Minneapolis Police Activities League Yogathon

“This is an all levels class to benefit the Minneapolis Police Activities League, which promotes fitness and recreation activities for at-risk youth in Minneapolis.  You do not need to be a member of PAL or Lifetime to participate.  Come out and show your support!”

Where: Lifetime Fitness Target Center – LifePower Yoga Center

600 N. 1st Avenue, Minneapolis

When: April 16, 2011

Time: 1:00-2:30pm

More information…

311 or 911? A Note from the Crime Prevention Specialist


We have had a couple issues and questions recently about whether a call should go to 311 or 911.

When to call 311 = when you are looking to ask a question, get information on city services, or talk to a city employee directly, but don’t know their phone number or which person specificially you should talk to.

When to call 911 = When you have an emergency and need police immediately.  When you see SUSPICIOUS acitivity/people that the police should know about, because it is happening right now, or just happened.  Any time you think the police need to know right now that something strange is going on on your block or in the city.

You know your neighborhood better than anyone.  If you see, hear or feel something that just isn’t right; and you think the police should know about it right now because it just happened or is still going on; that’s a 911 call.  If you have a good description of something/someone that just occured or is still happening that’s a 911 call.

I hope this helps you.  Thanks


For questions, contact:

Tom Thompson, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 2nd Precinct
(612) 673-2874

To Protect With Courage
To Serve With Compassion


Events from the City of Minneapolis

Upcoming Events

  • PAC Meeting – Program will be on Noise in the City.  Environmental Control will discuss measures that they take regarding noise and Crime Prevention Specialist Nick Juarez will address noisy parties and the efforts to discourage these activities.  The PAC meeting will be on Monday, August 9th at 6:00 p.m. at 1900 Monroe.  Everyone is encouraged to attend.
  • Bike Cops for Kids Fundraiser: Join us for a lightly catered meal, music and fun on the cobblestone patio at Hennepin/Main Street, 25 Main St SE, Minneapolis on August 17 from 5 to 8 pm..  This is a fundraiser and celebration of the award winning project, “Bike Cops for Kids” that connects kids with Minneapolis Police Officers, focusing on making memories for the little ones in our community.  This is co-sponsored by the Peace Foundation, Mayor Rybak, Mike and Ann Ciresi, and Dean and Karen Phillips.  An article about the program is at:  http://www.startribune.com/local/97203349.html .  Also, a flyer about the project is attached.
  • Community Info-Session on Restorative Justice – Thursday, August 19th, 6:00 p.m. at North Commons Community Center, 1801 James Ave N, Minneapolis, MN  55411.  Restorative Justice Community Action (RJCA) gives community members a voice in the justice process.  Using trained facilitators, RJCA brings community members and people who’ve committed offenses in Minneapolis neighborhoods together in small group meetings to decide how to make amends in the community.  All participants have a voice in the process and the out come.  Information about restorative justice is available at:  http://www.rjca-inc.org/
  • Block Club Training – Thursday, August 26th at 6:00 p.m. at the 2nd Precinct, 1911 Central Ave NE.  Please call 673-2874 to make reservations.

National Night Out – Tonight!

Find your local National Night Out celebration at this link.

St. Anthony East has four listed, as well as one at the far east end of Summer St. at Community Commons Park. Get out and catch up with the neighbors!

From the City:

Make Every Night

National Night Out is an important time for all of us to get to know our neighbors and commit to staying connected to keep our neighborhoods safe and livable. But having a connected and safe neighborhood should be a commitment we keep year-round.

Do your part to make every night National Night Out.

1. Become a block leader. Call 311 to get started.

2. Stay informed. Sign up for our Facebook and Nixle updates. Just search “Minneapolis Police Department” on Facebook, and at Nixle.com.

3. Communicate with the city and police. Call 311 to report livability issues. Call 911 to report suspicious activity, crimes, etc.

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Crime Alert

Robberies of Persons

2nd Precinct July 8, 2010


During the last week, there have been three robberies of persons in the 2nd Sector of the 2nd Precinct.

Monday, July 5 at 11:15 p.m. – A victim was robbed at gun point by three suspects at Madison St NE and Spring

Monday, July 5 at 11:37 p.m. – A victim was robbed by an individual who was holding his right hand in his pocket and pointing it at the victim as though there was a gun in the pocket.

Tuesday, July 6 at half past midnight – A victim was robbed by three individuals at gun point in the 2500 block of Marshall.

The suspects are black males in their teens to early twenties.

What you can do:

Avoid carrying a purse or bag with valuables (large amounts of cash, checkbook, credit cards, etc). If you carry cash, carry a small amount in your front pocket or wear a waist pack that can be covered by a shirt or jacket. Do not resist if a robber wants your handbag. Being pulled down by the shoulder strap of your bag or purse can cause injuries.

Victims of robberies can be any age and race and can be men or women. Take the following precautions:

Try to walk with another person.

Carry as little cash as possible. Carry your keys and money in a pocket, not in a purse or wallet.

Be observant and aware of your surroundings. Avoid being absorbed in telephone conversations or music.

Avoid alleys or poorly-lit areas. If you are walking at night, choose well-lighted streets.

If you feel uneasy, go directly to a place where there are other people.

If you are aware of lights out on your street or in your neighborhood, call 311 and report them.

SAENA Note: Help your neighbors and yourself by turning on your porch light and adding some security to YOUR street!

If you see suspicious activity, call 911.

Call regarding Juveniles who are out past curfew

If a robber approaches you, don’t resist. Try to get a good description of the robber, as well as vehicle description and license plate number. Call 911 immediately.

For more information on personal safety, block clubs and crime prevention, call Carol Oosterhuis at 612-673-2874.

Curfew: It’s the Law!

Age Weekdays Friday and Saturday
Under 12 Home by 9:00 p.m. Home by 10:00 p.m.
12 to 14 Home by 10:00 p.m. Home by 11:00 p.m.
15 to 17 Home by 11:00 p.m. Home by Midnight

Upcoming Events from the City of Minneapolis

Hey SAE! Here are some great ways to get involved in your community:

Precinct Advisory Council (PAC) June program will be on Domestic Abuse.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.  Carol Arthur, Executive Director of the Domestic Abuse Project and Michelle Jacobson who is a Supervising Attorney in the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office will give the presentation at the program.  Also, there will be updates from the 2nd Precinct.  The Meeting is Monday, June 14th at 6:00 p.m. at Monroe Village, 1900 Central Avenue NE.

Citizens Academy – The Minneapolis Police Department is offering a Citizens Academy this fall.  This is a 10 week program which gives participants a view of the Minneapolis Police Department, the various units, and how the department units work together.  Each class session is a three hour program on Wednesday evenings.  For more information go to:  http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/police/about/citizens-academy.asp

Start planning now for National Night Out – National Night Out (NNO) is coming up fast, and now is the time to start making preparations on your block for the night that brings neighbors together. This year, National Night Out is Tuesday, August 3.

Minneapolis wants to make it easy for block clubs and neighbors to begin their plans. To get started, register your NNO event. There is a single online process to register your NNO event and apply to close your street. If you want to close your street for your event, street closure is free if you apply by July 16. You need permission of 75 percent of your neighbors to be approved for street closure—please have their names and addresses with you when you apply (You do not need their signatures.) Get started at www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/nno.

You can also register your event and apply for street closure by calling 311 (or 612-673-3000).  Also, consider making rain plans. Decide if your event will go forward if it rains, or be rescheduled for another time. If you apply to close your street, you’ll have a rain date of Wednesday, August 4 unless you decline it during the application. If you don’t close your street, you can choose any date that works for your group. Plan ahead!

Each event organizer will receive Mystery Point Passes for Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America.  Each Mystery Point pass is worth a single ride, a day of rides or a whole season of rides.

For questions, contact:

Carol Oosterhuis, Crime Prevention Specialist
Minneapolis Police Department, 2nd Precinct
(612) 673-2874

Mark your calendar! New events!

Some things happening in the neighborhood:

May 27th – Block Club Training (from the City of Minneapolis) is being offered on at 6:00 p.m. at the 2nd Precinct.  Please call 673-2874 for more information and to register.

June 15 (After dark)– “Goonies” will be playing in Logan Park

(Don’t forget – The St. Anthony East Ice Cream Social June 18th!)

June 22 – Celebrate Northeast Parade (the 81st one!)

If you have events to share with your neighbors, we’d love if you would post a comment!