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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Vikings Adrian Peterson Indicted In Child Abuse Case

Vikings Adrian Peterson Indicted In Child Abuse Case

Peterson allegedly beat his 4-year-old son with a flexible tree branch referred to as a "switch."
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.”
Minneapolis Man Gets Nearly 16 Years in Recruiter Hit and Run Case

Minneapolis Man Gets Nearly 16 Years in Recruiter Hit and Run Case

Enrico Taylor had earlier pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree assault and one count of second-degree assault.
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.
FBI Investigating Franklin Avenue Bank Robbery

FBI Investigating Franklin Avenue Bank Robbery

The agency is asking for help identifying the two men who robbed the bank Monday.
After BB Gun Robbery of SLP Family Dollar, Minneapolis Duo Face Up to 20 Years

After BB Gun Robbery of SLP Family Dollar, Minneapolis Duo Face Up to 20 Years

The pair stole two baskets of merchandise on Dec. 17.
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.
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.
Minneapolis Robberies Target Hispanic Victims

Minneapolis Robberies Target Hispanic Victims

Five robberies took place between Dec. 20 and Dec. 23.
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?
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.
‘Catholic Church is a Total Mess’: Residents Angry Over Latest Accusations

‘Catholic Church is a Total Mess’: Residents Angry Over Latest Accusations

While some are waiting to see how the investigations play out, others are frustrated with a church embroiled in controversy over clergy sex abuse accusations.
Edina Police Catch Car Thief After Chase Through Alley: Radio Chatter

Edina Police Catch Car Thief After Chase Through Alley: Radio Chatter

The driver was arrested on West 55th Street.