Monday, April 26, 2010

Suspected Arson in Northeast

Post by the Hawthorne Hawkman. Contributed photos.

The Johnny Northside blog would love to cover all things "north" in Minneapolis. This includes the North Loop and Northeast. There's only so much time in the day, however. (But hey, if there are Nordeasters out there who want to be contributors to JNS, or JNES, just let us know.)

One concerned Northeast resident sent John and me some photos of a house after a recent house fire at 1705 2nd St NE. This person stated, "All signs point to the owners being culprits," but did not elaborate as to why that might be the case. We were asked to put photos and a request for information out there because no other media source has covered this fire.

In a rather Dickensian twist, even though I couldn't place the property at all, I know the area well because...

...first off, the contact person said that the house was right across the street from Sentyrz. This is the market where "Mr. Valeria" makes his artisan Polish sausage - the very sausage used to commemorate the rapidly-increasing successes in the Hawthorne EcoVillage. He's pictured here, proudly holding a newspaper ad bearing his likeness.

The house is also very close to Eastside Neighborhood Services, where half of each year's 3rd Ward CARE Committee meetings are held.

Anyone with information about the fire at 1705 2nd St NE is urged to first contact authorities, and then share what information you can on this blog.


emma said...

I really want some Polish sausage.

In light of a bad situation - thanks for the Polish sausage tip.

haasertime said...

That's right down the street from my house. I walked over to rubberneck that night. It was extinguished pretty quickly and they didn't pull anybody out, from what I could tell. People were hugging and crying in the street, I assumed they were residents. There was nothing that screamed arson at that point.

Molly MM said...

It wouldn't have raised an arson flag for me either, but I get the MPD action alerts for Sheridan and the fire was deemed arson, though no arrests were noted in the alert. From what I heard, there was an accelerant used. No other info or news since.

SKIORDIE said...

I did that, that house is an eyesore!!