Jul 30, 2014

Officer-Involved Shooting and Man Indicted for Ex-Girlfriend’s Death

The top police, court and fire stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities include a driver charged for texted right before car crash.

Officer-Involved Shooting and Man Indicted for Ex-Girlfriend’s Death


Eagan Road Rage Incident Ends with a Clubbed Car

Roger Carl Pautz, 70, of Eagan was charged in the incident.

Women Busted for Shoplifting Kohl's Items Worth Thousands

The women were arrested after a loss prevention supervisor at the Kohl's in Eagan saw them leave the store with purses full of merchandise.


Dad Dies, Kids Hurt in Crash at Old Highway 35 and Tower Road

A blown stop sign put the minivan in the path of a minivan driven by a Hudson man, according to media reports and the Wisconsin State Patrol.


Anthony Lee Nelson Indicted for First-Degree Murder in Fatal Shooting

The investigation into Anarae Schunk's death is ongoing.

Lakeville Police Searching for Bank Robbery Suspect

Police released a photo of the suspect in the Bremer Bank robbery on Tuesday.

Maple Grove

How to Lead Police Right to You

The Burger King robber offered some clues that didn’t exactly require the sleuthing skills of Sherlock Holmes.

Leaking Car Starts Garage Fire

Gasoline caught fire and spread to the car and garage.

Flames at an Asphalt Plant and a Vehicle Fire: Maple Grove Fire Reports

A selection of incidents firefighters responded to over the past week.


Austin Man Named as Person Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting

Michael Regner Tray was 27 when he died.

Minnetonka Officers Involved in Shooting at Claremont Apartments

A man died. No officers were hurt.

Police: Ex-Macy’s Employee Used Bad Checks for Purchases at Former Employer

Shatara Laquanda Brown has been charged with issuance of a dishonored check.

Minnetonka Man Charged in Bedroom Break-In

Reid Christopher Ostlund has been charged with first-degree burglary.

Police: Minnetonka Driver Texted 20 Seconds Before Serious Crash

Prosecutors have charged Stephanie Marie Deloye with felony criminal vehicular operation.


Report: Missing Man With Mental Illness Found, Then Tased Along I-94

He was located near Denny’s, according to KARE 11.

Oakdale Man Sentenced to Prison Time for Robbery

Erik Martinez, 38, threatened another man and demanded his possessions after the victim said he didn’t want to buy any drugs.

Parenting in Public: Crying Babies and Stressed Out Parents

“Not every stressed out parent is a child abuser. If you have been blessed with children, you most likely have been here. Parenting is not easy,” says Aine Bebeau, member of Washington County Child Protection Citizen Review Panel.


Someone Left Anatomy Lesson, Broken Windows on Vandalized Excavator

The damage may have been done over the weekend to the equipment parked near Brown's Creek Trail in Stillwater, according to police.

St. Louis Park

St. Louis Park Man's ‘Ingenious Plans for Mass Murder’ Land Him in Jail

John Louis Thompson III wrote a letter threatening the lives of his roommate's family and friends, according to a Hennepin County criminal complaint.

SLP Little Caesar’s Customer Threatens to Shoot Cashier

The customer ordered and paid for a cheese pizza before asking the Little Caesar's cashier for money.

St. Michael

Known Sex Offender Escapes Wright County Deputies, at Large

The Minnesota Department of Corrections has now categorized Daniel J. Rossberg as a fugitive from justice.

Elk River Cell Phone Shop Robbed at Gunpoint

Elk River Police attempted to track down a man after an employee at the T-Mobile store told dispatchers he was held up around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22.


Woodbury Police Warn of Daytime Burglaries, Seek Public’s Help to Find Suspects

The burglaries have happened during late-morning hours in homes that were unoccupied.

Speedo Cyclist, STD Complaint, Sew Upset: Woodbury Police Blotter

Selected calls to the Woodbury Public Safety Department from Oct. 9-15.

Man Sentenced to Prison Time for Woodbury Robbery

Erik Martinez, of Oakdale, threatened another man and demanded his possessions after the victim said he didn’t want to buy any drugs.

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