Two men assault bouncer in local bar

Jessica Steeno

Two men assaulted a University student Saturday while he worked as a bouncer at a bar near campus.
The University junior in the College of Natural Resources sustained bruises, a swollen face and scratches to his arms and hands when two men assaulted him, according to a Minneapolis Police report. The men fled on foot.
The man was unavailable for comment, and the manager of the bar declined to comment on the incident.
Police have no suspects in the case.

In other police news occurring between June 24 and July 1:
ù University Police cited three men for peeking under men’s room stalls in Blegen Hall in separate incidents June 25 and 27.
Police said they believe the men came to the bathrooms of the West Bank building looking for anonymous sex.
“It’s the strangest thing I’ve ever seen,” said University Police Officer Erik Swanson.
The men were issued trespass warnings, which means they are not allowed in any University buildings for one year, Swanson said.

ù Police arrested a man Friday for drinking a bottle of Karkov Vodka in a Moos Tower men’s room.
Police said the man had previously been issued a trespassing warning. Employees reported seeing him in the building, which is in the health sciences complex.
Police followed the man into the bathroom and found him drinking the vodka in one of the stalls.
He was charged with trespassing and consuming alcohol in public.

ù Two vans were stolen Monday near the St. Paul campus, according to a University Police report.
One of the vans was recovered; the other is still missing.

ù Two fires were extinguished last week on the St. Paul campus by the St. Paul fire department.
One of the fires was the result of spontaneous combustion, said University Police Sgt. Joe May.
A pile of wood chips in a campus field ignited Saturday and was extinguished shortly afterward.
May said wood chip fires are not uncommon on the St. Paul campus.
The other fire occurred in a dumpster June 26 and was also extinguished shortly afterward.
May said dumpster fires are also common and are usually caused by people who are careless with cigarette butts.

ù A man was arrested Friday for graphic urinating in public. University Police found him urinating near Washington Avenue Southeast and cited him with disorderly conduct.

ù An in-line skater was pushed to the ground June 24 by a pickpocket on University Avenue Southeast. The skater was waiting at a stoplight in the late afternoon, according to a police report.
Police said the man didn’t notice his wallet was missing until he got home.
Police have no suspects.

ù A neon sign, a cash register and some beer was stolen June 25 from the patio of a bar on Southeast Main Street, according to a Minneapolis Police report.
Employees of the bar would not comment on the incident.
Police have no suspects in this case.