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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Richfield Man Charged in Minneapolis’ First Homicide of 2014

Richfield Man Charged in Minneapolis’ First Homicide of 2014

A St. Louis Park Man was shot in Minneapolis last week, just 13 months after his son also died in a shooting. A Richfield man charged in the case makes his first court appearance today.
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.
Southdale Librarian's Choker: 'You Don't Walk Away From Me'

Southdale Librarian's Choker: 'You Don't Walk Away From Me'

The man was cited for fifth-degree assault and banned from the Southdale Library in September.
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.”
Car Stolen With a Man's Daughter Still In It: Police Blotter

Car Stolen With a Man's Daughter Still In It: Police Blotter

The Richfield Public Safety Department releases its most recent crime reports.
Crime Alert: Resident Loses $900 in Utility Scam

Crime Alert: Resident Loses $900 in Utility Scam

A caller told the resident that there was a problem with equipment on her house regarding the electricity, according to Richfield Public Safety.
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.
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.
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.
Ideas for Planning a Sober Ride New Year's Eve

Ideas for Planning a Sober Ride New Year's Eve

Hennepin County Rich Stanek reminds citizens to plan a sober ride as the holiday season winds down.
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.
Wife Stabs Husband to Death and Naked Intruder: Crime Stories of 2013

Wife Stabs Husband to Death and Naked Intruder: Crime Stories of 2013

A look at some of the most read Richfield crime stories of 2013.
Police Pursue Naked Intruder in Richfield

Police Pursue Naked Intruder in Richfield

Police searched the area surrounding the 7400 block of Aldrich Avenue Sunday morning, according to an audio recording on Police Clips.
Second Richfield Pedestrian Hit By Car Dies

Second Richfield Pedestrian Hit By Car Dies

Jon Smith passed away Dec. 15, according to a Caring Bridge page started in his honor.
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.
Man Gets Life Without Parole for Killing Wife, Unborn Child: Crime Roundup

Man Gets Life Without Parole for Killing Wife, Unborn Child: Crime Roundup

The top police, court and fire stories from our Patch sites in the Twin Cities include a man found dead in a car pulled from a burning garage, priest misconduct and a stabbing threat.