Man jailed after fleeing police in Stadium Village

Girls 5, 8 involved in bicycle theft in Como.

by Ian Larson

Police issued one citation and brought another man to jail after responding to a report of public urination in Stadium Village Friday night. A University of Minnesota police officer found two middle-aged men and one elderly man sitting around a picnic table with several open cans of beer on the 2000 block of University Avenue Southeast . When the officer approached them and identified himself, one of the men fled, according to a police report. The officer called for other patrols to stop the runner. A second man then stood and reached into his pocket and removed a small bag of white pills, which police later identified as prescription pain medication, according to the report. The man was issued a citation for carrying prescription drugs outside their original container, and the third man was released without charges, according to police. Another officer later apprehended the runner, who had also fled police custody earlier in the day at the intersection of Huron Boulevard and Washington Avenue Southeast. The man was booked at Hennepin County Jail, according to records. Girls 5, 8 involved in bicycle theft in Como University police confiscated four bicycles after responding to a report of suspicious activity involving two young Minneapolis girls loitering around parked bicycles in the Como neighborhood Saturday afternoon. Police found the two girls, 5 and 8 years old, each with a bicycle, near student housing on the 1000 block of 27th Avenue Southeast . The girls explained that their 19-year-old brother helped them identify bicycles that they could ride home, said University police Deputy Chief Chuck Miner. Police brought the girls to their motherâÄôs home, where they also found the brother riding a bicycle. Police released the siblings and confiscated the bicycles that each had been riding, as well as a fourth bicycle they found at the home, according to police. Police withheld details involving the case, due to the involvement of minors. Man charged for swindling University Bookstore University police charged a Minneapolis man with misdemeanor theft at the University Bookstore in Coffman Union Friday afternoon after he attempted to return books that he did not buy, according to police. Andrew Micks, 21 , who is not a University student, took four new books from the bookstore shelves and attempted to return them at the register using an old receipt for different copies of the same four books, according to a University police report. Bookstore staff became suspicious after seeing Micks enter the store without the books, according to police. Micks admitted to the ploy and was later charged and released.