Crime

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2 Shot In Maple Grove Movie Theater Parking Lot

Two people are hospitalized after a shooting incident outside a Maple Grove movie theater Saturday evening. Maple Grove Police say the two victims were in a car outside the AMC Arbor Lakes Theater just before 10 p.m. when they were shot.

08/22/2015

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Minnesota Man Found Dead In Central Philippines

A 58-year-old Minnesota man and his Filipino-American wife have been killed, and their decomposing bodies were found in a well in the central Philippines in a case suspected to be linked to robbery, police said Monday.

08/21/2015

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Man Charged With Strangling Brooklyn Park Girlfriend

A man is charged with murder Friday after an early-morning domestic violence incident ended in the strangulation of his girlfriend, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

08/07/2015

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Father Of Teen Arrested In Assault Case Says Son ‘Defended Himself’

The father of one of the teens arrested in Wichita, Kansas, over the weekend asks people to reserve judgment until the whole story is told.

08/05/2015

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Urban Ventures: We’re Taking Teen Assault Case ‘Very Seriously’

Urban Ventures says they’re taking the incident involving a number of teenagers allegedly assaulting people in Kansas “very seriously.” Over the weekend, police said seven kids ranging in age from 12 to 18 yelled and threw things at people in Wichita, including a number of homeless people.

08/04/2015

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Police Questioning Person Of Interest After Fatal St. Paul Shooting

St. Paul police are investigating a deadly shooting. They found a man dead outside a home in the 1500 block of Ames Avenue around 6:00 p.m. Monday night.

08/03/2015

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7 Minneapolis Teens Arrested In Kansas Assault

Several teens from a Minneapolis basketball program were arrested on assault charges in Wichita, Kansas over the weekend. The kids range in age from 12 to 18.

08/03/2015

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Police Investigating 2 Late-Night Robberies Near St. Cloud State Campus

Police are investigating two early, Saturday morning robberies near the St. Cloud State University campus that occurred within hours of each other, just five blocks apart.

08/03/2015

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White Bear Lake Man Found Guilty Of Having Sex With Trafficked Minor

A Ramsey County jury found Michael Mark Jordan, 43, guilty on two counts of engaging in prostitution with a minor Friday afternoon. Each conviction carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

07/31/2015

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Minneapolis Homicides Up For First Time In 3 Years

As summer scorches on, the city of Minneapolis is dealing with a disturbing trend in crime. So far this year, police have seen an average of one murder per week. Over the weekend, three separate shootings resulted in two deaths.

07/26/2015

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Medical Examiner: North Mpls. Artist Died Of ‘Complex Homicidal Violence’

Susan Spiller, the 68-year-old resident of north Minneapolis who was found killed in her home last week, died of “complex homicidal violence,” according to a report by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

07/20/2015

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Mpls. City Council Works To Curb Post Bar Close Crime

The city of Minneapolis is looking for ways to curb the violence in the downtown area after bar close. The Star Tribune reported a proposal at City Hall would let businesses get a special license so they could keep offering food and entertainment after 2 a.m.

07/17/2015

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BCA Blends Old & New Tech To Match Shoes To Criminals

From the time of Sherlock Holmes, trace evidence found at crime scenes has been “elementary” in solving the “whodunit.” A century later, technology is taking shoe print evidence to a whole new level. Catherine Knutson is Lab Director at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul.

07/14/2015

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Fireworks Dealer Reports Major Theft; Police Believe Thieves Reselling

It is the biggest week of the year for fireworks dealers. And it seems it may be the biggest week of the year for fireworks stealers.

06/29/2015

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Teen Charged With 2nd Degree Murder In St. Cloud

Prosecutors charged a 16-year-old with second degree murder Monday in connection to a stabbing in St. Cloud last week.

06/29/2015

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Mother And Toddler Recovering After South Minneapolis Shooting

Last week a mother and toddler were both shot while walking near Peavey Park in Minneapolis. Now, Shandrea Spielman is talking about their recovery.

06/26/2015

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Suspect Arrested In Mpls. Mother-Daughter Shooting

Police arrested a man Friday who they say is responsible for shooting a 22-year-old mother and her 15-month-old daughter in a south Minneapolis park Thursday afternoon. The shooting comes as violent crime is going up in the city of Minneapolis.

06/19/2015

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Homicides Up In Minneapolis For First Time In 3 Years

The number of murders is on the rise in Minneapolis for the first time in three years, and overall violent crime is seeing an increase too. The latest statistics for the first half of the year has the murder rate up nearly 50 percent over this time last year.

06/18/2015

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1 Hospitalized After Drive-By Shooting In S. Minneapolis

It happened overnight at 28th Street and Portland Avenue South. Police say a vehicle drove up to a minivan and shot at it five times.

06/13/2015

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1 Dead In North Minneapolis Shooting

Police say they responded to a report of gunshots near the intersection of Colfax Avenue and North 34th Avenue at around 9:00 p.m. When they arrived at the scene, they found the man dead in the street.

06/12/2015

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Eagan Family’s Car Vandalized, Spray Painted With Racial Slurs

An Eagan family found their car vandalized yesterday morning, and covered with racial slurs. Police say someone smashed out a window in Steve Wright’s car; spray-painted racial slurs on the hood, trunk and windows; and then doused the car with gasoline.

06/01/2015

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Teen Clubbed With Tire Iron In Taco Bell Brawl

A 15-year-old St. Paul boy says he was attacked for trying to stick up for fast food workers who were being bullied by three customers.

05/31/2015

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5 Charged In Faribault Hogtie Assault Incident

Four men and three women are accused of hogtying a man and assaulting him in Faribault Saturday.

05/28/2015

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Conviction Affirmed For Minnesota Man In Al-Shabab Case

A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a man who authorities say played a key role in funneling others from Minnesota to the terrorist group al-Shabab in Somalia.

05/27/2015

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Man Who Killed 3 While Driving Drunk Arrested For DWI

Jacob, Justin and Matthew Backstrom died in October 2004 — they had just finished a trip to WalMart when Boe Barlage hit them head on. He spent six years in prison, and the judge ordered him to speak to groups about his crime.

05/18/2015

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