Saturday, March 30, 2013

2711 Humboldt Ave. N. Placed On A Short Leash By Minneapolis Police...

Contributed photo, blog post by John Hoff

It was August of last year when this blog wrote about a police raid on 2711 Humboldt Ave. N. (photo of raid, above) and the surprising paper trail of ownership, which led to Donald G. Swensrud; who is active in the Tea Party and Landlord Politics Dot Com.

There has been a new development at the property. Police have Swensrud on notice (click here for document) that further problems at the property can result in loss of the rental license. Furthermore, it's my understanding neighbors are...



...pretty much poised over their phones, eagerly waiting for the next opportunity to call 911 on this problematic property. The city's property website lists 2711 Humboldt Ave. N. in a status of "license in review."

The notification letter from the police department helpfully lists landlord Donald Swensrud at 5429 Lyndale Ave. N.

Huh. Good to know.

The documents mention a search warrant was executed on March 5 and suspected narcotics were recovered. JNS blog is in pursuit of names and further details about the raid.

Stay tuned. 

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess all those investor groups like Landlord Politics Dot Com. really don't give a hoot about anyone around them. It's all about their rights to feed off society.

Anonymous said...

Do you have a particular reason to think that Mr. Swensrud knowingly tolerates illegal activity on his property? Is there some legally allowable tenant screening procedure that you would suggest he employ that he is not employing? Landlords should take all reasonable legal means to ensure that their properties are not used illicitly, but they can't control everything. I don't have enough data to know whether Swensrud is turning a blind eye to criminality or is himself a victim of problem tenants who he couldn't have identified as problems without having made discriminatory assumptions.

Johnny Northside! said...

Clearly, the man is doing something wrong if he's getting warnings like this from the police about his rental license. If I had to take a guess, I suppose the man is not keeping a close enough eye on his tenants. Like, HELLO, it's happened before and it's happened before at THAT property.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:21...

That may have been a good post the FIRST time this residence was raided - but seems like lighting has stuck twice in this location. If he can't run a rental business any better than this he should look for another line of work.

He certainly has no right advocating for landlord rights!

Chuck said...

I totally agree

Anonymous said...

If I were him, I would be scared to try to evict gangbangers from my property.

Anonymous said...

donald swensrud's wife was at one time a member of the brooklyn center city council.

Anonymous said...

U is a bitch Ass nigga I will kill yo bitch Ass

Anonymous said...

Bitch

Anonymous said...

you is a bitch ass nigga I will kill yo bitch ass.....obviously someone who has taken it in the ass

Johnny Northside! said...

Word of a THIRD incident at this property. I will be getting something written up soon. It's the same resident, AGAIN, involved in the incident.

GEE, would that be an example of KNOWINGLY TOLERATING?