Three assaults reported around campus last week

The University of Minnesota Police Department reported a quiet week for campus crime.

Students walk down Washington Avenue late on Monday, Sept. 26.

Students walk down Washington Avenue late on Monday, Sept. 26.

by Madeline Deninger

Three assaults were reported near campus since Sept. 18 in an otherwise uneventful week for the University of Minnesota Police Department.

A University of Minnesota student reported being assaulted Thursday night around 11:30 p.m. on 700 Washington Ave. SE. The victim reported to the Minneapolis Police Department that she was struck with an open hand by the arrestee, who was a minor also cited for violating curfew. The second suspect in the assault fled the scene. Little information regarding the second suspect is currently available.

A taxi driver reported an assault to MPD officers Friday morning after engaging in an argument with a woman. The roughly 28-year-old woman reportedly kicked the taxi driver’s vehicle and then proceeded to spit in his face. Reports show the assault took place around 5:30 a.m. on University Avenue Southeast in Prospect Park. The victim refused medical attention and officers were unable to locate the suspect.

Minneapolis police responded to a report of an assault at 500 Central Ave. SE on Sept. 24 around 2:30 a.m. One victim, a 21-year-old male, said he and two others were assaulted by two suspects, who left in an unknown vehicle. Two of the victims were treated by emergency medical services.

“The weekend was fairly uneventful. Thankfully there was nothing more severe, such as a burglary,” said UMPD Lieutenant Chuck Miner. “The warmer weather, sometimes that affects things.”