Two students robbed in campus area

One robbery occured outside of the Rec. Center, the other near Sanford Hall.

Andy Steinke

Two violent robberies were reported to University police last weekend.

One University student was robbed outside Roy Wilkins Hall early Friday, and another was robbed outside the University Recreation Center early Saturday.

Taylor Lind, 18, was on his way home to Sanford Hall when he was tackled from behind around 4:30 a.m. Friday outside Roy Wilkins, the building next door, according to the University police report.

Lind told police he did not see anyone prior to the assault.

He said he didn’t remember the incident until he woke up on the sidewalk shortly before 5 a.m. and found his wallet missing, University Deputy Police Chief Steve Johnson said.

He was missing his driver’s license and social security card, but his cell phone was not stolen, Johnson said.

Lind was taken to the University of Minnesota Medical Center and treated for a concussion, Johnson said.

“People should use the escort service,” he said. “Whenever you can’t walk with a group be aware of your surroundings.”

Rec. Center robbery

University police were called to break up a fight Saturday outside the University Recreation Center near Cooke Hall, according to police reports.

First-year student Joseph Bailey was walking toward the superblock with friends Saturday at about 2 a.m. when he was beaten and robbed by seven or eight men, according to the report.

Bailey told police he was knocked down, kicked and sprayed with Mace before his wallet was stolen.

Bailey had multiple bruises on both arms and said his ribs hurt “very badly,” according to the report.

Citizen’s arrest gone awry

A Minneapolis man attempting to make a citizen’s arrest Monday night was later arrested for disorderly conduct, according to a Minneapolis police report.

Anthony Hollaway, 44, had handcuffs and was attempting to make a citizen’s arrest of J.D. Pillar, 29, because he was “a known bike thief,” Hollaway told police.

The two got into a fist fight on 15th Avenue Southeast near Fourth Street Southeast before Minneapolis police arrived and broke up the fight.

Officers determined Pillar was not attempting to steal a bicycle prior to the fight and arrested Hollaway for disorderly conduct.

Panino’s Burglarized

An unknown person burglarized a Stadium Village restaurant Friday morning, according to a Minneapolis police report.

Panino’s manager Elliot Hawkinson said a person wearing a wig broke into the restaurant through the front door, setting off the alarm.

The thief grabbed a cash register drawer and left, but the incident was captured by cameras at the scene, Hawkinson said.

The person, however, was unidentifiable because he or she was wearing a wig, a long coat and gloves, he said.