'Pocket Dial' Leads To Triple Arrest In Mankato BurglaryThree Mankato residents are in custody in connection to a burglary that police first got wind of due to a 911 pocket dial. The Blue County Sheriff's office says a 911 dispatcher received a call from a cell phone at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday.
Mankato Murder Suspect ‘Mentally Incompetent’ To Stand Trial A veteran has been found mentally incompetent to stand trial for a murder and attempted murder in Mankato last June. According to the Blue Earth County Attorney's office, 25-year-old Levi Spencer Minissale is accused of stabbing 20-year-old Yesenia Gonzalez to death, as well as stabbing a 26-year-old man on the night of June 6, 2013. A court-ordered psychiatrist determined Minissale to be "mentally ill or mentally deficient," and should be civilly committed as a mentally ill and dangerous individual.
Mankato Man Caught Trying To Pawn Stolen SnowboardsA 20-year-old Mankato man was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly tried to sell stolen snowboards to a local pawn shop, authorities said.