Child Endangerment

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Man Charged With Child Endangerment After Boy, 8, Crashes Car In St. Paul

An Eagan man faces child endangerment charges for letting his 8-year-old cousin drive his car. Blake Folson, 25, was in the passenger seat when the child drove and crashed into another vehicle at Atlantic Street and Reaney Avenue in St Paul.

06/11/2015

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Man Charged After Crash Involving 8-Year-Old Driver

A man involved in a head-on crash Monday in east St. Paul told police the driver was a child. Investigators say 25-year-old Blake Folson let his 8-year-old cousin control the pedals while he steered.

06/10/2015

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After Toddler’s Homicide, Mom Charged With Endangerment

The mother of an 18-month-old girl that died of homicidal violence earlier this year now faces child endangerment charges for letting the girl stay with her boyfriend, whose sons reportedly told her their father was hitting the child.

04/21/2015

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‘Pot (The Movie)’ Features Plight Of Minnesota Family

A movie premiering Saturday at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival is taking on marijuana. Michael Hope’s film, “Pot (the movie),” tells the plight of a Minnesota woman who gave her son medical marijuana.

04/11/2015

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Authorities: 2 Kids Found Malnourished Placed In Protective Custody

The Sherburne County Attorney’s Office has confirmed that the two children found malnourished and living in filthy conditions will be placed in protective custody.

03/24/2015

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Parents Of 2 Kids Found Malnourished May Lose Custody

The parents of two children found malnourished and in filthy living conditions in a Sherburne County home may now lose custody of the children, according to court documents. Sherburne County officials have filed a petition to have the children placed into protective custody.

03/23/2015

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Co. Attorney: Woman Drove Drunk With 3 Kids, Crashed Into Pole

An Eden Prairie woman faces criminal charges after she was accused of hitting a light pole while driving drunk with three young children in tow. The Dakota County Attorney’s office says 28-year-old Sissy Marie Garcia was charged Wednesday with two counts of second-degree driving while impaired and one count of child endangerment.

03/18/2015

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Authorities: Man Arrested After Toddlers Found Severely Malnourished

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office says a 32-year-old man is jail accused of child neglect and drug-related offenses after two malnourished toddlers were found to be living in “extremely filthy” conditions.

03/16/2015

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Charges: Montevideo Man Left Child In Car To Drink At Bar

A 27-year-old Montevideo man is accused of drinking at a bar earlier this month while leaving a small child inside a vehicle sleeping with the car running, according to police. Montevideo police said Christopher Jasperson was charged with child endangerment in connection with the case.

02/24/2015

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Police: Lakeville Man Faces Drunk Driving Charges After Rear-Ending Truck

A Lakeville man has been charged with driving while impaired after he allegedly rear-ended a truck last summer. Jesse Curtis Huber, 36, has been charged with one count of child endangerment and two counts of second-degree impaired driving.

01/30/2015

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1 Of 2 Charges Dropped For Mom Who Treated Son With Cannabis Oil

The more serious of two charges against a Minnesota mom, charged for treating her son with medical cannabis, has been dropped.

01/23/2015

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Lawmakers Criticize Minn. Child Protection System

Minnesota lawmakers are outlining their proposals to change the state’s child protection system. Four legislators were rolling out a plan Wednesday. They serve on a task force Gov. Mark Dayton created after media reports of bureaucratic faults in the death of a 4-year-old boy.

01/21/2015

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3 Kids In Home During Lonsdale Drug Bust

Three people are in jail and three children are in protective custody after a drug bust Thursday in Lonsdale. The Rice County Sheriff’s Office says agents from the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force executed a no-knock search warrant at 11:25 a.m. at a residence — where drugs, firearms and stolen property were suspected to be.

01/15/2015

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Maplewood Mother Charged With Passing Out Atop Toddler

A Maplewood woman is charged with child endangerment after police found her passed out on top of her 19-month-old child on Nov. 9.

12/19/2014

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Rosemount Mother Charged After 4 Kids Found In Bug-Ridden Home

A 38-year-old Rosemount mother has been accused child endangerment and neglect after her four children were found living in bug-ridden and unsanitary living conditions, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

10/30/2014

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Man Who Allegedly Police On High-Speed Boat Chase Charged

A Twin Cities father accused of leading police on a boat chase with a baby in tow has been charged Monday. Thirty-three-year-old Ryan Krueger, of Mound, was charged with one count each of fleeing a police officer, terroristic threats or reckless disregard, child endangerment and operating a motorboat under the influence of alcohol. According to authorities, around 8:30 p.m. on the Fourth of July, Krueger led police on a high-speed boat chase on Lake Minnetonka.

07/07/2014

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Charges: Man Drunk While Mud-Covered Kids Played Alone In Hotel Parking Lot

A Farmington man has been charged after three young children he was taking care of were found playing alone in a hotel parking lot, covered in mud, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office. Benjamin Edward Barsness, 31, faces gross misdemeanor charges of child neglect and child endangerment in connection to the May 24, 2014 incident.

05/29/2014

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Good Question: Is It Ever OK To Leave Kids In Cars?

A new survey from Public Opinion Strategies of Washington, D.C. reveals that 14 percent of parents say they’ve left their children alone in a car. For parents of children under three years old, that percentage jumps to 23 percent. The study also found fathers are three times more likely (23 percent) than mothers (8 percent) to leave kids in cars.

04/29/2014

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Charges: WI Couple Visits Sex Shop, Leaves Baby In Sweltering Car

A Wisconsin couple allegedly left their baby parked in a car while they shopped for sex toys, and are now charged with child-endangerment. The parents were shopping on June 22 at Lover’s Lane in Libertyville, Ill., said a WTJM-TV report.

07/04/2013

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Dad Whose Son Accidentally Shot, Killed Brother Gets Probation

The Minneapolis father who was found guilty of manslaughter and child endangerment after his son accidentally shot and killed his brother has been sentenced to serve 10 years’ probation.

06/27/2013

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NJ ‘Tanning Mom’ Sent To MN Detox Facility

A New Jersey woman widely known as “the tanning mom” was sent to a temporary detox facility after allegedly being intoxicated at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan says airport police were called to the Delta ticket counter Thursday because of an intoxicated woman. Hogan says Patricia Krentcil wasn’t arrested but was taken to a detox facility to sober up. He didn’t know if or when she had been released. She couldn’t be reached at her home number Saturday.

06/15/2013

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Father Found Guilty After Son Accidentally Shot, Killed Brother

A Minneapolis father whose 4-year-old son found a gun in the home and accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old brother with it has been found guilty on four criminal counts, including manslaughter and child endangerment.

05/31/2013

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Police: Couple Left Son In Van While At Bar

A Roseau couple have been charged with child endangerment after leaving their seven-year-old child with disabilities in an unattended van for over an hour as they drank at a bar.

04/15/2013

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Mom Charged In Drunken Crash That Cost Daughter Her Finger

A 27-year-old mother has been charged with four criminal counts of criminal vehicular operation after a crash investigators say happened while she was driving drunk.

03/26/2013

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Charges: Woman Left Kids In Cold Car While Drinking

A Twin Cities woman is in trouble with the law after police say she left two kids, ages 2 and 3, inside a cold car while she drank inside a bar.

01/29/2013

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