Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Mobile Camera Placed at 25th Ave N and 4th St N
Post and photos by the Hawthorne Hawkman.
A common refrain among residents living in or near a problematic area is often, "If everyone knows drug dealing happens there, then why don't they just park a squad car on the corner all day long?" Over the past two weeks, the MPD has done almost exactly that. This blogger and other neighbors have seen multiple squad cars from the Minneapolis Police Department and the Hennepin County Sheriff's Department camped out on 25th and 4th. The cameras appear to be pointed directly at the 300 block of 25th Ave N, and are doing a great job of keeping at least that area relatively quiet.
I got out and did a quick drive around the area at about midnight tonight, and there were maybe two houses where people were hanging out. One was 2416 4th St N, mentioned in the comment thread of the previous blog post on this topic. The numbers of people weren't alarming and nothing obviously wrong was happening, so no 911 calls were logged.
4th St is quieting down, at least for the time being. Let's hope it stays that way.