Crime reports low over cold weekend

Alida Tieberg

Aside from a sexual assault reported in Marcy-Holmes, crime in the University of Minnesota campus and surrounding neighborhoods was low over the weekend.

A peeping tom incident was reported in Marcy-Holmes early Sunday morning, according to a Minneapolis Police report. Police found a beer can where the suspect was standing but didn’t know whether the can belonged to the suspect, according to the report.

Public Information Officer John Elder said those incidents are relatively uncommon in cold temperatures.

Also, a University of Minnesota Medical Center employee reported harassment in the workplace, according to a Minneapolis Police report.

University police Deputy Chief Chuck Miner said police are working with human resources on the case, and no further information is available until the investigation concludes.


Other crimes near campus

Crime: Burglary of Dwelling

When: Between 2:30 a.m. and 2:53 a.m. Friday

Where: 829 22nd Ave. SE

Info: Minneapolis police responded to a call about a burglary in the Southeast Como area. The victim told police that he awoke to a noise in his house. The suspect fled when the victim confronted him, according to the incident report. No items were taken, and police told the victim to lock his doors.


Crime: Theft from Building

When: Between 10:05 p.m. and 10:25 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Frontier Hall

Info: A University of Minnesota student left her iPhone at the information desk in Frontier Hall. When the student realized she had left the phone, she went back to check, and it was gone, according to a Minneapolis police report.