 11, 2001.

 

When American Airlines Flight 11 struck the North Tower, "it set up vibrations which were transmitted through the building, through its foundation, and into the ground," says Lerner-Lam. "Those vibrations, as indicated by seismographs at Lamont-Doherty and other locations, were the equivalent of a magnitude 0.9 earthquake, one too small to be felt." (Emphasis added)

 

I would argue that those vibrations were felt... by every American who witnessed the horror which was September 11, 2001. We have remained steadfast in our resolve to defeat those who would attempt to destroy our way of life. As I stand here in the desert a full 10 years later, I fully realize that this fight is not over! Remain diligent in your day to day activities and continue to hold your heads high. The Minnesota "Red Bulls" are proud of each and every one of you who keep our families safe back home as we do our duty to "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."

 

Be safe and take care.

 

EM Frizell

 

 

New Outreach in Fifth Precinct 

Introducing the Southwest Social Service Providers Partnership and the Southwest Spiritual Advisory Council

 

In order to meet the ever changing needs of the Fifth Precinct's population, two new groups were formed in 2011. The first was the Southwest Social Service Providers Partnership (SWSSP) and the second was the Southwest Spiritual Advisory Council (SWSAC). Both groups meet three to four times a year to discuss issues important to them and the clients/congregations they serve.

 

The first meeting of the SWSSP was held in July. Attendees represented halfway houses, mental health providers, rehabilitation centers and other social service organizations. Speakers included Officer Tom Subject who spoke about the MPD's Detox Van program and Shar Benson, the director of Hennepin County's Detoxification Center at 1800 Chicago Ave S. The second meeting in October featured speakers from Hennepin County Medical Center's Acute Psychiatric Services (APS) and Community Outreach for Psychiatric Emergencies (COPE). Speakers described the services provided, shared handouts and answered numerous questions.

 

SWSAC met for the first time in October. The speaker was Dr. Reverend Jeffrey Stewart from the Minneapolis Police Chaplain Corps. Chaplain Stewart shared his experiences as both a police officer and a chaplain for the police department. Many religions and faiths were represented including traditional and non-traditional-based beliefs.

 

Police department representatives are present at every meeting and are

available for questions. At the end of each meeting, a topic is chosen for the next. The meetings occur at the Fifth Precinct's Community Room (the all-glass room facing 31st St) at 3101 Nicollet Av. 

 

Please pass along this information to anyone you know who may be interested in attending these meetings or would like more information. Questions can be sent to amy.lavender@minneapolismn.gov or chelsea.adams@minneapolismn.gov.

 

 

 

A Neighborhood Says Thank You 

Lyndale's Annual Thank You Walk

 Lyndale Neighborhood Association

Lyndale Neighborhood Association

Have you ever wanted to say thank you to someone for a favor, a gift or a kind word but weren't sure how to do it? The Lyndale Neighborhood Association has a wonderful tradition to get this job done.

 

Each October, residents are asked if they want to say thank you to anyone in the Lyndale neighborhood. Recipients can include neighbors, business owners or anyone else who lives or works within Lyndale. Residents write thank yous and drop them off at the LNA office. Staff at LNA will even provide thank you notes and assist in finding addresses if you don't have one for the person you are thanking.

 

After all the notes are received, the Lyndale Walkers hand-deliver each of them on a Sunday afternoon in November. This year over 65 were delivered. A handwritten, hand-delivered note is sure to put smiles on the faces of the recipients and remind community members that good deeds are noticed and appreciated.

 

 

 

Everyday Heroes

Stories behind the calls

                                   Minneapolis Police Department badge

 

  

April 9, 2011- It was shortly after midnight on a cold, Saturday night when a 911 operator received a call from an uncooperative male reporting a group trying to rob people at gunpoint around 18 St E/1 Av S. Several squads were immediately dispatched to check the area. Luckily for the victim, one of the responding officers was Sergeant Scott Downing.

 

When Downing arrived, he saw several suspects running from the area. One suspect broke away from the group and Sgt. Downing pursued him on foot through a vacant lot. Unfortunately, he did not notice a wire cable separating the lot and tripped. The injury was severe; a broken arm and elbow joint.

 

Despite this painful injury, Downing got to his feet. He pursued the suspect for two more blocks and held the suspect at gunpoint until other officers arrived. Sergeant Downing was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery for the injuries which resulted in steel pins being inserted.

 

Downing recently received the Medal of Commendation by the MPD as well as the Award of Valor from North Memorial Medical Service for this incident. He has been with the Minneapolis Police Department since October of 1996 and has served as an officer, investigator and patrol sergeant. He was a beat officer in the Franklin/Nicollet area for several years as well.

 

Thank you for all that you do, Sergeant Downing!

 

 

 

Community Corner 

50th & Bryant: past and present intermingling

50th and Bryant

50th & Bryant

On February 18, 2010, a devastating fire tore through five local businesses on the southeast corner of 50th St W and Bryant Av S in the Lynnhurst neighborhood. Today, you would never know that such a tragic event occurred. The buildings have been rebuilt and the anchor store, Patina, has reopened. Plans are in the works for two new restaurants to occupy the corner as well.

 

This is a unique corner of Southwest Minneapolis. The businesses are anchored to the community, with several of them having been open for decades. Kurimay Interiors and Anderson Cleaners have both been operating since the 1930s. The Malt Shop has been serving diners since 1973. Bird enthusiasts have been frequenting Birds and Stuff since 1998. Kasia Organic Salon is a relative newcomer to the corner, having opened in March of 2009.  

 

A snapshot of history can be seen at this intersection, with clues that can lead back to the early 1900s. The northeast building has Bachman and 1919 standing out in relief against the brick. In years past, when streetcars brought residents and visitors across the city on well-used paths, this corner was once a stop. At first holding little in the way of commerce, over time businesses and rival businesses were born, bringing with them the liveliness of visitors and locals alike.  

 

As Minneapolis has grown and stretched over the years, the location of several businesses at this corner have remained untouched by time. If you want to eat, shop, treat yourself, or visit stores that have been in place since your childhood, 50th and Bryant is a great place to visit.

 

 

 

Q&A with a Council Member

CM John Quincy reports from Ward 11

The Fifth Precinct Spotlight has a new feature beginning this issue: Q&A with the council members of our precinct. Each council member will be asked the same 5 questions to give a snapshot of what's happening in their ward and (most importantly) give us some insight into their preferred viewing experience.

Don't know what ward you're in? It's easy to find out! Check the city's interactive map at http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=utfh5neab&et=1107648583680&s=3277&e=001PXcQi4fA7W30zfJmLwitNBJuEWVwFJUtkHo0C9KCbzE6gQIb1K-CAJWEo3nN0Yh8rLDz4sTxRwzU4RgIEa6X6yxwYhEab3DkzpRC-QPbTrKVpwF72vSx1FBOzQuBjwtCW-1uS9cafFo= or use the city's WardFinder at http://www.minneapolismn.gov/about/maps/ward-finder.asp to search by your address.  

CM Quincy from Ward 11 was kind enough to kick start this new section. Read his answers below!

Council Member John Quincy

Ward 11 Council Member John Quincy

What are the current initiatives in your ward? 

The current initiatives I am focused on working on are issues that impact our neighborhood livability, safety and issues that impact the city's long term sustainability and development that provides housing options and expand the property tax base. Specifically, the issues of great importance to the residents in Ward 11 are continuing efforts to mitigate the health, livability and safety at the airport. I also focus on the status of the city's infrastructure - more directly, where the rubber hits the road. There are a number of road resurfacing projects completed in our neighborhoods the past 2 years and included the participation of property owners for everyone's benefit. The reconstruction of Lyndale Avenue, including the replacement of the Creek bridge, south of the creek to 58th will be a major endeavor beginning this summer. We will also be initiating and celebrating continuing improvements to our bike infrastructure, which will make it easier and safer for residents to commute by bike from the 11th Ward.

 

What are the current public safety strategies in your ward?

I will focus on continuing the strong connections to our neighborhood organizations and community safety committees, the police department and the crime prevention specialists. We will work to continue efforts to effectively track, measure and respond to issues that arise, as well as continue to improve communications with residents and strengthen our strong neighborhood organizations.  

 

What is your best advice for personal and property safety?

I have so many (OK, most was obtained from the police department's Crime Prevention Specialists), that I created a safety flyer available at  http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=utfh5neab&et=1107648583680&s=3277&e=001PXcQi4fA7W0fub8mwMy5z0fSZ2kbTL6Tmf3LhqoinxtTd2eXWjsvbmzQRDwy6FrZSOUwA_2hSwXBUmksPKODHv5teDxvU6ejurZd4ekiDtJdi7DAIPn0DSg0Ggduf-_dW1D_xN5CYYumoaaIV0Ynh91N0X80iUoShv5xJc5Y2gw=. The best advice is to stay connected with each other and keep an eye out for each other. And if there is a question in your mind on what you are seeing, call 911. 911 will set a priority and respond. Be prepared to communicate details and your concerns to 911 - but do not worry about making that call. There are no small matters.  

 

What is your favorite police show?

I have to say my favorite TV police show was Quincy, ME. The reason is solely based on the name of the show. In truth, I am a huge fan of Monk, The Mentalist, Psych, Castle, and the list goes on.

 

How can you be contacted?

Easiest way is either mailto:john.quincy@minneapolismn.gov?  or (612) 673-2211. I am available in the Ward on Wednesday mornings, as well as a monthly coffee hour and open to more opportunities to speak in person.   

 

 

 

Notorious Notables 

Noteworthy arrests in the Fifth Precinct

 

Calvin Jay Mishler 

Calvin Mishler

Calvin Jay Mishler (5/20/1978)

 

 

October 22, 2011-around 8:00 p.m. a 911 call was placed regarding an interrupted garage burglary on the 1700 block of Dupont Av S. The owner was holding the male suspect for the crime. After hearing voices in the garage, the victim saw Calvin Jay Mishler walking down the street with a suitcase that was taken from the garage.  

 

Mishler has previous arrests for trespass and public consumption.  

 

Mishler has been formally charged with one count of 1st Degree Burglary and one count of 2nd Degree Burglary.

 

 

Antonio Thomas Robledo

Antonio Robledo

Antonio Thomas Robledo (10/7/1985)

 


 On October 6, 2011, officers responded to the 2700 block of East Lake Harriet Pkwy on a call regarding an audible alarm. When they arrived, the homeowner approached them and said he saw a male running away from the rear of the garage.  

 

Officers located Antonio Thomas Robledo a few blocks away. The victim positively identified Robledo as the suspect.  

 

Robledo pled guilty to third degree burglary and is currently serving 120 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse.

 

Gorey Lamond Harges aka Corey Lamont Harges

Gorey Harges

Gorey Harges (12/27/1990)

On September 27, 2011 officers were dispatched to a reported strong-arm robbery of person at Lake St W and Blaisdell Av S. The suspect was described as wearing a very identifiable jacket with multicolored billiard balls on it. He was located a few blocks away.  

 

Harges was intoxicated and became belligerent with officers. The victim later identified the suspect from a photo lineup.  

 

Harges has been charged with one count of attempt to commit simple robbery. He is being held at the Hennepin County Jail on $40,000 bail.

 

 

 

Spanish Outreach  

with Crime Prevention Specialist John Reed

Spanish Language Specialist Crime Prevention Specialist John Reed

Spanish Language Outreach Specialist John Reed

Crime prevention is easier than you might think. Here are some methods to lower crime and improve your environment:

 

Clean up litter. In groups or alone pick up litter. Keep your blocks and alleys clean. According to studies, a clean neighbor lowers the crime rates. When the trouble-makers look for people to rob or property to steal they first check how the neighborhood looks. A clean neighborhood tells the bad guys that the residents care and will probably report suspicious activities or crimes sooner than where the residents obviously don't care.

 

Report suspicious activity or crimes as soon as you see notice them. Calls to 911 generate more police vigilance. More patrols through your neighborhood will help deter the bad guys. They will move on to areas where no one bothers to report their activities.

 

How do we call 911 and report suspicious activity?

 

It doesn't matter if you can't speak English well or if you'd prefer to remain anonymous. Dial 911. The operator answers:" Minneapolis 911, how may I help you?" If you speak Spanish, say "Español" and in a few seconds there will be an interpreter or operator who speaks Spanish. Tell them where you see the problem and describe what is going on or what is suspicious.

 

If you prefer to be anonymous, when asked by the operator your name and number, simply say you'd prefer to be anonymous.

 

These simple tips can really lower crime rates in your neighborhood and create a safer environment for you and your family.

en español

Prevención de Crimen

 

La prevención de crimen es más fácil que usted puede ser que piense. Aquí están algunos métodos para bajar crimen y para mejorar su ambiente:

 

Mantenga la limpieza. En grupos o solo coja la basura. Mantenga su cuadra y callejones limpios. Según estudios, un vecindario limpio baja los índices de criminalidad. Cuando la mala gente busca victimas para robar o la propiedad para robar primero comprueba cómo la vecindad parece. Una vecindad limpia dice a la mala gente que los residentes cuidan y reportarán actividades sospechosas o crímenes más pronto que donde los residentes no cuidan obviamente.

 

Reporta la actividad sospechosa o los crímenes tan pronto como usted vea para notarlos. Las llamadas a 911 generan más vigilancia de la policía. Más patrullas a través de su vecindad ayudarán a disuadir a la mala gente. Moverán encendido a las áreas donde nadie incomodidades divulgar sus actividades.

 

¿Cómo llamamos 911 y reportamos actividad sospechosa? No importa si usted no puede hablar inglés bien o si usted preferiría seguir siendo anónimo. Marque a 911. Los operadores contestan: ¿Minneapolis 911, cómo puedo ayudarle?

 

Si usted habla español, diga "español" y en un ratito habrá un intérprete o un operador quien habla español. Dígale dónde usted ve el problema y describe lo que se está pasando o cuál es sospechoso.

 

Si usted prefiere ser anónimo, diga que usted preferiría ser anónimo.

 

Estas claves simples pueden bajar índices de criminalidad en su vecindad y crear realmente un ambiente más seguro para usted y su familia.

 

 

 

 

Somali Outreach

with Crime Prevention Specialist Ahmed Hassan

MPD Somali Liaison Ahmed Hassan

Somali Language Outreach 
Specialist Ahmed Hassan

Crime Prevention Specialist Ahmed Hassan has provided information on winter parking (http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=utfh5neab&et=1107648583680&s=3277&e=001PXcQi4fA7W1_kePZIYVGzZe1SnLB0jHASiE5aJ32d5GPAJxnS9NlKfGvrmISc4ee1B2p-aAIQShntRxLgfXPsexZOIpsCvR2av9zHlT5eNxdnIZY_BZyTqMucBS4dQo0QhivvMw2mQFyGt925F1l6_gfn1eQYK1bYgvg9tLeCxk=) in Somali below.  

 

in Somali  

Gaari-dhigashada Muhimka ee Qaboobaha

Minneapolis waxey leedahay wareegtooyin maamula gaari-dhigashada jidka ee qaboobaha is lagu hubsado iney shaqaaleheena barafka xaaqa ay jidadka Magaalada ka dhigaan kuwo aan baraf lahayn. Wareegtoyinkaan waxey maamulaan gaari-dhigashada jidadka marka ay jiraan xaaladaha qaarkood:

  • Waqtiga uu dhacayo baraf xoog leh ama inta ka horreysa,
  • Waqtiga ka dambeeya barafka xooga lahaa, iyo
  • Marka uu baraf badan isu aruuray ee ka dambeeya baraf dhowr jeer dhacay.

Kaalintada ka soo bax - faham oo raac sharciyada

Si looga caawiyo iney jidadka ahaadaan kuwo la xaaqay, dadka meesha deggan iyo kuwa soo booqdaba ee gawaarida dhigta jid Minneapolis ah waa iney hawada ka digtoonaadaan ayna ka warhayaan sharciyadaan gaari-dhigashada qaboobaha. Kaddib ka warqab xilliyada barafka (qiyaasti inta u dhaxeysa Nofembar ilaa-iyo Abriil) si aad ku ogaatid marka sharciyadaan ay hirgelayaan.

 

Xusuusnow, dadka Minneapolis soo booqda, wax ka iibsada ama tamashle u soo aada waxey u badantahay ineysan ka warhayn sharciyadaan Minneapolis. Waxaad ku caawin adigoo martidaada, macaamilka iyo shaqaalaha u sheega aqbaarta ku saabsan Birmadka Barafka ee Minneapolis iyo sharciyada ee winter parking rules.

 

Ama diyaar u ahaw ganaax iyo gaariga oo la jiito

 

Kuwa aan dhoowrin Birmadka Barafka ama sharciyada kale ee gaari-dhigashada gawaarida waxaa ku dhici karta in tigigh ganaax la siiyo iyo gawaaridooda oo loo jiito Minneapolis Impound Lot.

 

 

Workshops 

Crime prevention workshops

The Minneapolis Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit would likeCCP/SAFE badgeto invite you to the following workshops. 

 

 

Rental Property Owner Workshops

These free workshops are designed for rental property owners in Minneapolis. (You must own rental property in Minneapolis. This information is Minneapolis-specific and does not replace education in other municipalities.)

 

The workshops provide pertinent, up-to-date information on how to manage your property, what services the city provides, and has speakers including veteran rental property owners in the city.

  

All workshops begin promptly at 6 pm and go until 9 pm.

 

Contact Luther Krueger to RSVP for an RPOW or for more information (612.673.5371; Luther.Krueger@minneapolismn.gov)

 

 

CPS GPS 

Where in the Precinct are the CPSes?

Congratulations to Jim Henderson for winning last issue's contest! The CPSes were in front of the Van Dusen Mansion at 1900 Lasalle Av. Thank you to everyone who participated!

 

Don't know the boundaries of Fifth Precinct? We can help!

Precinct 5 Boundaries

Fifth Precinct Boundaries

 

The Minneapolis Police Department 5th Precinct is dedicated to protecting the public and serving our communities. Thank you for your help in making Southwest Minneapolis a safe place to live, work and play.

Sincerely,


Inspector Matt Clark

5th Precinct Minneapolis Police Department 

IN THIS ISSUE

Inspector's Insights

Meet Your Beat

1, 2, 3, connect

Keeping the Holidays Enjoyable

Minneapolis #1 in NNO

Remembering September 11

New Outreach in Fifth Precinct

A Neighborhood Says Thank You

Everyday Heroes

Community Corner: 50th & Bryant

Q&A with a Council Member

Notorious Notables

Spanish Outreach

Somali Outreach

Workshops

CPS GPS

 

  

 

Quick Links

 

  

 

Wards 

  

Ward 6

Council Member Robert Lilligren

  

 

Ward 7

Council Member Lisa Goodman

website

  

  

Ward 8

Council Member Elizabeth Glidden

website

  

  

Ward 10

Council Member Meg Tuthill

website

 

 

Ward 11

Council Member John Quincy

website

  

  

Ward 13

Council Member Betsy Hodges

website

  

 

  

 

Neighborhood Associations

  

 

  

 

 

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