Catherine Johnson

New Website From Minneapolis Police Aims To Engage CommunityMinneapolis police are rolling out new technology they hope will not only help in fighting crime but also enhance transparency and accountability.
1 Year On, Witnesses Have Yet To Come Forward In Peacemaker's MurderMinneapolis Police are looking for help in solving a year-old homicide. Steven Martin, 37, was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight. Police say the father of seven was trying to be a peacemaker, but his life was taken instead.
Video May Help Police Nab Motorcyclist Who Killed Man In Hit-And-RunThe victim of a hit-and-run accident was laid to rest Tuesday. Now his family and Minneapolis police hope help from the public will lead to the person responsible. Louis Charging Bear, 56, was hit by a motorcycle as he crossed Cedar Avenue at 27th Street in Minneapolis on the night of June 5. Investigators released video Tuesday of the man riding that motorcycle 11 days ago.
North Mpls. Abduction Might Be Related To Other CaseCity police say that while investigating an abduction of a little girl earlier this month in north Minneapolis they were made aware of a similar, unreported abduction that happened in October.
Gun Seized In Traffic Stop Linked To NE Minneapolis MurderA gun found during a routine traffic stop in north Minneapolis lead to charges in an unsolved northeast Minneapolis murder. Eulalio Gonzalez-Sanchez, 36, had just gotten off a city bus near 22nd Avenue Northeast and 7th Street Northeast back in September. It was early on a Sunday morning when he was shot and killed. Investigators believe it was a robbery gone bad.
Heroin-Related Deaths In Metro On The Rise, Users Getting YoungerIt’s a troubling trend and a warning for parents: There was a record number of deaths connected to heroin overdose in Hennepin County last year. Fifty-four people died in 2013, that's up substantially from eight deaths in 2010, the year law enforcement notice an upward trend in overdoses.
Fugitive Charged After Late-Night Crime Spree In Twin CitiesA Department of Corrections (DOC) fugitive was charged Friday with first-degree aggravated robbery, second-degree assault and fleeing police in a motor vehicle after a crime spree Thursday night in the Twin Cities. According to Minneapolis Police, 39-year-old Brandon Stark approached four people with a knife late Thursday night in Minneapolis. The crime spree ended with Stark crashing a stolen car in St. Paul during a police chase.
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