Hit and run crash leaves Lake Street business in shambles

No squad was immediately dispatched to the incident at the time due to a massive police response at an active shooter incident several blocks away.

The Bungalow Club following a hit and run crash July 13, 2022. (Supplied to Crime Watch Minneapolis)

A neighborhood diner in the Cooper neighborhood of Minneapolis was left in shambles late Wednesday night after a reportedly intoxicated female crashed a pick-up truck through the front window.

A police dispatcher aired just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday that a vehicle had struck The Bungalow Club building at 4300 East Lake Street. The dispatcher added that the female suspect was reported to be intoxicated and “all over the road” and took off from the scene in a green Dodge pick-up truck.

No squad was immediately dispatched to the incident at the time due to a massive police response at an active shooter incident several blocks away that had begun two hours earlier, just after 9:30 p.m.

There was no information aired about why the group was blocking the road, but the area is notorious for 24/7 drug sales and there is a troublesome encampment nearby.

Dispatches following the crash did not indicate that the female suspect who caused the crash had been located or taken into custody.

The other police SWAT incident ended at 4:30 a.m. when “six hours of attempted negotiations with a man who had isolated himself in an apartment resulted in an officer-involved shooting,” police said.

Alpha News will follow developments in both incidents.

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