Anoka County Sheriff’s Office
A Dayton woman has been severely injured by lightning while watching a youth baseball game in Anoka County. Sheriff’s Cmdr. Paul Sommer says the 48-year-old was watching a game at Lion’s Park on Saturday afternoon when a thunderstorm moved into the area.
Lightning is responsible for injuring a woman and starting a house fire in two separate incidents Saturday afternoon in Ham Lake, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities received reports of lightning striking a woman at 2:45 p.m. at Lions Park at 155th Avenue and Central Avenue.
Authorities said the owners of an RV that was rented to a group who found a dead body inside are not considered suspects in the man’s death.
Investigators have identified the body that was found in a compartment of a rented RV on Friday in Winona, Minn. as an Anoka man who’s been missing since last November. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s office, 22-year-old Kevin Casserly was found by 10 friends who had rented an RV from a man in Anoka.
Police are investigating after a group who had rented an RV from a private party in Anoka County found a dead body inside a storage compartment in Winona. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office received the report at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday from the Winona Police Department.
Authorities said one person is dead after a house fire in Columbia Heights Tuesday night. Crews responded to the 1000 block of 44 ½ Avenue at about 8:38p.m. on a report of a house fire.
Authorities said a man who impersonated a police officer and allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in Anoka County has been arrested. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said the incident took place at about 1 p.m. on Nov. 23 on the 6400 block of 5th Street NE in Fridley.
A 44-year-old Ramsey man is accused of criminal sexual conduct involving several children after he mentored them through the “Big Brothers” organization in the north Twin Cities metro, according to charges filed by the Anoka County attorney.
Three men, one armed with a gun, are still at large after robbing a Fridley bank Thursday evening. According to the FBI’s Minneapolis field office, three men entered the TCF Bank at 52050 Central Ave. NE at 7:00 p.m. All three approached the main counter and demanded money. One man was armed with a handgun. The robbers left with an undisclosed amount of money and fled southbound on Central Avenue. Witnesses believe they were in a gray passenger vehicle. All three men wore black masks. Two were wearing dark clothing, while the third wore a white jumpsuit.
Authorities in Andover are looking for at least one suspect after a string of arson fires in the city over the last three days. Authorities said fires have been intentionally set to both occupied and unoccupied single family homes that are concentrated to one neighborhood in Andover.
A body was removed from the Mississippi River on Sunday near Riverfront Park in Fridley, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s office. Authorities say the body of an adult male was spotted by a person in a canoe at 2 p.m. near the river’s shore, close to the 5200 block of East River Road. The body was recovered by the Anoka County dive team, and turned over to the Anoka County Medical Examiner’s office. The sheriff’s office says no foul play is suspected.
One person was killed Monday night after a car rear-ended a Metro Transit bus in the north Twin Cities metro, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities responded to the area of Highway 65 and 89th Avenue NE in Blaine at about 5:38 p.m. Monday on a report of a three-vehicle crash.
A 40-year-old Forest Lake man died Friday afternoon in Oak Grove when his motorcycle collided with a car at an intersection, authorities said. The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said the incident took place at 5:08 p.m. at the intersection of Vikings Boulevard and University Avenue.
A 22-year-old man from Nowthen is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl multiple times over the course of one day, according to charges filed Tuesday in Anoka County Court. Kelly Eugene Jenkins was charged by the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office with three felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with the incident, which happened Aug. 13.
One person was killed and another was hurt after one-vehicle crash in Circle Pines north of the metro early Sunday morning, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators are looking for the public’s help in finding three people believed to be wedding day thieves. Video surveillance gave police a good look at the two people who invited themselves to Jesse and Jill Goembel’s special day at Edinburgh Country Club in Brooklyn Park.
At least one person was seriously hurt in a crash in East Bethel Friday morning, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said the crash happened just after 6 a.m. Friday on Highway 65 near 237th Avenue.
At least one person is dead and two others have been seriously hurt in a crash in East Bethel north of the Twin Cities, according to Anoka County Dispatch. Authorities received a report of the crash at about 10:46 a.m. Thursday on Highway 65 at 181st Avenue in East Bethel.
A 27-year-old Coon Rapids man is accused of paying a 12-year-old girl to take pornographic pictures of her, according to charges filed this week in Anoka County Court. Daniel Lawrence Kennedy was charged with five counts of using a minor in a sexual performance or pornographic work, disseminating pornographic work, and five counts of possessing pornography involving minors in connection with the November 2012 incident.
Authorities said one person was killed in a single-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning in Coon Rapids after a car struck a cement wall. Coon Rapids Police responded to the crash at about 2:50 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Highway 10 near Foley Boulevard.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office has released a sketch of the suspect who reportedly assaulted and robbed a 17-year-old girl in Bunker Hills Park earlier this week. The incident happened at around 5:12 p.m. Tuesday. The victim told police she was walking with another person that day when they separated and left in different directions.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help after a 17-year-old girl was reportedly assaulted and robbed in Bunker Hills Park in Andover.
Four hours after Wednesday morning’s deadly crash, accident reconstruction crews were still at the scene. A Ford sedan came to rest in the ditch along Lexington Avenue while a Toyota SUV sits sideways on the road.
Investigators will try to determine what caused the two to hit head-on around 8:15 a.m. as a light rain was falling.
One person suffered serious injuries after a rollover crash on Interstate 35 near Forest Lake, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said one of its deputies acted heroically Thursday when he jumped into frigid waters to help a driver whose car slid into a pond.