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Past 30 days’ crimes and police activity report presented by Attorney Jennifer Saunders and Officer Patino. The move into fall has brought the usual seasonal changes in the types of crimes. In the summer, there are many garage burglaries. In the colder weather, criminals move inside, so there are more burglaries of houses and of cars left running to warm up. Reminder to secure house doors and windows! An individual tied to the murder at Champions has been charged and was arrested in North Dakota.
The November meeting was on Tuesday, November 12th at Dulono’s Pizza from noon to 1:00pm
The thank you notes were all written and sorted. And off we went with a great group of Lyndale Walkers, neighborhood volunteers, and LNA staff ready to head out, knock on doors, and greet folks with a thank you for everything they do to help others
Every November the Lyndale Walkers volunteer to hand deliver thank you notes to community members who have, in some way, made someone’s day brighter. Notes thanking people who have given a helping hand, volunteered for neighborhood activities, have been a good neighbor or friend, were dropped off at the Lyndale Community Center.
On Sunday, November 17th over 200 notes were hand delivered and it was priceless to see the surprise and happiness on recipients faces.
This meeting afforded an opportunity for the Crime and Drug Committee to tour the City’s 911 facilities, through a connection between a former 911 staff member, who is now our Crime Prevention Specialist (CPS) Amy Lavender and a shift supervisor Sara Boucher-Jackson. The umbrella for all activities at the 911 center is known as Minneapolis Emergency Communication Center (MECC), located in the basement of City Hall. The Emergency Operations Center which is used as a back-up to MECC is located at 37th and Marshall NE, in Minneapolis
The Lyndale Walkers took a stroll around the neighborhood Sunday afternoon on their annual Halloween walk. The day was beautiful and we had some new participants this year, a number of kids, some in really cute costumes. Once again the gorilla and her trainer joined the group. At the beginning the kids were like “keep that thing away from me”, but before long they had taken charge of the gorilla, walking hand in hand and leading her around with the chain.
Please show your appreciation for all the wonderful people in Lyndale who help make life better by putting it in writing! Write a thank you note to the person who shovels the sidewalk when you’re too busy or the neighbor who warns you there is no parking or the person who did something extraordinary to impact the community. The Lyndale Walkers will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving Walk on Sunday, November 17th, where they will be hand delivering thank you notes written by community members to people in the neighborhood.
The September Crime & Drug Committee meeting was held at the 5th Police Precinct on September 10th at 6:30pm. This meeting began our fall season and attendees were enthusiastic and ready to go on our various projects. People who had attended the home safety workshop at the Precinct Station on July 23rd extolled its value and encouraged it being repeated so more people have a chance to participate.
A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to the bike patrol program this year. We are still getting a few checks coming into the office and the week from July 22nd through July 28th Gigi’s Cafe promoted three specific menu items as a money maker for the fundraiser, with 50 percent of the sales, from those menu items, being donated to the bike patrol.
On the last Sunday of the fundraiser eight of us gathered in the afternoon for a couple hours of social time and to enjoy the food while contributing to the bike patrol fundraiser.
The breakdown of menu items that contributed to the fundraiser:
Bike Patrol Pizza: 14 sold
Bike Patrol Spin Burger: 13 sold
The following is a Neighborhood Alert about a Door to Door Scam from the Minneapolis Police Department for the Lyndale and Kingfield Neighborhoods issued from the 5th Precinct on July 29th, 2013.
A notorious scam artist posing as an employee of Zion Lutheran Church or Teen Challenge. He is a friendly and articulate individual and has been seen recently in the Lyndale and Kingfield neighborhoods of the Fifth Precinct. He has approached several residents in the area and told them stories of his work vehicle being broken down and needs money for gas or a tow in order to transport parishioners/clients.
The following information is from the City of Minneapolis about street parking restrictions.
Stop Sign or Traffic Signal - vehicles are not allowed to park within 30 feet of the approach side of a stop sign or traffic signal unless otherwise indicated by a parking meter or traffic sign. No parking within 20 feet from an intersection corner without a stop sign or traffic signal.
Blocked driveway - vehicles are not allowed to park within 5 feet of a private road, a driveway, or alley.
About Crime and Drug
Lyndale's Crime and Drug Committee works to keep the neighborhood safe. The Committee meets on the second Tuesday of the month at the 5th Precinct. To get involved or to report a safety issue in the neighborhood, contact Norma Pietz at 612.824.9402 ex 15.
Saturday, December 144:00 pm to 7:30 pm
¡Ya viene lo mejor tiempo del año! Júntate con nosotros para el gran evento anual de La Posada donde habrá comida, Santa, aguinaldos, comunidad y más.
The most wonderful time of year is coming! Join us at our grand annual event, La Posada. There will be delicious food, Santa, gifts, community, and more!
Event Ambassadors/Embajador de evento:
It’s that time again! La Posada is just around the corner and there are many opportunities to help out with this great event. Tamales, dancers, community, and Santa all make this one of the most special events of the season. We’ll need help with set up, food service, activity helpers, clean up, children wrangling, and just general help with the merriment. Contact Aryca (firstname.lastname@example.org – 824-9402 ext. 26) to learn more about each opportunity and to sign up for a shift.