Blotter: Groin Kicks, Monkeys and Bananas

A weekly selection of incidents drawn from Hopkins police files.

Monday, April 23

  • 8:23 a.m. — Police received a report that a man punched another man an hour earlier at 8900 Excelsior Boulevard. The victim did not want to press charges, and the employer promised to handle the issue.
  • 10:02 a.m. — A crying woman at Hopkins Park Plaza told police she needed to make a report but wouldn’t go into detail. When the officer asked her if she was safe, the woman wouldn’t answer. The woman was having mental health issues. A social worker was in route to meet with her.
  • 8:44 p.m. — St. Louis Park police told Hopkins officers that a man kicked two juvenile males in the groin at .

Tuesday, April 24

  • 8:24 a.m. — A shoplifter was detained at the Blake Road Holiday station.
  • 8:25 a.m. — Police responded to an unspecified theft at .
  • 6:21 p.m. — Officers went to for an unspecified assault.
  • 7:58 p.m. — A man was caught stealing rum from The Liquor Store and More.

Wednesday, April 25

  • 8:24 a.m. — ABM Equipment & Supply reported that someone keyed a vehicle that was at the facility for repairs, causing $2,500 damage.
  • 4:36 p.m. — A man at told police that he could “sense” that someone was trying to kill him. He asked to be taken to a hospital to speak with a doctor. He was determined not to be a threat to himself or others. 
  • 7:26 p.m. — A resident told police that an acquaintance took a vehicle without permission because the suspect thought the caller owed him money.
  • 9:12 p.m. — Someone stole purses in front of .
  • 10:31 p.m. — A resident reported that a car was stolen while getting gas at . The vehicle was found unoccupied on the 100 block of Seventh Avenue South.

Thursday, April 26

  • 10:13 p.m. — A caller told police some men entered a van and stole a laptop, money and other items while the caller was making a delivery to Blake Grocery.

Friday, April 27

  • 12:23 a.m. — A woman on probation was drunk and threatening to kill a man at . She did not have any weapons.
  • 12:27 a.m. — Two females were seen setting off a car along on the 1400 block of Cambridge Street.
  • 6:31 a.m. — A woman said someone smashed the window of her Audi and stole her purse while the vehicle was parked at .
  • 9:43 a.m. — Someone broke out the window of a Toyota Corolla while it was parked near the recreational area by .
  • 4:22 p.m. — Two shoplifters were taken into custody at .
  • 4:23 p.m. — Someone stole items from a garage sale on the 100 block of Washington Avenue North.
  • 7:47 p.m. — A man threw a glass at a woman at . He missed, but the glass shattered and hit other customers. There were no injuries. The parties were separated, and the man was issued a trespass notice. Three juvenile males—one dressed as a banana and one dressed as a monkey—were running around Mainstreet and tried to take furniture from . Officers talked with the boys and released them to their parents.   
  • 10:18 p.m. — Someone smashed a passenger window on a vehicle parked at Blake Grocery. Nothing was taken.

Saturday, April 28

  • 2:05 a.m. — A man was hurt in a fight on the 800 block of Mainstreet. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center. Police ticketed one person for assault.
  • 4:22 p.m. — Police received a report of an older man going around Regency Lane. He said he was looking for a “pretty rock.”


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Police Clips May 07, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Ha! The gorilla/banana call was great! but they forgot the third guy who was dressed as Woody. You can hear the dispatch here: http://soundcloud.com/mnpoliceclips/im-sure-these-suspects-wont
James Warden (Editor) May 07, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Thanks for sharing that. It gets even better!


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