Safest Neighborhoods in Minneapolis

Brian at and David Brauer on the Minneapolis Issues Forum have crunched the crime numbers to create community safety ranking for Minneapolis:

East-lake’s original rankings, without population, (from safest to least safe), were:

1. Nokomis
2. Calhoun-Isles
3. Southwest
4. Longfellow
5. Phillips
6. University
7. Northeast
8. Camden
9. Central
10. Powderhorn
11. Near North

With resident population factored in – producing “rate per resident” – the results (again, from safest to least safe) change somewhat:

1. Nokomis
1. Southwest (tie)
3. Calhoun-Isles
4. Longfellow
5. University
6. Northeast
7. Powderhorn
8. Camden
9. Central
10. Phillips
11. Near North

I figure Nokomis beats Longfellow because criminals are driven out of Nokomis by the plane noise.

That’s Not a Hair Question

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This cracks me up. A guerrilla market strategy of putting Aqua Teen Hunger Force lite-brite logos around Boston led to the guys above being arrested. Check out the press conference that followed after their lawyer advised them not to speak about the case. Listen for the questions from the reporters as they grow more and more frustrated.

The same thing was done in other cities around the USA without causing a wide-spread panic.

via CrooksAndLiars.

Progress in Trevor Marsh Murder Case

Trevor Marsh Crime SceneTrevor MarshBack in October, the body of a 17-year old Minneapolis South High School student was found in the Mississippi river gorge at 32nd St. The Star Tribune ran a column at the time with quotes from a few kids who knew him, but the story was later pulled from their web site.

KARE 11 has a story on this along with the photo to the right from the crime scene. WCCO ran a biographical story five days after Marsh’s murder.
The police issued warrants just before the new year and have started rounding up suspects. Here’s the press release from the MPD:

Minneapolis police charge suspects in the Oct. 26 murder of Trevor Marsh

Jan. 4, 2007 (MINNEAPOLIS) Minneapolis police have four suspects in custody for involvement in the Oct. 26, 2006 murder of high school student, Trevor Marsh.

On Dec. 29, 2006, a 16-year-old male was charged with one count of Crime Committed for Benefit of Gang and one count of Murder on the Second Degree and a warrant for his arrest was issued.  On Jan. 3, 2007, this 16-year-old male was taken into custody in Omaha, Nebraska by local police.  Extradition is pending.

Also in custody for involvement in the crime are two adults and a 15-year-old male.  George Martin Boleo (aka George Martin Neiss) (DOB 01-22-81) has been charged with one count of Crime Committed for Benefit of Gang and one count of Accomplice After the Fact.  He is in custody at the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center, and bail has been set at $250,000.

Tia Marie  (DOB 06/24/88) has been charged with one count of Accomplice After the Fact.  She is in custody at the Hennepin County Adult Detention Center, and bail for her has also been set at $250,000.

The remaining conspirator, a 15-year-old male, has been arrested and is being held in the Juvenile Detention Center.  The case is being reviewed by the office of the Hennepin County Attorney for criminal charges.

Boleo, Dropick and the 15-year-old male were taken into custody by the Minneapolis Police Department’s Violent Criminals Apprehension Team (VCAT) on Jan. 3, 2007.  Charges in this case come after a determined investigation by Minneapolis homicide investigators, Sergeant Nancy Dunlap and Sergeant Pete Jackson who traveled across the country pursuing leads to bring this case to a successful conclusion.

Shortly before 5:30 pm on Oct. 26, 2006, Marsh’s body was found near the bank of the Mississippi River in south Minneapolis. The body was in an area along a dirt foot path near E. 32nd Street and W. River Parkway.  He had been shot.  Marsh was 17-years-old when he was killed.

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