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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Names of Fallen Officers from Minnesota Added to National Memorial

Names of Fallen Officers from Minnesota Added to National Memorial

A final roll call for police officers from around the country, including a St. Paul police officer who died in 2013, will take place Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Three Shot Outside Liquor Store: Police, Court and Fire Roundup

Three Shot Outside Liquor Store: Police, Court and Fire Roundup

The top police, fire and court stories from our Twin Cities Patch sites include a woman who died after a crash on an icy road.
Woman Punches, Knees Pregnant Woman’s Stomach, Police Say: Crime Roundup

Woman Punches, Knees Pregnant Woman’s Stomach, Police Say: Crime Roundup

The top police, fire and court stories from our Twin Cities Patch sites include a business license suspension after employee takes cash from officer for “massage.”
State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

State Department Issues Travel Alert for Sochi Olympics

Americans traveling to the Games this year should be vigilant of their surroundings, officials said.
Firefighters Battle Garage Blaze in Extremely Cold Temperatures: Fire Roundup

Firefighters Battle Garage Blaze in Extremely Cold Temperatures: Fire Roundup

The fire stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities this week include a grocery store that had to discard food contaminated by smoke.
College Coach Accused Of Having Sex With Teenager: Police and Court Roundup

College Coach Accused Of Having Sex With Teenager: Police and Court Roundup

The top police and court stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities this week include a car plunging off an overpass and onto a frozen pond.
Edina's New Fire Chief Has A Familiar Face

Edina's New Fire Chief Has A Familiar Face

Tom Schmitz will rejoin the department as its chief after a two year absense.
Report Details Timeline of Fatal Helicopter Crash

Report Details Timeline of Fatal Helicopter Crash

A pilot who flew out of Flying Cloud airport crashed on the Maplewood/Oakdale border June 19.
Hennepin Co. Attorney: 'Be Smart When Using Smart Phones, Electronics'

Hennepin Co. Attorney: 'Be Smart When Using Smart Phones, Electronics'

Recently there have been a string of robberies of electronic devices, such as smart phones, tablets and computers in the Metro Area.
Man Dies in Rollover Crash, But Passenger Not Injured: Crime Roundup

Man Dies in Rollover Crash, But Passenger Not Injured: Crime Roundup

The top police, court and fire stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities this week include a woman who slashed another woman’s face with a butcher knife.
Police: Man Ignites His Home Due To 'CIA-Implanted Computer In His Brain'

Police: Man Ignites His Home Due To 'CIA-Implanted Computer In His Brain'

Ronald Bailey allegedly asked when firefighters would finish so he could 'start the rest of the house on fire.'
19 of the Strangest Minnesota Crimes of 2013

19 of the Strangest Minnesota Crimes of 2013

With sex toys, racing pigeons, naked burglaries and more, the past year had some crazy moments.
Prior Offender Charged With Exposing Himself at Panera Bread

Prior Offender Charged With Exposing Himself at Panera Bread

John David Miller faces an indecent exposure charge over allegations that he made vulgar gestures and exposed his genitals to a woman.
9 Servers Caught in Underage Drinking Sting

9 Servers Caught in Underage Drinking Sting

The charges follow alcohol compliance checks on Eden Prairie establishments.
Eden Prairie Cancels Sex Offender Meeting

Eden Prairie Cancels Sex Offender Meeting

Level III predatory offender Dennis James Armstrong no longer lives in Eden Prairie.
Coach Cleared and Police Search for Naked Intruder: Crime Roundup

Coach Cleared and Police Search for Naked Intruder: Crime Roundup

The top police, court and fire stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities this week include a Level III sex offender moving to a Twin Cities suburb.
Hennepin County Has Tips for Avoiding Target Fiasco, I.D. Theft

Hennepin County Has Tips for Avoiding Target Fiasco, I.D. Theft

A security breach at Target has impacted literally millions of credit card users. What can consumers do to protect themselves?
Meeting to Take Place About Level III Sex Offender in Eden Prairie

Meeting to Take Place About Level III Sex Offender in Eden Prairie

The Police Department and Department of Corrections are hosting the meeting in response to a predatory offender temporarily living on Martin Drive.
Catholic Defense League: MPR is ‘Hypocritical,’ Withholding Sex Abuse Details

Catholic Defense League: MPR is ‘Hypocritical,’ Withholding Sex Abuse Details

With the church under fire, the league fired back that MPR is delaying the release of information in order to benefit its editorial schedule.
Abandoned Box Shuts Down MSP Airport’s Terminal 2

Abandoned Box Shuts Down MSP Airport’s Terminal 2

The box was not a bomb, but operations came to a halt for two hours.